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Plant Systematics
COURSE OUTLINE
 GENERAL
SCHOOL  AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES  
DEPARTMENT  AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT  
STUDY LEVEL  Undergraduate  
COURSE CODE  Β0020  SEMESTER  3^{rd}  
COURSE TITLE  PLANT SYSTEMATICS  
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK  ECTS  
Lectures and laboratory course  5  5  
COURSE TYPE  General Background  
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):  –  
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS)  Greek  
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS  NO  
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)  http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/record/B0020.shtml  
 TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes 
The course aims to introduce students to the concepts of systematic classification and taxonomy of vascular plants. Furthermore, to provide knowledge of the most important families of seed plants such as crops, weeds and common plants growing in natural ecosystems. At the end of the course students will be able to identify and classify essential plant taxa of the to the family level 
General capabilities 
§ Independent work
§ Literature search, data analysis and synthesis § Development of inductive reasoning 
 COURSE CONTENT
· Introduction to Systematics
· Taxonomy – Nomenclature · Spermatophyta – Morphology – Reproduction · Gymnosperma I · Gymnosperma II · Flower – Fruit – Seed of Angiosperma · Angiosperma I – Magnoliopsida · Angiosperma II – Magnoliopsida · Angiosperma III – Magnoliopsida · Angiosperma IV – Magnoliopsida · Angiosperma V – Magnoliopsida · Angiosperma VI – Liliopsida · Angiosperma VII – Liliopsida 
 TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD  In classroom  
IT USE  § Power point, videos  
TEACHING ORGANIZATION  Activity  Semester workload

Lectures  65  
Laboratory courses  15  
Team work  –  
Independent study  45  
Course total
(25hour workload per credit unit) 
125  
STUDENT ASSESSMENT

In order to pass this course, each student must succeed in final written examinations 
 PROPOSED LITERATURE
Sarlis, G. 1999. Systematic Botany. Stamoulis. Athens.
Simpson M. 2016. Plant Systematics. UTOPIA. Athens. 
EnglishFrench III
 GENERAL
SCHOOL  AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES  
DEPARTMENT  AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT  
STUDY LEVEL  Undergraduate  
COURSE CODE  Β0022  SEMESTER  3^{rd }  
COURSE TITLE  English III  
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/  
 TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes 
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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. 
 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 Englishspeaking textbooks or from scientific agricultural journals and published minutes of international conferences and seminars. Topics covered in this course include the following:
Fundamentals of Plant Growth IV: Respiration & Transpiration The Biology of Plant Growth Vegetative Growth Plant Propagation Plant Pests, Weeds and Fertilizers Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology A Categorization of Major Agronomic Crops Crop Profiles I: Cereal Grains, Forage Grasses and Oil Seeds Crop Profiles II: Food Legumes and Forage Legumes Crop Profiles III: Vegetables Crop Profiles IV: Small Fruits Crop Profiles V: Fruit and Nut Production Flowers and Foliage 
 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
(25hour workload per credit unit) 
50 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

In order to pass this course, each student must complete all a 2hour 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 USDANRCS (2007). The Plants Database. Vaughan,J. et al (2009) The New Oxford Book of Food Plants. OUP. 
Statistics
 GENERAL
SCHOOL  AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES  
DEPARTMENT  AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT  
STUDY LEVEL  Undergraduate  
COURSE CODE  B0019  SEMESTER  3d  
COURSE TITLE  STATISTICS  
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK  ECTS  
Lectures and exercises  4  5  
COURSE TYPE  Compulsory  
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):  –  
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS)  Greek  
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS  No  
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)  
 TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes 
Upon the completion of the course the students should be able to;
· to advance their knowledge in Statistic Theory. · To be able to use in different scientific fields included in earth science. 
General capabilities 

 COURSE CONTENT
The concept of Statistics (Definition of Statistics, types of statistics, The steps of a statistic survey, Statistics and Economic Management). Descriptive Statistics (The subject of descriptive statistics, Basic Concepts, statistic analysis). Methods of Survey Census and sampling Classification, ranking and presentation of statistic data (Distribution tables of frequenciesrelative frequencies, Cummulative Frequency, Relative Cummulative Frequency, Grouping of observation, Diagrams Histograms Bar diagram, Cyclical diagrams) Measures of position and dispersion (Arithmetic Mean, Weighted Mean, Geometric Mean, Harmonic mean, median, mode, Relations between arithmetic mean, median, mode, Range, Quartile range, mean deviation, Variance (Standard Deviation) Dispersion coefficient (Pearson coefficient). Relevant position of two different samples. Likelihood theory ( Relative position of the values of two different samples) Basic Elements in Probability Theory, Definition of Probability, Basic references on the theory of probability (random experimentpossiblysampling space, definition of probability, axioms of probability, Conditional probability, Independent contigencies, Law of Bayes). Data Combination (Basic multiplier principle of counting – trees, Probability in the sample). Random variables (Definition of a random variable, probability distribution of a random variable, Discrete probability distributions (for discrete variable x) probability function or probability distribution, cumulative distribution function, continuous probability distributions (for constant random variable X), Density Function, Cumulative density function, , Mean values and dispersion, variance of a random variable Χ (Mean or Expected Value of a random variable X, Dispersion – Variance of a random variable Χ – Standard Deviation), Basic Distributions (Bernoulli Distribution, Binomial Distribution, Poisson Distribution, Geometric Distribution, Negative Binomial Distribution, Normal Distribution, Typical Normal Distribution, Exponential Distribution, Uniform distribution) 
 TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD  In classroom  
IT USE  § Power point
§ eclass


TEACHING ORGANIZATION  Activity  Semester workload

Lectures  39  
Exercises  26  
Individual study  60  
Course total
(25hour workload per credit unit) 
125 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theory and exercises
Two tests are taken within the semester and the average of the grade of those tests is multiplied by 0,3 and is added to the grade of the final test. The precondition for the validity of this bonus is the grade of the final test to be equal or over three. 2. Assignments are delegated to the students that are graded with ranking 02. The grade of this assignment is added to the final grade of the semester The precondition for the validity of this bonus is the grade of the final test to be equal or over three

 PROPOSED LITERATURE
§ Koutroumanidis Th., Zafeiriou E., Malesios Ch., Statistics I (in Greek) 
Soil Science
 Course outline
SCHOOL  AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES  
DEPARTMENT  AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT  
STUDY LEVEL  Undergraduate  
COURSE CODE  Semester  3  
COURSE TITLE  SOIL SCIENCE  
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK  ECTS  
Lectures : 3 hours of lecturing and 2 hours of lab work  5  5  
Προσθέστε σειρές αν χρειαστεί. Η οργάνωση διδασκαλίας και οι διδακτικές μέθοδοι που χρησιμοποιούνται περιγράφονται αναλυτικά στο 4.  
COURSE TYPE  Core studies  
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):  No  
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS)  Greek or English for students under the ERASMUS project  
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS  Yes  
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)  https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01218/  
2.TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes 
· 
With the completion of the soil science course studies the students will be able of the following: – Understanding of the soil function – They are will be able to recognize groups of rooks and minerals – Understanding the importance of soil and soil formation – They will be able to briefly describe the soil conditions, and soil profile. – Understanding and the ability to describe soil physical and chemical properties – Describe the biological soil functions – Description of the quality and quantity of the soil organic matter, – Understanding of the nutrient element’s distribution. – Nutrient element uptake and dynamics – Soil Taxonomy.

General capabilities 

 COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to Soil science. Rocks and Minerals Soil formation dynamics Soil formation prosses Physical properties Soil colloids , Cation exchange capacity Soil water Chemical properties Soil organic matter Soil Nutrient Elements and their availability Soil biota Soil Nutrient uptake Soil taxonomy

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

TEACHING ORGANIZATION
Περιγράφονται αναλυτικά ο τρόπος και μέθοδοι διδασκαλίας. Διαλέξεις, Σεμινάρια, Εργαστηριακή Άσκηση, Άσκηση Πεδίου, Μελέτη & ανάλυση βιβλιογραφίας, Φροντιστήριο, Πρακτική (Τοποθέτηση), Κλινική Άσκηση, Καλλιτεχνικό Εργαστήριο, Διαδραστική διδασκαλία, Εκπαιδευτικές επισκέψεις, Εκπόνηση μελέτης (project), Συγγραφή εργασίας / εργασιών, Καλλιτεχνική δημιουργία, κ.λπ.
Αναγράφονται οι ώρες μελέτης του φοιτητή για κάθε μαθησιακή δραστηριότητα καθώς και οι ώρες μη καθοδηγούμενης μελέτης ώστε ο συνολικός φόρτος εργασίας σε επίπεδο εξαμήνου να αντιστοιχεί στα standards του ECTS 


STUDENT ASSESSMENT

Written exams at the end of the semester.
Lab examinations upon the laboratory exercises

 PROPOSED LITERATURE
Προτεινόμενη Βιβλιογραφία :
Συναφή επιστημονικά περιοδικά: 1.Το έδαφος : Γέννεση – Ιδιότητες – Ταξινόμηση Δ. Αλιφραγκής Εκδόσεις Αιβαζη ISBN:9789608609068 (2008).

General Biochemistry
COURSE OUTLINE
 GENERAL
SCHOOL  AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES  
DEPARTMENT  AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT  
STUDY LEVEL  Undergraduate  
COURSE CODE  Β0016  SEMESTER  3^{rd }  
COURSE TITLE  GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY  
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)  
 TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes 
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the phenomenon of life in different biological systems. In particular, basic knowledge is provided about the structure, function, organization, regulation, and evolution of biologically active macromolecules and their intermediate metabolites. The ultimate goal is to prepare students for subjects that are more closely related to the science of agriculture in the following years of their studies.
The following are the main teaching outcomes:

General capabilities 
§ Independent work
§ Teamwork § Literature search, data analysis, and synthesis § Development of inductive reasoning

 COURSE CONTENT
The course involves the study of:

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


TEACHING ORGANIZATION  Activity  Semester workload

Lectures  39  
Laboratory courses  26  
Teamwork  35  
Independent study  25  
Course total
(25hour workload per credit unit) 
125 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

In order to pass this course, each student must complete all of the following compulsory requirements:
Laboratory experiments and reports, oral and written examination in the lab.
Formal examination (midsemester and final written examinations), a literature review assignment (during the semester). 
 PROPOSED LITERATURE
Biochemistry. Berg M.J., Tymoczko L.J., Stryer L. 