Course Content (Syllabus)
The fifth semester English language units are related to the following subjects:
- Forest Plantation:
PART I: Definition - History
PART II: Future Developments, types of Plantations
- Why plants need water - its importance, reference to 'water stress', turgor, precipitation
- On Wood:
PART I: Chemistry and physics of wood
Bacteria, Fungi and Insects: enemies of wood
PART II: Decay in wood - fire, the deadliest enemy of forests -
- Silvics and Silviculture
PART I: What is Silviculture?
Its contribution to forests regeneration
PART II: Intermediate stand treatments (eg. release treatments, thinning, pruning)
Every text is followed by the appropriate vocabulary each time, and the glossary of the key terms as well.