The undergraduate course aims to provide a basic education on the Earth's environment.
2nd year class: Introduction to special topics - History of the Earth, Marine Geology, Basics of Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, Ancient Environment, Mineralogy, Petrology, Petrological Practice, Exercise of Environmental Geology, Science of Natural Resources, Geochemistry I and II, Exercise of Geochemistry, Mathematics in Earth Sciences II, Geoscientific English I and II, Basic Literature Reading I and II and Excursions in Geoscience I and II.
3rd year class: Extended courses in special topics - Excursions in Geoscience III, Geochemical
Experiment, Science of Crust Materials, Volcanology, Applied Earth Sciences,
Natural Disaster Science, Isotope Geoscience, Seismology, Science of Solid
Earth, Practice in Computer Earth Science, Literature Reading I and II,
Field Excursion and Method of Geoenvironmental Research I and II.
4th year class: Studying scientific problems under the guidance of a supervisor - Undergraduate Research.
To study the Earth, by focusing in particular on the history of its surface and shallow interior, and to use this knowledge as a key to predicting its future. To comprehend the natural environment of the Earth's surface and shallow interior as a space-time system by unifying several lines of investigations such as biological evolution, environmental sciences, material cycles, and geochronology.
The main purpose is to understand the Earth by investigating its constituent materials, and to provide education through lectures and research projects on the physical and chemical properties of the Earth's materials and the atmosphere (e.g., aerosols, minerals, rocks, water) and their interaction.
The aims of our education and research program are to study the interactive symbiosphere by understanding nature disaster mechanisms, investigating preventative measures, comprehending the circulation of materials on the Earth and studying the characteristics of natural resources and exploitation methods.
The universe, the Earth and life have differentiated and evolved according to the laws of nature on individual appropriate time scales. Our research and educational activities are organized so that we can determine experimentally and theoretically, how to maintain and develop symbiotic relations between the objects in the symbiosphere based on the laws of nature.
The staff members in this group are: K. Nakashima, T. Maruyama, F. Yanagisawa, T. Suzuki, R.W. Jordan, M. Ban, I. Motoyama and N. Iwata.
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