English-French II


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0015 SEMESTER 2nd
COURSE TITLE English II
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 2 5
COURSE TYPE General Background
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek and English
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS NO
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE02208/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • familiarize themselves with different types of scientific reading texts in English so that they can recognize the organizational layout and linguistic structure of articles, reports and experiments.
  • develop the appropriate reading skills and strategies necessary for the adequate comprehension of scientific texts of agricultural interest written in English
  • understand the cohesive links of a particular scientific reading text in English and recognize the internal structure of text on a paragraph and text level
  • be able to develop appropriate contextual lexical guessing strategies that allow them to effectively overcome the issue of unknown vocabulary while reading in English
  • develop and enrich their scientific vocabulary in English that is necessary for reading and writing purposes while referring to agricultural issues.
  • appreciate how agricultural issues are dealt with in on an international scale as viewed in scientific reports that originate from different parts of the world
General capabilities
Upon successful completion of the course students will have developed the following general capabilities:

  • The expansion of students’ academic and specific English vocabulary on scientific issues of Agriculture
  • The development of the ability to analyse the key features of scientific English texts and, subsequently produce academic written language in English by writing a scientific article or a report on Agricultural issues.
  • Research skills development that will allow students to search for relevant literature and use it in the writing of a critical review of a scientific article in English.
  • The development of critical thinking skills and abilities necessary for the preparation and writing of a dissertation in English.
  • The development of  students’  writing skills to avoid plagiarizing and to abide by the APA rules while writing research work in English,
  • The development of their oral skills in English and the adoption of useful presentation strategies that can be used in international conferences and seminars in their area.

 

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
English II covers a range of topics and issues related to the scientific area of Agriculture by focusing on different types of academic texts that are mainly derived from either English-speaking textbooks or from scientific agricultural journals and published minutes of international conferences and seminars. Topics covered in this course include the following:

History of Agriculture

The Plant Kingdom

The Origins of Cultivated Plants

Morphology of Cultivated Plants

Anatomy of Plants

Soil Chemistry and Formation

Soil Classifications and Use

Soil Fertility and Management

Irrigation

Organic Agriculture

Fundamentals of Plant Growth I: Temperature

Fundamentals of Plant Growth II: Light

Fundamentals of Plant Growth III: Photosynthesis

 

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

§  Instructor’s website

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 26
Laboratory courses
Team work
Independent study
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

50

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

In order to pass this course, each student must complete all a 2-hour final written examination at the end of the semester.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Bateman, H. (2006) Dictionary of Agriculture. A&C Black Publishers.

Beentje, H. (2010) The Kew Plant Glossary: An Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Identification Terms. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

Bell, B. (2005) Farm Machinery. Old Pond Publishing Ltd.

Hickey, M. and King, C. (2000) The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Cambridge: CUP.

Parker, R. (2009) Plant & Soil Science. Delmare Cengage Learning.

Sheaffer, C. et al (2012) Introduction to Agronomy. Food, Crops and Environment. Cengage Learning

USDA-NRCS (2007). The Plants Database.

Vaughan,J. et al (2009) The New Oxford Book of Food Plants. OUP.