Department of Environmental Science

Curriculum

Note: Students are required to take and complete 36 or more elective subjects in addition to the 4 compulsory subjects (if 3 one-credit subjects are taken, 37 or more subjects must be selected and completed).

Specialized Subjects(specific)

Local Environmental Planning

Because 40% of the population living in rural areas is involved in agricultural production, the development of an effective plan to allocate sufficient community resources while protecting the landscape is essential. Creating an agrarian community that also aims to preserve the beautiful aspects of the natural environment requires assiduous planning and sound legal application. With that in mind, I will conduct my lectures from a social science perspective.

Topographic Information Processing

To achieve the conservation, maintenance, and utilization of the natural environment, it is necessary to accurately and rapidly gather geologic and geometric details of the terrain. Therefore, my lectures will emphasize both the theory and the practical methods of surveying by measuring the topography and identifying salient features.

Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry is the science for the important banding between humans and materials, which relates to human activities. The inorganic chemistry presented in this course will enable students to evolve the knowledge through the fundamental law and phenomena occurred in the universe and earth.

Animal propagation science

Animals propagate themselves by reproduction, fundamental biological mechanism. This lecture aims to learn basic field of reproduction, such as fertilization, early development, implantation, pregnancy, parturition and lactation, and assisted reproduction technologies, such as artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, somatic cell nuclear transfer, which provide improvement of livestock breeding, conservation of rare species of animals.

Foods Economics and Safety

An actual situation and environment of our foods be changing dramatically, this lecture start to recognize these accurately by official statistical survey and many data. Even in economically or socially unreasonable reality, still there is a rationality that exists. Problems of our foods, there is much belief, but economic analyzes our food environment to transform into dynamically without getting snagged in prejudice.

Farm Management

Acquaints students with concepts and evidence regarding alternative roles of farm management and agricultural policies related to agriculture and food, markets, production, and environment that address the many important issues facing the Japanese agriculture. This lecture provides current and historically important Japanese agriculture and the basics to understand characteristics of farm management theory, and contains a technique that a basic theory of the agricultural business administration and management, decision theory, and farmer’s business development. The agricultural management theory bases a production economics, with this basic theoretical learning. The range of the agricultural business administration can vary in size depending on the recognition of agricultural resources.

Experiments/Practicums

Basic Experiment For Inorganic Chemistry

Basic experiment for inorganic chemistry will allow students to understand basic knowledge and skill of inorganic chemistry, statistical calculation and making the report. Students will practice the scientific findings, scientific way of thinking and preliminary knowledge for specialized experiments.

Basic Experiment For The Environmental Science

Chemical and hydrological survey, sampling technology and analysis for atmosphere, soil and water will enable students to understand the human environments, which closely relates to our activities.

Field Experiment For The Environmental Science

To develop the interest for the environmental science, the topics related to reginal environment will be opened to students in advance. Students will visit there and make the report on the actual experience by themselves.

Specialized Subjects(common subjects)

Statistics

This is an introduction lecture, to planning of learning and experiments and researches related to agricultural and biological sciences. It is possible to learn the basic knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics required for data and numerical analysis. In order to understand the underlying concepts of statistical methods, this lecture connects statistical development with the development process of the statistical theories in the agricultural, genetics and social sciences.