Plant Systematics


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0020 SEMESTER 3rd
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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

125
STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

In order to pass this course, each student must succeed in final written examinations

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Sarlis, G. 1999. Systematic Botany. Stamoulis. Athens.

Simpson M. 2016. Plant Systematics. UTOPIA. Athens.

 

 

English-French III


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0022 SEMESTER 3rd
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/

 

  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:

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

 

  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.

 

 

Statistics


  1. 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)

 

  1. 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
  • Analytical and Synthetical Thinking

 

  1. 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 frequencies-relative 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 experiment-possibly-sampling 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)

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Exercises 26
Individual study 60
   
Course total

(25-hour 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 0-2. 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

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Koutroumanidis Th., Zafeiriou E., Malesios Ch., Statistics I (in Greek)

 

 

 

 

 

Soil Science


  1. 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
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Opinion on the natural environment
  • Independent work (assignment)
  • Group work (assignment)

 

 

  1. 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

 

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

e-class

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

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 13(3 hours) 39
Laboratory courses 13 (2hours) 26
Independent study 60
 
 
 
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

125
STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

 

Written exams at the end of the semester.

 

Lab examinations upon the laboratory exercises

 

 

 

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
-Προτεινόμενη Βιβλιογραφία :

-Συναφή επιστημονικά περιοδικά:

1.Το έδαφος : Γέννεση – Ιδιότητες – Ταξινόμηση Δ. Αλιφραγκής

Εκδόσεις Αιβαζη ISBN:978-960-86090-6-8 (2008).

2. ΕΔΑΦΟΛΟΓΙΑ
Έκδοση: ΠΡΩΤΗ/2011
Συγγραφείς: N.C.BRADY, R.R. WEIL
ISBN: 9789608002623
Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα

 

General Biochemistry


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0016 SEMESTER  3rd
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)

 

  1. 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:

  1. Understand the biological role and biochemical function of the major biological molecules (primary metabolites) as well as the metabolic pathways.
  2. Develop knowledge in the design and methodological approach in the field of Biochemistry.
  3. Empowering knowledge necessary for the introduction and understanding of specialized subjects in the science of Agriculture such as Molecular Genetics.
  4. Development of study capacity either independently or in collaboration (teamwork)
  5. Developing the ability to present acquired knowledge to both specialist and non-specialist audiences (teamwork oral presentation).
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Teamwork

§  Literature search, data analysis, and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The course involves the study of:

  1. The biological role of amino acids, peptides, and proteins.
  2. The specific biological role of proteins (receptors – lectins – antibodies).
  3. The specific biological role of proteins (chromoproteins – oxygen and electron transfer proteins).
  4. Enzymes.
  5. The biological role of carbohydrates.
  6. Structure and biological role of lipids and membranes – lipid peroxidation
  7. Energy lipids – structural lipids – the specific biological role of lipids – cell membranes).
  8. Structure and biological role of nucleic acids (nucleotides – nucleotide chains – DNA and RNA structure.
  9. Introduction to energy metabolism.
  10. Oxidative phosphorylation and photophosphorylation.
  11. Carbohydrates metabolism.
  12. Lipids metabolism.
  13. Proteins metabolism.

 

  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), a literature review assignment (during the semester).

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Biochemistry. Berg M.J.Tymoczko L.J.Stryer L.