Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Eastern Hokkaido Identifying Opportunities in a Region of Declining Population

This course presents relatively familiar, intellectually stimulating content in English, and provides opportunities for students to exercise their English listening and self-expression skills through lectures, Q&A/discussion sessions, and preparation of a poster presentation for the end of the course. This course is given in English. A working knowledge of English at the intermediate level or higher is required.

theme contents etc.
1 Introduction & Level Test (D. Braat) Information about the course, brief description of poster components, and Level Test For students to start thinking about course content
2 Lecture 1 (D. Braat) Portrait of Eastern Hokkaido
3 Lecture 2 (D. Braat) The Natural Step and portraits of ecomunicipalities in Sweden, etc.
4 Lecture 3 (J. Nakagawa) Bacterial remediation (Biomass utilization) in the cold land
5 Lecture 4 (D. Braat) Nature conservation organizations, national trusts and related activities in Holland, UK, and US
6 Lecture 5 (H. Nomura) Revitalizing the Abashiri region through tourism
7 Lecture 6 (S. Chiba) Sustainability of fisheries in the Sea of Okhotsk
8 Lecture 7 (S. Shiraki) Research on birds in Hokkaido and far eastern Russia
9 Lecture 8 (D. Braat) Growth of microbreweries in the US
10 Lecture 9 (J. Nakagawa) Bacterial utilization in characteristic vintage wine production in terms of flavor generation
11 Lacture 10 (D. Braat) Small-town industrial parks and their contribution to local economic and cultural activity, case of Byron Bay, Australia
12 Poster Prep 1 (D. Braat) Review of poster components and finalizing topics
13 Poster Prep 2 (D. Braat) Checking poster production progress
14 Poster Prep 3 (D. Braat) Making final revisions
15 Poster Presentations (D. Braat) Poster presentations by students for final evaluation

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