To understand processes in Earth and planetary sciences, student will observe geology in the field and visit foreign research institutes. Before the field trip, students will study geological background of the field and writing a guide book of the field excursion. The field trip will be performed in foreign country (e.g., North America, Hawaii, etc). The students will discuss with the researchers in the foreign University/Institutes.
It is important to observe geological phenomena in the field not only in Japan for understanding global scale geology. For this purpose, students will learn geology in their own eyes directly in the field. Students will acquire the method to reveal geological phenomena based on the observation in the field. Also, students will understand how earth scientists work through the discussions with foreign researchers and by communication with foreign students.
Earth and Planetary Science, Field Geology
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
To be announced
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance of the field excursion||Plate tectonics and geology of Hawaii|
|Class 2||Writing a guide book of the field excursion 1||Hot spot：Intra-plate volcanism|
|Class 3||Writing a guide book of the field excursion 2||Observation of extra-solar planet|
|Class 4||Writing a guide book of the field excursion 3||Meteorite and Cosmochemistry|
|Class 5||Presentaion||Presentation by each group, Q&A|
|Class 6||Field Trip (The following a tentative schedule in FY2018)||Field excursion|
|Class 7||Kilauea Volcano 1||Geology of Kilauea Volcano|
|Class 8||Kilauea Volcano 2||Volcanology|
|Class 9||Mantle xenolith||Mantle|
|Class 10||SUBARU Observatory||Astronomical Observation|
|Class 11||University of Hawaii, Cosmochemistry Lab.||Visit to foreign scientific institute|
Literature search will be performed by students.
To be announced depending on individual research theme
Student performance will be assessed by presentation before the field trip and by report after the trip.