Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420001863

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the other635
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)635

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of soil science and inorganic chemistry basics.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the chemical composition of the constituents of the soil solid phase and the soil solution, the reactions that take place and the soil chemical properties. 2. Understand the effect of soil constituents and soil chemical properties on the environment and plant growth. 3. Carry out the most common laboratory methods for the determination of the soil chemical properties and interpret the results.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil chemical composition. Major and trace elements: properties and role in soil. Soil solid phase: primary minerals and secondary clay minerals. Clay minerals: properties and identification. Soil organic matter: composition and properties of humic and non-humic substances. Soil solution: properties, composition and distribution of soluble components. The charge of clay, the exchangeable cations and the cation and anion exchange capacity of soils. Chemical equilibrium between soil solid phase and soil solution. Solubility of the solid constituents and quantitative description. Soil acidity and alkalinity. Expansion and dispersion phenomena. Ion exchange: qualitative and quantitative description. The retention (adsorption) of ions in soil and its quantitative description. Oxidation-reduction phenomena and reaction kinetics in soil.
clay minerals, organic matter, soil chemistry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of powerpoint and web (website and e-mail).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Compulsory attendance of the laboratory classes. Written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Μπαρμπαγιάννης Ν. 2013. Σημειώσεις Χημείας Εδάφους. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις, ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη. Εργαστηριακές ασκήσεις του μαθήματος Χημεία Εδάφους. 2015. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις, ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη.
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