Agriculture Ecosystems & Water Pollution


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1013 SEMESTER 6th, 8th
COURSE TITLE AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS AND WATER POLLUTION
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 4 5
COURSE TYPE Optional
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired knowledge on protection of water resources and basic environmental threats to surface and groundwater bodies
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The concept of aquatic ecosystem. Legislation for the protection of aquatic ecosystems. Functions and principles. Natural and mankind changes in aquatic ecosystems. Environmental parameters in surface waters. Agropollutants in aquatic ecosystems. Sampling methods. Determination of agropollutants in surface waters. Adverse effects on aquatic organisms. Interference of agroecosystems with aquatic ecosystems.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 52
   Essay 28
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Miklas Scholz. Wetlands for Water Pollution Control (Second Edition). Elsevier, 2015