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Degree course in AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES (Codice 2122)
Curriculum\Profile description: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2010/2011
School:
  • SCHOOL OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Class:
  • Agriculture and Forestry (L-25)

credits total:180

Educational objectives
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The Degree Course in Agricultural Science and Technologies provides core competences in agricultural sector, with respect, in particular, to the technologies and control of plant and animal productions in their qualitative, quantitative and hygienic-sanitary aspects, to the transformation and marketing of products, to the management of agricultural farms, to the evaluation of land, equipment, technical means and products. Graduates of this course should acquire core competences in propaedeutical subjects such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Plant and animal Biology, which are needed to understand the principles of specific professional subjects. These competences will enable students to achieve a professional grounding including the agronomic principles of cultivations and of crop defence as well as zootechnical breeding principles Graduates will possess knowledge of the techniques for surveying animal and plant biological parameters, enabling them to carry out field surveys and the relevant qualitative and quantitative processing. They will also acquire knowledge about the main industry regulations and the principles of forestry economics and evaluation needed for autonomous professional activities such as planning and settling of agricultural firms, evaluation of land, technical means, agricultural equipment and products; projects and valuations of tree, herbaceous and systems; land exploitation and amelioration; rural development and technical-economic management of farms, protected areas and processing companies. The profile requires the dialectical skills needed to disclose and argue one"s own technical ideas with specialists and non-specialists, command of English language or of another European language, which is necessary for reading and interpreting technical texts, for professional exchanges and for basic dissemination. Acquired competences will enable graduates to tackle and solve the following issues: - Sustainable management and development of agricultural and environmental assets; - Agricultural economics and policy, land and environment evaluation; - Open air and protected tree, grass, vegetables and flower farming techniques; - Techniques of livestock production; - Agricultural Mechanics and mechanization of crop and livestock farms; - Agricultural Hydraulics, irrigation systems and their design; - Storage and processing of agricultural and livestock products; - Defense of the crops and the environment from biotic and abiotic damages; Educational activities will be carried out through lectures, laboratory and field practice and mid-term testing. The course lasts three academic years. To achieve the degree, students should have acquired 180 credits (CFU), including the ones related to the knowledge of an European Union language, besides Italian, subject to the special rules for the protection of linguistic minorities. The educational programme provides for 19 mandatory examinations, 1 elective examination, a test of computing skills, a language test and a practical training period in external facilities and the final examination about specific course issues. The 12 elective credits may be acquired, in accordance with article 10, paragraph 5, letter a) of DM 270/04, choosing freely among teachings provided by other courses of the Faculty of Agriculture of Palermo and other faculties of the University and other Italian and foreign universities.
Professional opportunities
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Graduates may carry out autonomous professional activities in the following fields: - Economic-technical management and development of forestry and planning of protected areas; - Management of integrated rural development plans and forestry works; - Management of the processes of production, transformation and marketing of forest products; - Maintenance and control of agro-forest areas and of regional and urban green areas; - Administration and sustainable management of forest resources; - Evaluation of land and of forest and pastoral environment; - Management of faunal resources; - Planning and implementation of plans related to hydraulic-forest settlement and to the defence and protection of land against hydrogeological hazard and desertification; - Evaluation of land, technical means, equipment and forest products; - Technical advice in the forestry sector
Final examination features
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The Degree is obtained by passing the final examination. To be admitted to the degree examination the student must: - have passed the examinations and have obtained the credits related to core, class specific and integrative subjects, to elective courses, to the knowledge of the foreign language and the acquisition of computer skills; - have attended a practical training period in a University or other public or private agency, as required by the academic regulations; - Have written a report on the training activity, which will be specifically evaluated. The final examination consists of the discussion of the dissertation before an examining Board appointed by the relevant academic body. The aim of the thesis is to ascertain the undergraduate's ability to write an essay related to his academic training, and to defend it in front of experts.



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course outlinePropaedeutical teachings

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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01900 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY DE PASQUALE (PA) 6.0 Yearly V A CHIM/03
03927 - COMPUTER SCIENCE MORELLO (RU) 3.0 Yearly G F
04735 - EU FOREIGN LANGUAGE(*) CASTIGLIONE (PC) 3.0 Yearly G E
12501 - ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY SGROI (PA) 8.0 Yearly V B AGR/01
13652 - MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS - INTEGRATED COURSE SCIACCA (PA) INGRASSIA (CU) 9.0 Yearly V
MATHEMATICS SCIACCA (PA) 6.0 A MAT/01
PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS INGRASSIA (CU) 3.0 C SECS-S/01
01588 - ANIMAL BIOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE MASSA (PQ) PORTOLANO (PO) 9.0 Yearly V
ZOOLOGY MASSA (PQ) 6.0 A BIO/05
PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS PORTOLANO (PO) 3.0 C AGR/07
01647 - PLANT BIOLOGY -- INTEGRATED COURSE GRISAFI (PQ) MAZZOLA (PO) 9.0 Yearly V
SYSTEMATIC BOTANY MAZZOLA (PO) 3.0 C BIO/02
PLANT MORPHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY GRISAFI (PQ) 6.0 A BIO/03
01933 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PACE (PO) 6.0 Yearly V A CHIM/06
03245 - PHYSICS BUSCARINO (PA) 6.0 Yearly V A FIS/01


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04949 - AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS AND MECHANISATION CARRARA (PQ) 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/09
12500 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF PETS AND ZOOTECHNICS - INTEGRATED COURSE BUDETTA (PA) PORTOLANO (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
GENERAL ZOOTECHNICS PORTOLANO (PO) 6.0 B AGR/17
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF PETS BUDETTA (PA) 6.0 C VET/01
15480 - AGRICULTURAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND SOIL CHEMISTRY PALAZZOLO (PA) 9.0 Yearly V B AGR/13
02079 - TREE FARMING - INTEGRATED COURSE BARONE (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
PRINCIPLES OF ARBORICULTURE BARONE (PO) 6.0 B AGR/03
SPECIAL ARBORICULTURE SOTTILE (PA) 6.0 B AGR/03
03774 - AGRICULTURAL HYDRAULICS GIORDANO (PO) 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/08
15398 - AGRONOMY AND PAEDOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE GRISTINA (PO) LO PAPA (PA) 9.0 Yearly V
PRINCIPLES OF PAEDOLOGY LO PAPA (PA) 3.0 C AGR/14
GENERAL AGRONOMY GRISTINA (PO) 6.0 B AGR/02
16155 - MICROORGANISMS BIOLOGY SETTANNI (PA) 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/16
Free subjects 12.0 D


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02777 - LAND ECONOMICS AND VALUATION SCHIMMENTI (PO) 9.0 Yearly V B AGR/01
03901 - AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY PLANETA (RU) 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/15
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 5.0 Yearly G E
07553 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 5.0 Yearly G F
13656 - ENTOMOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE TSOLAKIS (PA) BURRUANO (PQ) 12.0 Yearly V
AGRICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY TSOLAKIS (PA) 6.0 B AGR/11
PLANT PATHOLOGY BURRUANO (PQ) 6.0 B AGR/12
05457 - HORTICULTURE AND FLORICULTURE VETRANO (RU) 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/04
12498 - CROP SCIENCE GIAMBALVO (PO) 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/02




Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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