Teaching

Curriculum, Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences offers over 200 lecture, laboratory and general courses in five majors.

Note:
E = courses in English
J = courses in Japanese
E,J = courses in both languages but mainly English
J,E = courses in both languages but mainly Japanese

Apart from the courses listed for each major (menu at left), the following courses are also offered.

Teaching Certificate Program Course Offerings

General Education Course Offerings

Extra-Major Course Offerings (below)

 

GEN041  J/E UNIT:2  AUTUMN   

N1: Senior Integrating Seminar

A study of the characteristics and interrelationships of the different branches of the natural sciences and mathematics, and their relation to other disciplines. Small group study of important books on these topics, special lectures and general discussion. Course for senior students who have already taken more than two foundation courses of the natural science majors.
 

GEN052  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

N2: History of Science

This course is designed to promote understanding of the history and development of natural science and mathematics. Course for junior and senior students.
 

GEN053  J UNIT:2  SPRING   

N2: Philosophy of Science

This course reviews philosophical viewpoints that underlies the principles of natural science. Course for junior and senior students.
 

PHY251(NS 210)  J UNIT:2  SPRING   

Astronomy

What is the universe where we live? This course will introduce students to basic principles of astronomy based on latest obseravtion and theoretical predictions.
 

TCP241(NSGE200)  J UNIT:2  SPRING   

Introduction to Earth Science

This is a general introduction to the study of the earth, including geophysics, geochemistry, atmospheric science, oceanography, planetary science and so on.
 

TCP242(NSGE201)  J UNIT:2  AUTUMN   

Introduction to Geology

This is a general introduction to material aspects of the earth.
 

TCP243(NSGE250)  J UNIT:2  SPRING   

Laboratory in Introduction to Earth Science

This course provides experiment of topics associated with Introduction to Earth Science.
 

TCP244(NSGE251)  J UNIT:2  AUTUMN   

Laboratory in Field Geology

This course provides field study associated with Introduction to Geology.
 


Teaching Certificate Program Course Offerings


TCP208(NS 290)  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

Teaching Methods in Natural Sciences (Rika) I

An introduction to a curriculum in secondary education , the purposes, contents, and methods of teaching natural sciences in Japanese junior high school and senior high school. A required course for teacher certification in Natural Sciences for junior high school and senior high school.
 

TCP209(NS 291)  J UNIT:2  SPRING   

Teaching Methods in Natural Sciences (Rika) II

Detailed discussions on the purpose, contents, and methods of teaching natural sciences in Japanese junior high school and senior high school. Practical aspects such as writing lesson plans and micro-teaching will be included. A required course for teacher certification in Natural Sciences for junior high school and senior high school.
(Offered Alternate Years)
 

TCP210(NS)  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

Teaching Methods in Natural Sciences (Rika) III

Detailed discussions on the purpose, contents, and methods of teaching natural sciences in Japanese junior high and senior high school. Practical aspects such as writing lesson plans and micro-teaching will be included. A required course for junior and senior high school teacher certification in natural sciences for students who entered in and after AY2008.
(Offered Alternate Year)


TCP211(NS)  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

Teaching Methods in Natural Sciences (Rika) IV

Detailed discussions on the purpose, contents, and methods of teaching natural sciences in Japanese junior high and senior high school. Practical aspects such as writing lesson plans and micro-teaching will be included. A required course for junior and senior high school teacher certification in natural sciences for students who entered in and after AY2008.
(Offered Alternate Years)
 

TCP204(NS 292)  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

Teaching Methods in Mathematics (Sugaku-Ka) I

An introduction to a curriculum in secondary education , the purposes, contents, and methods of teaching mathematics in Japanese junior high school and senior high school. A required course for teacher certification in Mathematics for junior high school and senior high school.
(Offered Alternate Years)
 

TCP205(NS 293)  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

Teaching Methods in Mathematics (Sugaku-Ka) II

Detailed discussions on the purpose, contents, and methods of teaching mathematics in Japanese junior high school and senior high school. Practical aspects such as writing lesson plans and micro-teaching will be included. A required course for teacher certification in Mathematics for junior high school and senior high school.
(Offered Alternate Years)
 

TCP206(NS)  J UNIT:2  AUTUMN   

Teaching Methods in Mathematics (Sugaku-Ka) III

Detailed discussions on the purpose, contents, and methods of teaching mathematics in Japanese junior high and senior high school. Practical aspects such as writing lesson plans and micro-teaching will be included. A required course for junior and senior high school teacher certification in Mathematics for students who entered in and after AY2008.
(Offered Alternate Years)
 

TCP207(NS)  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

Teaching Methods in Mathematics (Sugaku-ka) IV

Detailed discussions on the purpose, contents, and methods of teaching mathematics in Japanese junior high and senior high school. Practical aspects such as writing lesson plans and micro-teaching will be included. A required course for junior and senior high school teacher certification in Mathematics for students who entered in and after AY2008.
(Offered Alternate Years)
 

TCP201(NS)  J UNIT:2  AUTUMN   

Teaching Methods in Information (Joho-Ka) I

An introduction to a curriculum in secondary education, the purposes, contents, and methods of computer education in Japanese senior high school. A required course for teacher certification in Information (Joho-ka) for senior high school.
 

TCP202(NS)  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

Teaching Methods in Information (Joho-Ka) II

Detailed discussions on the purpose, contents, and methods of computer education in Japanese junior high and senior high school. Practical aspects such as writing lesson plans and micro-teaching will be included. A required course for teacher certification in Information (Joho-ka) for junior high school and senior high school.
(Offered Alternate Years)
 

TCP203(NS)  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

Teaching Methods in Information (Joho-Ka) III

Detailed discussions on the purpose, contents, and methods of computer education in Japanese junior high and senior high school. Practical aspects such as writing lesson plans and micro-teaching will be included.
(Offered Alternate Years)
 


General Education Course Offerings


GES084  J UNIT:3  AUTUMN   

S2: Science, Technology and Society

To study the relations of ST with society from various aspects, such as accountability of researchers, responsibility of journalism, ST policy and so on.
 

GEN001  J/E UNIT:3  SPRING   

N1: Life Science (A)

This is a collaborative course that aims to promote understanding of how biologists conduct their research based on the fundamental knowledge of this field introduced in the course.
 

GEN002  J UNIT:3  AUTUMN   

N1: Life Science (B)

With emphasis on ethology, especially its recent developments in biology, this course aims to enhance understanding of life and its nature. This course also examines the relation of ethology to other non-natural science fields.
 

GEN011  J UNIT:3  SPRING   

N1: Foundations and Concepts of Physics (A)

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of physics, providing a basis for understanding the background of the attempts that this field has made to solve the mechanism of natural phenomena. This course will also cover basic knowledge for understanding technology of contemporary society.
 

GEN012  E UNIT:3  AUTUMN   

N1: Foundations and Concepts of Physics (B)

This course is designed to examine the foundation and principles of physics from a historical perspective. Providing an overview of the cutting-edge knowledge of science, this course also examines how one's perception of the physical-material universe may affect one's philosophical viewpoint.
 

GEN013  J UNIT:3  SPRING   

N1: The Chemical Basis of Nature (A)

This course provides a balanced approach for understating natural and artificial worlds based on basic knowledge of chemistry. It is designed to enhance understanding of the development of modern chemistry and chemical technology as well as problems they have generated, helping students grow into citizens in a democratic society able to act on their initiative and judgment regarding chemical and technical policies.
 

GEN014  J UNIT:3  WINTER   

N1: The Chemical Basis of Nature (B)

Aimed to deepen understanding of natural and artificial worlds from the perspective of basic chemistry, this course reviews chemistry historically and examine this field in relation to environmental issues, the universe and life.
 

GEN021  E UNIT:3  WINTER   

N1: Computers and Human Interaction

The role of computers in the electronic age raises many questions regarding applicability, usefulness and limitations, and the relationship to different facet of life. Computers are seen in contemporary perspective as they relate to all aspects of society.
 

GEN022  J UNIT:3  SPRING   

N1: Computers in Today's World

Basic principles and problems of modern multimodal computers will be reviewed from rather technical viewpoints as well as their important roles to our society. Security problems of modern computers will be surveyed and be considered based on the understanding of the mechanism of PDA (Personal Digital(Data) Assistants ), personal computers and server machines connected to the Internet.
 

GEN023  E/J UNIT:3  SPRING   

N1: Introduction to Computer Science

Fundamental concepts in computer science and their development in the past half century will be discussed in both practical and theoretical aspects, emphasizing their impact on the society, science and technology.
 

GEN024  J UNIT:3  WINTER   

N1: Mathematical Methods in Science

Mathematics is an indispensable tool in modern science. In this lecture, studying calculus, linear algebra and related topics from the beginning, students are expected to understand the methods of mathematics. The prerequisite is the first year mathematics in Japanese high school. (Enrollment will be limited to non-natural science majors.)
 

GEN025  J UNIT:3  AUTUMN   

N1: World of Mathematics

Through topics from various fields of mathematics, students are invited to the world do mathematics. Topics depend on the lecturer and are chosen among mathematics of combinatorics, history of calculus, algebraic methods in geometry and others. The details will be given in the syllabus.
 

GEN031  J UNIT:2  AUTUMN   

N2: Experimental Approach to Natural Science

To understand nature and learn scientific methods through experiments in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology. Lecture (explanation, presentation and discussion) and laboratory.
 

GEN041  J/E UNIT:2  AUTUMN   

N1: Senior Integrating Seminar

A study of the characteristics and interrelationships of the different branches of the natural sciences and mathematics, and their relation to other disciplines. Small group study of important books on these topics, special lectures and general discussion. Course for senior students who have already taken more than two foundation courses of the natural science majors.
 

GEN051  J UNIT:2  AUTUMN   

N2: Food Science

Food is important in our everyday lives not only for nutrition but as a part of the culture in each local area. A biological and chemical understanding of food components is essential, and chemical understanding is necessary for preservation and processing of food. The course explains basic components of food, fermented food, processed food, taste, color, aroma, and texture of food, with special emphasis on seafood.
 

GEN052  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

N2: History of Science

This course is designed to promote understanding of the history and development of natural science and mathematics. Course for junior and senior students.
 

GEN053  J UNIT:2  SPRING   

N2: Philosophy of Science

This course reviews philosophical viewpoints that underlies the principles of natural science. Course for junior and senior students.
 

GEN061  J UNIT:2  WINTER   

N2: Computer Literacy

To acquire basic skills to utilize computers as a tool in the studies and other activities. Hands on exercise in lab included. One period of lecture and two periods of recitation weekly.
 

GEN062  J UNIT:2  AUTUMN+WINTER   

N2: Digital Network Information Literacy

With real problems students learn how to use the information on the Internet practically. Starting with selection of a main research theme(problem), students propose hypotheses and examine them. Finally students write their report or make aural presentation utilizing multimedia tools. Includes exercises on operation of related computer software.
 

GEN063  J UNIT:2  SPRING   

N2: Multimedia Communication Literacy

Instructor(s) set up a class-project before the class begins. In order to realize project's purposes students will determine purposes and tasks of their own and/or of groups. They will collect information to understand the topics and edit it to publish by utilizing digital instruments and/or other tools. Includes exercises on operation of related digital instruments and software.
 


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