◆Introduction to Earth and Planetary Sciences  (3400028)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Associate Professor SIRONO Sin-iti
Associate Professor MIMURA Koichi
Associate Professor TERAKAWA Toshiko
Professor TAKEUCHI Makoto
Professor MICHIBAYASHI Katsuyoshi
Associate Professor HIRAHARA, Yasuhiro
Credits  :  2
Semester  :  Spring
Class schedule  :  Tue.   1st
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 2/Environmental Studies Hall
Spatio-temporal scale of the history and current state of earth and planetary system should be understood through this course. By learning various fundamental knowledges on earth and planetary system based on natural science, wider and integrated viewpoint for environmental studies will be established. (DP3)
- Introduction
- Age of the universe: Hubble's law
- Formation of planetary system
- Meteorites
- Plate tectonics
- Earthquake physics
- Origin and Genesis of the Japanese archipelago
- Basics of radioactive dating
- Environmental chemistry

Mini reports (6 times) and the final report will be assigned.
Grading Criteria
Evaluated by reports and course attendance including attitude.
Course Textbook
Introduced by each instructor.
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
This course is conducted in Japanese with English slides or printed materials. This course is basically for students in departments of Environmental Engineering and Architecture and Social and Human Environment. Students in the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences must submit the recommendation statement by their supervisors. Reports will be assigned by each instructor and after all the lectures. For questions, please make an appointment with instructors by e-mail.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Japanese and English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese and English
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
SIRONO Sin-iti、sirono@eps.nagoya-u.ac.jp 052-789-3556  Sci. Bldg., room 203-7