Course Information
TitleΟΡΥΚΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΓΙΛΟΥ ΤΩΝ ΕΔΑΦΩΝ / SOIL CLAY MINERALOGY
CodeΝ240Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001891

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

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

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours65
Class ID
600143051
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of soil science and soil chemistry basics.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the structure, the composition and the properties of the primary and secondary clay minerals of soil. 2. Understand the effect of clay minerals on soil chemical and physical properties.
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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction, clays as a constituent of soil environment. Elements of crystallography. Structure and properties of primary minerals. Structure and properties of primary phyllosilicates. Secondary clay minerals, structure and properties of 2:1 and 1:1 type clay minerals. Other secondary minerals - iron and aluminum oxides. Identification of clay minerals, X-ray diffractometry. Measurement of specific area and cation exchange capacity. Effect of clay minerals on soil properties and soil fertility. Environmental applications of clay minerals.
Keywords
clay minerals, soil chemistry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
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
Description
Use of powerpoint and web (website and e-mail).
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures78
Laboratory Work39
Written assigments30
Exams3
Total150
Student Assessment
Description
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)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Μπαρμπαγιάννης Ν. 2019. Παραδόσεις του μαθήματος Ορυκτά της Αργίλου των Εδαφών. ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη. Εργαστηριακές ασκήσεις του μαθήματος Ορυκτά της Αργίλου των Εδαφών. 2019. ΑΠΘ, Θεσσάλονίκη.
Last Update
18-05-2020