Environmental management of church facilities

Course Information
TitleΠεριβαλλοντική διαχείρηση εκκλησιαστικών μονάδων / Environmental management of church facilities
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEleni Antonopoulou
Course ID600012817

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 19
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 4
HallΝΗΣΙΔΑ (383)
CalendarMonday 19:00 to 21:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have acquired a general knowledge of environmental problems, their causes and the solution of sustainable development, and will be able to: 1. relate specific actions and functions of church facilities to their impacts on the environment and to explain these impacts to those in charge of each facility, 2. explain how the green management of a church facility could contribute to the sustainability of and area, and how a good relationship with the natural environment is part of orthodox theology, 3. calculate the ecological footprint of a facility and explain the way that the members of this facility as well as its visitors contribute to the size of this footprint, 4. compose arguments on the necessity of an environmental management plan and analyze the benefits from the application of such a plan, 5. define the targets of an environmental management plan and prioritize them according to specific criteria, compose a project timetable and budget, and coordinate the working team, 6. propose solutions that will combine the conservation of the natural environment with the conservation of the special features of church facilities.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to familiarise students with environmental management, so that they will be able to apply their knowledge in various church facilities. 1. Current environmental issues. 2. The orthodox christian view. 3. Environmental management benefits - Sustainability - Sustainable development. 4. Environmental quality standards. 5. Application of an environmental management scheme I (needs - targets - action plan). 6. Application of an environmental management scheme II (application of the action plan - monitoring). 7. Application of an environmental management scheme III (the role of the priest). 8. Examples of environmental management I (Mt. Athos). 9. Examples of environmental management II (church facilities in Greece). 10. Examples of environmental management III (world church facilities - other religions). 11. Case study - location visit. 12. Case study - discussion of findings. 13. Paper presentation.
Environmental management, religion and the environment, sustainable development
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment271.1
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
For their final assessment, students have to prepare an essay and present it during the last lecture of the semester (100% of the final grade). Alternatively, those that do not wish to prepare and essay, will have to take an oral exam during the examination period of the School (100% of the final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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