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Degree course in FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Codice 2125)
Curriculum\Profile description: ENVIRONMENTAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES

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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 Forestry and Environment Science provides core competences in the field of applied ecology and of the techniques for surveying qualitative and quantitative character of forest stands, the main methods and techniques for the analysis, execution and management of operations in the forest and pre-forest environments. 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 principles of sylviculture, the main forest management types, the elements of soil sciences and of hydraulic-forest settlements. Graduates will gain an understanding of the dendrometric and descriptive surveying techniques that will enable them to to carry out field surveys and the relevant qualitative and quantitative processing, in order to correctly understand the natural phenomena of evolution of forest stands. Likewise, they will 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 small businesses, evaluation of land, technical means, plant and forest products; afforestation projects and relative valuations; forest work of land exploitation and amelioration; rural development and technical-economic management of small farms, protected areas and processing enterprises. The profile requires the dialectical skills needed to disclose and argue onea'- a'a'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 Sustainable management and development of forests, forestry-pastoral and environmental heritage; - Forestry and environmental monitoring, survey and estimates; - Knowledge of issues related to forest and agro-pastoral products; - Defence of forests and the environment from biotic and abiotic damages; - Defence of the territory through hydraulic works and the application of key management and soils evaluation techniques; - Technical aspects of core education and training base in the environmental and technical a'- a'a' professional area; 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 defence 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 PANNO (PC) 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
04872 - MATHEMATICS CAROLLO (RU) 6.0 Yearly V A MAT/01
13662 - ELEMENTS OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS - INTEGRATED COURSE INGRASSIA (CU) COLUMBA (PO) 9.0 Yearly V
PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS INGRASSIA (CU) 3.0 C SECS-S/01
ELEMENTS OF ECONOMICS COLUMBA (PO) 6.0 B AGR/01
01588 - ANIMAL BIOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE PORTOLANO (PO) MASSA (PQ) 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 FICI (PA) 9.0 Yearly V
PLANT MORPHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY FICI (PA) 6.0 A BIO/03
SYSTEMATIC BOTANY FICI (PA) 3.0 C BIO/02
01933 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY CONTE (PO) 6.0 Yearly V A CHIM/06
03245 - PHYSICS BUSCARINO (RU) 6.0 Yearly V A FIS/01


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02877 - PRINCIPLES OF HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY AGNESE (PO) 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/08
12505 - ECOLOGY OF FOREST ENVIRONMENTS - INTEGRATED COURSE MAETZKE (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
ECOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS SETTANNI (PA) 6.0 C AGR/16
FOREST ECOLOGY MAETZKE (PO) 6.0 B AGR/05
12507 - FOREST BOTANY AND MYCOLOGY VENTURELLA (PO) 6.0 Yearly V A BIO/02
12508 - FOREST ENTOMOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE COLAZZA (PO) BURRUANO (PQ) 12.0 Yearly V
FOREST ENTOMOLOGY COLAZZA (PO) 6.0 B AGR/11
FOREST PATHOLOGY BURRUANO (PQ) 6.0 B AGR/12
02762 - FOREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY DI FRANCO (PA) 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/01
06303 - SOIL SCIENCE - INTEGRATED COURSE BADALUCCO (PO) DAZZI (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
FORESTRY PAEDOLOGY DAZZI (PO) 6.0 B AGR/14
SOIL CHEMISTRY BADALUCCO (PO) 6.0 C AGR/13
12509 - SILVICULTURE AND TREE FARMING - INTEGRATED COURSE BARBERA (PO) MAETZKE (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
PRINCIPLES OF ARBORICULTURE BARBERA (PO) 6.0 B AGR/03
SYLVICULTURE AND DENDROLOGY MAETZKE (PO) 6.0 B AGR/05
Free subjects 12.0 D


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 5.0 Yearly G E
07553 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 5.0 Yearly G F
15404 - FOREST MECHANISATION AND ERGONOMICS 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/09
15482 - DENDROMETRY AND FOREST SETTLEMENT MAETZKE (PO) 8.0 Yearly V B AGR/05
16097 - FOREST EVALUATION 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/01
01187 - MOUNTAIN AGRICULTURE - INTEGRATED COURSE 9.0 Yearly V
ELEMENTS OF AGRONOMY AND HERBACEOUS CROPS 6.0 C AGR/02
MOUNTAIN ZOOTECHNICS 3.0 C AGR/19
15481 - HYDRAULIC-FOREST SETTLEMENTS 6.0 Yearly V B AGR/08




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