Agricultural Economic Development: Theory and Policy


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL 7
COURSE CODE ECO0018 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE Agricultural Economic Development (Theory and Policy)
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0018.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
  • After having completed this course the student is expected to be familiar and able to comprehend:
  • Basic principles of economic development and agricultural development in specific.
  • Theories related to economic and agricultural development subjects.
  • Application and results with indices, research, measurement, programming and implementation of the agricultural development.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
 Theories of economic development, Objectives, forms and factors of economic development, Agriculture and the rural economic development, Aims,  objectives and theories of rural development, stages and factors of rural development, Measurement of rural development, Agriculture’s contribution to rural development, Technology and rural development, Rural development policy and programming.
  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point, videos
  • e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 0
Written assignment 15
Independent study 71
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
  • Χ. Ζιωγάνας «Γεωργική Οικονομική Ανάπτυξη», Εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2003

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Christos Karelakis
Contact details: chkarel@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) No
Evaluation methods:(2) Written examination with distance through e-class and Microsoft Teams, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured
Implementation Instructions: (3) The examination will be carried out via multiple choice questions in e-class and Microsoft Teams on the scheduled date.

A. Microsoft Teams

The Microsoft Teams link is created on the course page on the platform and exclusively in the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance education.

Students must log in to the Microsoft Teams room through their institutional account, otherwise they will NOT be able to participate. They will be identified using their institutional account.

B. e-class

At the same time, they must log in to the e-class using their institutional account and go to the course page (prerequisite to have registered for the course)

https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01139/

The exam lasts 30 minutes and each student must answer 20 multiple choice questions, without a negative grade. Each of the questions is scored with 0.5.

 

 

Consumer Behavior


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
COURSE CODE ECO0017 SEMESTER 9th  
COURSE TITLE Consumer behavior
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 Practice Exercises 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

Scientific area, skill development
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01223/
  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.
The aim of the course if to provide students with knowledge of the basic concepts of consumer behavior. In particular, upon the completion of the course, students should be able to:

(a) Apprehend and model consumer decision process, and be aware of the factors affecting purchase decision process.

(b) Have an integrated view of market characteristics and how these characteristics interact with consumer characteristics and purchase behavior.

(c) Conceptualize the factors that influence consumer attitudes and consumption patterns.

(d)  Study the environmental influence and group reference and how they affect consumer behavior.

 

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

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  • Market and consumer behavior – Market characteristics.
  • Market segmentation – Consumer needs – Consumer decision process – Modeling decision process.
  • Need recognition and search – Pre-purchase alternative evaluation – Purchase decision making process.
  • Consumption of products and services – Post purchase alternative evaluation.
  • Investigation of factors affecting consumer’s decision process.
  • Consumer Attitudes
  • Multi-attribute attitude models for exploring consumer attitudes – Prediction of consumer behavior.
  • Product knowledge, purchase knowledge and usage knowledge.
  • The motivation process.
  • Personality values and lifestyle.
  • Information processing – Learning and environmental influence.
  • Special topics in consumer behavior (food acceptance and consumption, food evaluation, food promotion)
  • Case studies in consumption of foods and agricultural products.

 

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
In classroom (face to face)
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
e-class platform, e-media use, power point presentations
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 45
Case studies (practice exercises) 20
Team or individual projects in the classroom 25
Individual study 35
Course total 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

Individual or team projects

Students having ascertained dyslexia problems are examined with oral methods

Students have access to their essay at any time

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
·           Siomkos GI. Consumer Behaviour and Marketing  Strategy. Stamouli Publications, 2011.

·         · Baltas G., Papastathopoulou P. Consumer Behaviour. Rosili Publications, 2013.

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

Teacher (full name): Elena Raptou
Contact details: elenra@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) No
Evaluation methods: (2) Written examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.

 

Implementation Instructions: (3) The examinations will be carried out according to the examination program that will be announced by the secretariat of the Department

The examination in the course will be written and carried out using e-class.

First, students will have to join Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business in order to be identified. The link of the Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business meeting will be sent to students via e-class, exclusively to the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance teaching. Students will have to log in to the examination room through their institutional account; otherwise they will not be able to participate. Before the start of the exam, students will show their identity card to the camera, so that they can be identified

Then, students will join e-class for their examination. Students will have to answer 20 questions (True of False). Each of the questions is scored with 0.5 credits.

 

International Trade of Agricultural Products


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL 7
COURSE CODE ECO0016 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE International Trade of Agricultural Products
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0011.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
This course enables the student to:

  • Demonstrate and understand the basic principles of international trade and become familiar with the traditional theory of international trade and the late evolutions.
  • Obtain a clear and concise picture of the concepts of trade protection
  • Comprehend the functions of international trade, the impacts of the economic union and the economic transformation of different countries.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Traditional theory of international trade, Absolute and comparative advantage, Labour productivity and comparative advantage, Terms of trade, Heckser-Ohlin theorem, Equational impacts of trade, Methods for trade policy, Posner-Vernon theorem, Protectionism in international trade, Post war institutional context of international trade, GΑΤΤ, Economic union, Economic union in Europe, China: economic development and westernism

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point, videos
  •  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 0
Written assignement 15
Independent study 71
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
  • Paul Krugman and Maurice Obstfeld, Διεθνής Οικονομική: Θεωρία και Πολιτική, Νέα Αναθεωρημένη Έκδοση 2011, Εκδόσεις Κριτική AE, Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 7648537.

·       Γ.Μ Αγιομυργιανάκης, Μ. Βλάσσης, Η. Thompson, Διεθνείς Οικονομικές Σχέσεις – , Έκδοση 2006, Εκδόσεις Rosili ISBN 960-7745-16-7

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Christos Karelakis
Contact details: chkarel@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) No
Evaluation methods:(2) Written examination with distance through e-class and Microsoft Teams, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured
Implementation Instructions: (3) The examination will be carried out via multiple choice questions in e-class and Microsoft Teams on the scheduled date.

A. Microsoft Teams

The Microsoft Teams link is created on the course page on the platform and exclusively in the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance education.

Students must log in to the Microsoft Teams room through their institutional account, otherwise they will NOT be able to participate. They will be identified using their institutional account.

B. e-class

At the same time, they must log in to the e-class using their institutional account and go to the course page (prerequisite to have registered for the course)

https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01184/

The exam lasts 30 minutes and each student must answer 20 multiple choice questions, without a negative grade. Each of the questions is scored with 0.5.

 

 

Natural Resources & Environmental Economics


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
COURSE CODE ECO0019 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
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 exercises  (3+2) 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

Specialization
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: Yes (in English)
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/GEO111/
  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 should be able to;

To introduce students to the principles of environmental economics

To outline principles of environmental valuation techniques

To provide details concerning the implementation of environmental valuation techniques, using case studies.

To present to students detailed case studies about the assessment of natural resource management programs, using case studies

To recognize and present to students relationships and interactions between agriculture and the environment as well as linkages to environmental and farm policy.

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

  • Knowledge in Public Economics

·        Knowledge on Environmental Problems

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.       The Economy and the Environment (Interlinkages)

2.       Environmental Problems (Definition, Description, Taxonomy)

3.       Economists perception on the environmental issues

4.       Public and Private goods (Definitions and Attributes)

5.       Efficiency in the use of the environmental goods (Static and Dynamic)

6.       Assessment Methods of Environmental Goods

7.       Application of economic theory and analysis of the use of natural resources.

8.       Inventory, classification, evaluation and planning to use natural resources at national and regional levels.

9.       Cost – benefit analysis of alternative uses of natural resources and for integration objectives of economic and social terms.

10.    Determinants of demand and supply in natural resources

11.   Renewable and nonrenewable natural resources

12.    Economic Development and the Environment

13.    International Environmental Agreements

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

§  e-class

§  Communication via email and eclass platform

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
Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Exercises 26
Individual study 60
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 theory and exercises

OptionalProject and Presentation

Optional Mid term test

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
§  T. Tietenberg, L. Lewis, 2017.  Environmental and Natural Resources Economics 9th Edition. ISBN-13: 978-0131392571

§  Economics of Natural Resources and the environment Chalkos G. (in Greek) Eudoxous code 77112080

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Eleni Zafeiriou
Contact details: ezafeir@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) Yes
Evaluation methods: (2) Written Exam /Optional Mid term test/Optional assignment with presentation
Implementation Instructions: (3) The subjects of the exams will be provided through a file that will be uploaded in the field ‘projects’ for a specific time period according to the program of exams.

The answers by the students will be provided by the students through multimedia files.

Each exercise will be graded while the exam contribution will be 100%,

The exam is simultaneous for all the students

The participation in the exams can be done with the use of their institutional account.