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Akita University

Applied Chemistry Course

Course (Program) studies and educational goals

In the Applied Chemistry Course, students learn to correctly comprehend the chemistry of the “materials” that surround us, such as the substances, resources, and organisms that exist in nature as well as manmade materials. They also learn the technology to design and evaluate the processes related to materials from an engineering standpoint. At the same time we aim to cultivate human resources who have a broad perspective and are able to balance environment and technology. In order to achieve this goal we have developed an education system that will provide students with the following knowledge and abilities.

As chemists

(A)  Knowledge regarding the function and properties of materials and the ability to design, analyze, and evaluate them
(B) Knowledge regarding processes related to materials and the ability to design and evaluate them
(C) Knowledge and evaluation ability regarding the environmental effects of materials and substance processes
(D) Fundamental knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology required for engineering.

As engineers

(E) The ability to create problem-solving designs that utilizes comprehensive knowledge and information regarding science and technology
(F) The ability to continuously learn while working independently but able to coordinate and cooperate with others under any given circumstances
(G) Logical descriptive capability, oral presentation ability, and communication ability to debate, etc. in Japanese, and the fundamental ability in a foreign language to understand overseas cultures and be able to communicate with people from other countries

As a member of society

(H) The ability to maintain a global perspective regarding the impacts and effects technology has on society and nature, and the awareness as a citizen to exhibit the desire to contribute to society
(I) Fundamental knowledge of the environment and safety and a wealth of humanity to protect the natural environment and respect life

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The symbols (A), (B), etc. in the above goals are correspondent to each subject in the “Departmental Educational Goals” line of the syllabus. Within the line, lines demarcated with a ◎ indicate subjects whose contents are fairly in accordance the goal, those demarcated with a ○ represent subjects whose contents include the goal.
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JABEE required studies and educational goals (Standard 1) and their relationship

Criterion 1 Learning Outcomes

(a) An ability of multidimensional thinking with knowledge from global perspective
(b) An ability of understanding of effects and impact of professional activities on society and nature, and of professionals’ social responsibility
(c) Knowledge of and ability to apply mathematics and natural sciences
(d) Knowledge of the related professional fields, and ability to apply
(e) Design ability to respond to requirements of the society by utilizing various sciences, technologies and information
(f) Communication skills including logical writing, presentation and debating
(g) An ability of independent and life-long learning
(h) An ability to manage and accomplish tasks systematically under given constraints
(i) An ability to work in a team

Summary of requirements in addition to (d) regarding the chemistry and chemistry related category

(1) Knowledge of engineering fundamentals such as industrial mathematics and the ability to apply said knowledge
(2) Knowledge of chemical engineering stoichiometry, equilibrium and transfer phenomena, etc. that comprise the fundamentals of chemical engineering and the ability to apply said knowledge
(3) Specialized fundamental knowledge of at least 4 of the 16 fields of chemistry, including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, etc., and the ability to apply said knowledge
(4) Specialized knowledge of at least one of the fields mentioned in (3), and the ability to apply said knowledge

  (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
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(B)                
(C)              
(D)              
(E)              
(F)                
(G)                    
(H)                  
(I)