Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600017275

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 23
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Academic education must prepare students both as scientists and members of a society that is currently facing global challenges such as population growth, social inequalities, conflicts and movements, environmental problems, transition to an information society etc. Sociology analyzes social reality through the lens of different theoretical streams and is a powerful scientific tool that helps an agronomist to comprehend what lies beyond a surface reading of reality while at the same time to develop his/her personality through the cultivation of critical thinking.. After the completion of the course students will be able to : 1. understand the rapidly changing social Eco-system in which they are going to live and to operate as people, scientist-practitioners- agronomists. 2. gain sociological imagination, recognizing aspects of the social environment even under the superficial reading of reality 3. learn the basic theoretical sociological approaches/streams that can be utilized in agricultural science 4. apply sociology in practice on the field 5. prepare with and introduction to rural sociology & food sociology that will follow on the courses of the department of agricultural economics
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 an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to social sciences / sociology elements in Agriculture Creating Early Rural Communities / Agriculture and Social Change Social Interaction (symbols & meanings). Social structure. Social norms. Social status. Social roles. Social mobility Rural Culture Social Networks. Social Capital Social Exclusion. Social inequalities. Social dilemmas and natural resources. Sociological thinking and environment. Social research and ethics-Introduction to Social Field Research - Social Research and Ethics. Introduction to Rural Sociology. Introduction to the sociology of food
Inequalities, culture, norms, trust, integration, gender, environment, moovements
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • documentary screening
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of MS Power Point presentations, use of e-learning platform AUTh URL for up- loading notes, guidelines and communicating news to students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment30
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities4
Written assigments25
Student Assessment
α. choice: final exams (100%) β. choice: essay (60%) and group assignment 40%) with presentation on class For the elaboration of the assignments there are explicitly defined evaluation criteria which are described during the lectures and are posted on the course website at The choice of topics depends on the current discussions and concerns and the interests of the students themselves, therefore they are likely to vary from academic to academic year. Clarifications for assignments, instructions, etc. are given during lectures.
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)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ. ΟΙ ΒΑΣΙΚΕΣ ΕΝΝΟΙΕΣ-ΝΕΑ ΑΝΑΘΕΩΡΗΜΕΝΗ ΕΚΔΟΣΗ, Hughes M., Kroehler C.J ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ, 2014 ΑΘΗΝΑ [Κωδ.11642] 2. ΑΠΟ ΤΟΝ ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΟ ΧΩΡΟ ΣΤΗΝ ΥΠΑΙΘΡΟ ΧΩΡΑ.. Ανθοπούλου, Θ. & Μωυσίδης, Α. 2005, GUTENBERG ΑΘΗΝΑ [32149] [for ERASMUS students] Sociology : The Core by Carolyn J. Kroehler and Michael Hughes (2013)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Παπαδόπουλος, Α., & Χατζημιχάλης, Κ., 2016. Οι «φαντασιώσεις/αναπαραστάσεις» της ευρωπαϊκής υπαίθρου: μια κριτική εισαγωγική συζήτηση. Επιθεώρηση Κοινωνικών Ερευνών, 125(125), 3-19. doi: 2.Narotzky, S (2007). Οικονομική ανθρωπολογία. Νέοι προσανατολισμοί. Εκδόσεις Σαβάλλας. 3. υλικό μαθήματος στο
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