Agriculture Ecosystems & Water Pollution


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
COURSE CODE AGRON1013 SEMESTER 6th, 8th
COURSE TITLE AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS AND WATER POLLUTION
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
Lectures and laboratory course 4 5
     
     
Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.    
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Skill Development
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: Νο
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/GEO126/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
·        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 Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

·        Independent work

·        Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

·        Development of inductive reasoning

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.       The concept of aquatic ecosystem.

2.       Legislation for the protection of aquatic ecosystems.

3.       Functions and principles.

4.       Natural and mankind changes in aquatic ecosystems.

5.       Environmental parameters in surface waters.

6.       Agropollutants in aquatic ecosystems.

7.       Sampling methods.

8.       Determination of agropollutants in surface waters.

9.       Instrumental analytical techniques

10.   Eutrophication

11.   Adverse effects on aquatic organisms.

12.   Interference of agroecosystems with aquatic ecosystems.

13.   Case studies

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
·        Power point, videos

·        e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 52
   Essay 28
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

   
   
   
   
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

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

 

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
§  [2771]: ΥΓΡΟΤΟΠΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ, Σ.Ε. ΤΣΙΟΥΡΗΣ, Π.Α. ΓΕΡΑΚΗΣ  Λεπτομέρειες

§  [18548675]: Υδραυλική περιβάλλοντος και ποιότητα επιφανειακών υδάτων, Αντωνόπουλος Βασίλειος Ζ.  Λεπτομέρειες

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

 

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Zisis Vryzas
Contact details: zvryzas@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) Christos Alexoudis
Evaluation methods: (2) Written examination with distance learning methos (e-class, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams), provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured
Implementation Instructions: (3) The examination of the course is carried out on a scheduled day, according to the examination program of the Department, through e-class and Skype for Business or MS Teams. Students must accept the terms and conditions (https://students.duth.gr) for their participation to distance examination process and have been registered to the e-class course page (https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/GEO126/ ). Students must connect to Skype for Business or MS teams, for identification reasons via the link provided through e-class platform. The exam lasts 15 minutes and each student should answer 20 questions. Detailed information is provided in the beginning of the examination period, through e-class, to all students registered in the course.