Natural and Anthropogenic Environment

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΟ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΓΕΝΕΣ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝ / Natural and Anthropogenic Environment
CodeNGGΕ 832Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600019086

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses843
EFARMOSMENĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)843
PERIVALLONTIKĪ GEŌGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)843

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To be able to investigate, to understand and to describe the interactions of natural and anthropogenic changes in the environment. To learn about the natural environmental conditions prevailing in Greece before the anthropogenic influence of the 20th century. To learn the anthropogenic changes of the Greek territory that took place after the second half of the 20th century and the current conditions. (Drainage of lakes and swamp, river diversions, river canalization and construction of reservoir lakes). To be able to investigate case-studies of natural and anthropogenic impacts, their causes and their consequences. To be able to make predictions of the future evolution within the context of sustainable development. Be able to understand the role of the geologist in environmental education and the development of environmental awareness in the younger generations. To be able to actively involved in the research, formulation and presentation topics on micro-teaching, individually or in a group on issues related to anthropogenic impacts on the environment, contemporary environmental problems, and more general issues related to Geosciences and the environmental education.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Introduction - Historical recursion. Purpose and contents of the lesson, method and methodology, performance evaluation. • Project description. Selection, formulation and presentation of micro-teaching topics related to the environment, physical processes and anthropogenic action. • The concept of system, geomorphological systems. • Natural and anthropogenic environments in the light of climate change. • Inland and coastal waters. Wetland systems. Coastal environments, lagoons. Examples of anthropogenic interventions. • Inland and coastal waters. Streams, rivers, deltaic zones. Examples of anthropogenic interventions in Greece (Nestos, Strimonas rivers etc). • Inland and coastal waters. Lakes, reservoirs, natural habitat drainage. Examples of anthropogenic interventions in Greece. (lakes Lagada-Volvi, lake Karla, etc). • Inland and coastal waters. Examples of anthropogenic interventions in Greece. The Axios-Aliakmon system, the lakes and rivers of Western Greece. • Marine and ocean environment. Anthropogenic interventions and their impact. • Selection of main project on topics related to anthropogenic impacts on the environment, contemporary environmental problems, and more general issues related to Geosciences and the environmental education. • Anthropogenic. Residential areas and industrial areas, development projects etc. • Natural and man-made disasters (floods, erosion, landslides, fires, drought / desertification, permafrost, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, solar storms).
Natural environment, anthropogenic environment, environmental education
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page (elearning). 2) The teacher communicates with students through elearning and email. 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Written assigments20
Student Assessment
Quality managementsystem of the Quality AssuranceUnit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΥΔΑΤΙΚΟΙ ΠΟΡΟΙ, Ψιλοβίκος Άρης, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε, ISBN: 978-960-418-602-0
Additional bibliography for study
1. Παρουσιάσεις διδάσκοντα και πρόσθετο εκπαιδευτικό υλικό αναρτημένα στο 2. ΦΥΣΙΚΟ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΓΕΝΕΣ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝ, ΑΣΤΑΡΑΣ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ, ΑΛΜΠΑΝΑΚΗΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ, ΒΟΥΒΑΛΙΔΗΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ, ηλεκτρονική έκδοση, Τμ. Γεωλογίας Α.Π.Θ., 3. «ΦΥΣΙΚΑ - ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΓΕΝΗ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΑ & ΔΙΕΡΓΑΣΙΕΣ» (Natural-Anthropogenic Environments & Processes) (In Greek). MOYRATIDIS ANTONIOS, PERIVOLIOTI TRIANTAFYLLIA, eBOOK,
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