|AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
|INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
|TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK
|LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS)
|Greek and English
|THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
|COURSE WEBSITE (URL)
- 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:
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.
- COURSE CONTENT
|English 4 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:
Tillage and Crop Establishment
Plant Diseases and Insects
Chemistry of Food and Plants
Global Food Production and Environmental Limitations
Agricultural Machinery and Farm Equipment
Farming Methods and Practices I: Sustainable Agriculture
Farming Methods and Practices II: Hydroponics
- TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
|§ Power point, videos
§ Instructor’s website
(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.