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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: 2012/2013
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.


course outlinePropaedeutical teachings

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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01900 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY CONTE (PO)CONTE PELLEGRINO 6.0 1 V A CHIM/03
04735 - EU FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3.0 1 G E
04872 - MATHEMATICS CAROLLO (RU)CAROLLO FRANCESCO GIUSEPPE 6.0 1 V A MAT/01
13662 - ELEMENTS OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS - INTEGRATED COURSE SGROI (PA)SGROI FILIPPO GIAIMO (CU) 9.0 1 V
PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS GIAIMO (CU) 3.0 C SECS-S/01
ELEMENTS OF ECONOMICS SGROI (PA) 6.0 B AGR/01
01588 - ANIMAL BIOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE RAGUSA (RU)RAGUSA ERNESTO MARTINELLI (RU) 9.0 2 V
ZOOLOGY RAGUSA (RU) 6.0 A BIO/05
PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS MARTINELLI (RU) 3.0 C AGR/07
01647 - PLANT BIOLOGY -- INTEGRATED COURSE FICI (PA) FICI (PA)FICI SILVIO 9.0 2 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)CONTE PELLEGRINO 6.0 2 V A CHIM/06
03245 - PHYSICS MESSINA (RU)MESSINA FABRIZIO 6.0 2 V A FIS/01
03927 - COMPUTER SCIENCE MORELLO (RU)MORELLO GIUSEPPE 3.0 2 G F


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02877 - PRINCIPLES OF HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY FERRO (PO)FERRO VITO 6.0 1 V B AGR/08
12505 - ECOLOGY OF FOREST ENVIRONMENTS - INTEGRATED COURSE SETTANNI (PA)SETTANNI LUCA 12.0 1 V
FOREST ECOLOGY LA MANTIA (PA) 6.0 B AGR/05
ECOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS SETTANNI (PA) 6.0 C AGR/16
12507 - FOREST BOTANY AND MYCOLOGY VENTURELLA (PO)VENTURELLA GIUSEPPE 6.0 1 V A BIO/02
12508 - FOREST ENTOMOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE COLAZZA (PO)COLAZZA STEFANO 12.0 1 V
FOREST PATHOLOGY BURRUANO (PQ) 6.0 B AGR/12
FOREST ENTOMOLOGY COLAZZA (PO) 6.0 B AGR/11
02762 - FOREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY DI FRANCO (PA)DI FRANCO CATERINA 6.0 2 V B AGR/01
06303 - SOIL SCIENCE - INTEGRATED COURSE DAZZI (PO)DAZZI CARMELO 12.0 2 V
SOIL CHEMISTRY ALONZO (PO) 6.0 C AGR/13
FORESTRY PAEDOLOGY DAZZI (PO) 6.0 B AGR/14
12509 - SILVICULTURE AND TREE FARMING - INTEGRATED COURSE MAETZKE (PO)MAETZKE FEDERICO GUGLIELMO 12.0 2 V
SYLVICULTURE AND DENDROLOGY MAETZKE (PO) 6.0 B AGR/05
PRINCIPLES OF ARBORICULTURE INGLESE (PO) 6.0 B AGR/03
Free subjects 12.0 D


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 5.0 1 G E
07553 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 5.0 1 G F
15404 - FOREST MECHANISATION AND ERGONOMICS FEBO (PO)FEBO PIERLUIGI 6.0 1 V B AGR/09
15482 - DENDROMETRY AND FOREST SETTLEMENT MAETZKE (PO)MAETZKE FEDERICO GUGLIELMO 8.0 1 V B AGR/05
01187 - MOUNTAIN AGRICULTURE - INTEGRATED COURSE ALABISO (RU) POMA (CU)POMA IGNAZIO 9.0 2 V
ELEMENTS OF AGRONOMY AND HERBACEOUS CROPS POMA (CU) 6.0 C AGR/02
MOUNTAIN ZOOTECHNICS ALABISO (RU) 3.0 C AGR/19
15481 - HYDRAULIC-FOREST SETTLEMENTS DI STEFANO (PA)DI STEFANO COSTANZA 6.0 2 V B AGR/08
16097 - FOREST EVALUATION ASCIUTO (PA)ASCIUTO ANTONIO 6.0 2 V B AGR/01




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