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.

 

 

Plant Physiology


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE – LEVEL 7
COURSE CODE B0013 SEMESTER 2nd
COURSE TITLE PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
  5 5
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

SCIENTIFIC AREA
PREREQUISITES:

 

NO
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:
URL COURSE: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01166/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
·        Students obtain knowledge of the basic physiological functions of plants.
General Skills
Autonomous work

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Elements of chemical composition of plants. Physiological characteristics of the major organic compounds (Lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids). Basic principles of higher plant metabolism (Biophysical phenomena. Enzymes, enzymatic reactions. Allosteric enzymes. Inhibition. Biomembranes). Respiration of higher plants (Aerobic and anaerobic respiration. Glycolysis, Krebs cycle, Phosphoropentose cycle. Respiratory metabolism of lipids and proteins. Control of respiration and factors affecting it). Material exchange. Inorganic nutrition of higher plants. Necessary nutrients: physiological role, absorption by roots and leaves, translocation in plants). Rules of plant production. Nitrogen metabolism and symbiotic fixation. Metabolism of other inorganic nutrients). Photosynthesis (Role. Photochemical stages. Photosystems I and II. CO2 fixation). Trioze metabolism and synthesis of organic compounds). Transpiration. Plant growth and development (Vegetative growth, growth pattern). Endogenous growth factors. Plant hormones: Chemical composition, physiological role and mode of action. External growth factors. Thermoperiodism. Dormancy. Metabolic stress.
  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) Use of ICT in Teaching and Communication with students (PowerPoint, Videos, e-class)
TEACHING ORGANIZATION
Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 39
Project 15
Laboratory exercise 26
Study 45
   
   
   
Course total 125
Student Evaluation Student evaluation includes:

·      Written exams (Multiple Choice Test) at the end of the semester.

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Recommended books in the ‘Eudoxus’ system:

·        Book [86183084]: Φυσιολογία Φυτών, Hopkins G. William, Huner P.A. Norman Λεπτομέρειες

·        Book [59396732]: Φυσιολογία και Ανάπτυξη των Φυτών, Lincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger, Ian Max Möller, Angus Murphy Λεπτομέρειες

·        Book [6838]: ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΦΥΤΩΝ, ΚΑΡΑΤΑΓΛΗΣ ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝΟΣ Λεπτομέρειες

 

Additional literature sources will be available to students during the semester.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Christos Chatzissavvidis, Evangelia Sinapidou
Contact details: cchatz@agro.duth.gr , esinapid@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 final examination of the course takes place on a scheduled day, according to the examination program of the Department. It is carried out through e-class and MS teams platforms. One day before the exam, the link of the exercise in e-class appears to those who have registered for the course and have taken note and accepted the terms of distance learning.

Students who participate in the examination, firstly must connect to MS teams and show their identity, in order to be identified by the teacher. Each student has to answer 25 multiple choice questions in 20 minutes. Every correct question is scored with 0.4 and there is also a negative score. More details are given with an announcement through e-class.

 

 

 

 

Organic Chemistry


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0009 SEMESTER  2nd
COURSE TITLE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Special Background
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS NO
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Organic Chemistry has made a significant contribution to improving human life and generally holds an important place in the natural sciences. This is because this particular field of Chemistry is the basis of all life sciences but also because organic compounds are a particularly convenient system for applying organic analysis techniques. It has made a decisive contribution to the development of specialized fields such as agricultural chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, and more. The choice of subjects, the way of teaching as well as the degree of deepening of the course are completely oriented and harmonized with the learning objectives of the Department and its individual Orientations. Therefore, it is intended, on the one hand, to fill possible gaps in students’ knowledge from their secondary education and, on the other hand, to familiarize them with new issues concerning fundamental principles of other courses in the current Department. The practical part of the course, which as a Second Semester Lab, undertakes to initiate and train students in techniques applied to the isolation, reception, and partial identification of chemicals of biological interest, also contributes decisively to the above. In this way students are prepared for their training in more specialized laboratories to follow in the following semesters or in the Orientations they choose.

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the molecular structure of the basic organic molecules and biomolecules, and correlate the structural differences, at the level of electronic, structural, and stereochemical types, with their chemical activity and biochemical behavior.
  2. Recognize and categorize both the final and intermediate products of the basic organic reactions found in the major metabolic pathways.
  3. Identify the factors that affect the stability of the organic molecules and be able to identify and / or predict their modifications at the level of the reaction mechanism depending on the chemical environment and the conditions imposed.
  4. Operate the basic spectroscopic techniques used for the qualitative analysis and characterization of organic compounds.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Teamwork

§  Literature search, data analysis, and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The course deals with issues related to basic principles and knowledge of the field of Organic Chemistry and specifically analyzes and selects the following subjects:

  1. Organic compounds structure and bonds.
  2. Alkanes, cycloalkanes, and stereochemistry.
  3. Basic spectroscopic methods for the structure determination of organic molecules.
  4. Alkenes: structure, activity, and reactions.
  5. Alkynes: structure, activity, and reactions
  6. Alkyl halides: structure, activity, and reactions.
  7. Conjugated dienes-Benzene and aromaticity.
  8. Chemistry of carbonyl compounds (aldehydes-ketones).
  9. Amines-Acids-Acid derivatives.
  10. Biomolecules: Carbohydrates (mono-, oligo-, polysaccharides)
  11. Biomolecules: Amino Acids-Peptides-Proteins
  12. Biomolecules: Lipids (terpenes, carotenoids, vitamins)
  13. Biomolecules: Nucleic Acids

 

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

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Teamwork 35
Independent study 25
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

In order to pass this course, each student must complete all of the following compulsory requirements:

  • Laboratory evaluation:

Laboratory experiments and reports, oral and written examination in the lab.

  • Theory evaluation:

Formal examination (mid-semester and final written examinations).

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY J.Mc.Murry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  David R. Klein