Field Seminar on Environmental Studies  (000034)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Professor YAMAGUCHI, Yasusshi
Professor NISHIZAWA, Yasuhiko
Professor OSADA, Kazuo
Associate Professor HIRANO, Yasuhiro
Associate Professor NAKANO, Makiko
Associate Professor NAKADA, Minoru
Assistant Professor MIYASAKA, Takafumi
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Wed.   5th
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 1/Environmental Studies Hall
To understand environmental problems and natural disasters by visiting outdoor areas where these problems actually occur, and to think about the environmental and disater issues seriously. Also aiming to learn methodologies of field surveys.
Observations and discussions will be conducted in the outdoor fields on a variety of topics on environmental studies such as interaction between human activities and environments. The areas of interest to be visited are;

(1) Creating renewable society and economy: issues and measures in private companies
Energy supply and waste treatment are indispensable for our social and economic activities. We will visit facilities of LNG thermal power generation, solar power generation, and waste power generation to consider energy supply. We will visit melting treatment and recycling facilities to consider waste treatment. In each site, we will have a discussion with staffs. This discussion will help us understand the difference of opinions among a company who owns transmission system and new entrants. We will consider important issues and measures promoting renewable and recycling-based economy. (June 8, Friday; pre-visit discussion will be held on May 30, Wednesday)

(2) Central part of Nagoya to discuss relations between the natural environments and infrastructures, and to actually measure aerosol particles concentrations to understand the atmospheric environments (June 16, Saturday; pre-visit discussion will be held on June 13, Wednesday)

(3) Western part of Noubi Plain including Fujimae mud flat, Nagaragawa river mouth dam and the delta areas (June 30, Satuday; pre-visit discussion will be held on June 27, Wednesday)

Students who plan to take this class must attend the guidance at 4:30-6:00 PM on April 11, 2018, in Lecture room-1 of Kankyou-sougou-kan.
Grading Criteria
Active participation and discussion in the seminars (45%), and reports before (25%) and after (30%) the outdoor seminars. Required to participate all three outdoor seminars and to submit all reports.
Course Textbook
To be announced at the guidance.
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
To be recommended later.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Partially in English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s) / 3017 / Room 719 of Environmental Studies Hall