|SCHOOL||AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES|
|COURSE TITLE||English II|
|INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
|TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK||ECTS|
|COURSE TYPE||General Background|
|LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS)||Greek and English|
|THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS||NO|
|COURSE WEBSITE (URL)||https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE02208/|
- TEACHING OUTCOMES
|Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
|Upon successful completion of the course students will have developed the following general capabilities:
- 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
Fundamentals of Plant Growth I: Temperature
Fundamentals of Plant Growth II: Light
Fundamentals of Plant Growth III: Photosynthesis
- TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
|DELIVERING METHOD||In classroom|
|IT USE||§ Power point, videos
§ Instructor’s website
|TEACHING ORGANIZATION||Activity||Semester workload
(25-hour workload per credit unit)
|In order to pass this course, each student must complete all a 2-hour final written examination at the end of the semester.|
- 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.