Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420001761

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course325

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 559
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course325

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours6
Total Hours364
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
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 inorganic chemistry basics.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the role of soil properties on the growing of agronomic plants. 2. Recognize and understand the effect of different properties of soils on growth of plants.
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
General principles of soil genesis and classification. Soil structure and particle size distribution. Soil chemical properties, soil fertility, acid, saline and alkali (sodic) soils. Soil microorganisms and organic matter. Soil water (and irrigation water). Soil aeration and temperature. Improvement of soil properties through management practices.
soil, soil properties (chemical, biochemical and physical)
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
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, e-mail, eLearning).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work30
Written assigments10
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)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Brady N.C., Weil R.R. 2011. Εδαφολογία. Εκδόσεις Έμβρυο, Αθήνα (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 12536597). Παναγιωτόπουλος K. 2016. Εδαφολογία. Εκδόσεις Γαρταγάνης, Θεσσαλονίκη (κωδικός Εύδοξος:68397326).
Additional bibliography for study
Σινάνης K., Κεραμίδας B. 2005. Σημειώσεις Εδαφολογίας. ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη. Εργαστηριακές ασκήσεις του μαθήματος Εδαφολογία. 2019. ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη.
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