The aim of the course is to analyze natural and anthropogenic elements that make up the environment, the analysis of environmental problems and their impact on humans and the environment. In addition, the aim is to analyze the principles of environmental policies and to highlight the importance of environmental policy as a means of tackling environmental problems.
The course aims to become acquainted with environmental technology and environmental impacts issues.
How they specialize in the following categories
The student will be able to
1. Understand the basic principles of sustainability and the sustainable management of environmental issues.
2. Understand the basic processes of pollution and their effects on humans and the environment.
3. Understand the basic principles and priorities of environmental legislation.
4. Understand the principles and tools of environmental policy.
5. Understand the principles of environmental planning in order to deal with environmental problems.
The student will be able to
• Recognize environmental problems in the light of the priorities of environmental legislation
• Analyze specific environmental issues and use appropriate environmental management tools
• Use the principles of environmental planning to address environmental problems
The student will be able to
• Use problem solving scientific methodologies related to environmental planning
The general skills that the student should have acquired from this course are:
• Search, analyze and synthesize data using environmental planning technologies
• Making decisions on environmental issues
• Production of research ideas related to environmental planning
• Respect for the natural environment through the analysis of psychology and social trends towards the environment
• Ability to use international and domestic bibliographic sources, analyze and synthesize data and information
• Ability to work independently and as a team in a future interdisciplinary environment
• Ability to critique, through presentations of individual / group work, and the development of arguments.
The course content is divided into two sections:
Natural and anthropogenic environment.
Sustainability – Principles of sustainability / sustainable development
Sociology and psychology of the environment, mainstreams.
Pollution of soil, water and air – effects on humans.
Global environmental problems.
Environmental policy principles, bodies and instruments.
The main international conventions on global environmental problems.
National environmental policy: institutional framework, action plans.
The policy for the protection of nature and biodiversity.
Students are assessed by presenting their written assignment and oral presentation and final written examination.
The assignments are intended to demonstrate the student’s ability to research, develop and document a research question. This relates to all the individual learning outcomes of the course such as knowledge, understanding, analysis and synthesis of information.
The oral presentation is related to both the student’s knowledge and understanding. It is also linked to his ability to research international literature, but also to expose his views and substantiate them in public.
In the final written examination, the questions that students are asked to answer fall into three categories: (a) questions aimed at identifying the knowledge they have received, (b) questions aimed at verifying their understanding the various phenomena and their connection to consequences and outcomes, and (c) questions aimed at solving problems through analysis and / or synthesis of information. The categories of questions are related to the learning outcomes requested.
The evaluation system and the criteria are clear, adequate and to the knowledge of the students.
There is no process of evaluating the examination process. Transparency is ensured by the fact that student presentations are public and that students can see their exam paper and received grades from their teachers.
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Kougolos A. (2017) Environmental Engineering. Pollution and Environmental Protection, Tziola Publications, Thessaloniki.
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Makofske J. W.and Karlin F. E. (2001) Technology and Global Environmental Problems, ION Publications, Athens
Kougolos Ath. And Samolada M. (2017) Environmental Protection Legislation, Tziola Publications, Thessaloniki
Sygolitou E. (2009) Environmental Psychology, "Hellenic Letters" Publications, Athens
Relevant environmental journals: Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier , Waste Management , Aerosol and Air Quality Research Water, MDPI , Water and Environment Journal, Wiley , Water Science and Technology, IWA Publishing , Water Resources Management, EWRA , Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, Taylor & Francis , Journal of Environmental Psychology, Elsevier , Environment and Behavior, SAGE Journals , Ecosystem Services, Ecological Complexity, Ecological Indicators, Environmental Impact Assessment Review , Ecological Economics, Biological Conservation, ΜEDIT. Journal of Economy, Agriculture and Environment , International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning , Int. J. Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology , Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology (JEPE) , Int. Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology , Land degradation and Development , Natural Resource Forum , Forest Ecology and Management , Environmental Conservation , Agroforestry today , Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment , Soil use and Management , Journal of Environmental Planning and Management , Population and Environment