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

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2015/2016
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 oneà- ààs 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 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. After the degree in Forestry and Environmental Science, it is possible to enrol, after passing the relevant qualification examination in section B (Junior) of the professional registrar of Agriculture and Forestry experts.
Professional opportunities
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Self-employment; Public agencies with technical branches (Regional Forestry Department, Regional agricultural Department, Civil Defence, etc...)
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 degree dissertation is an original paper written by the student under the guidance of a supervising professor. The assigned dissertation topic may be related to the internship period provided during the Degree Course. The final examination will also take account of the activity developed within the Internship, according to the criteria laid down in the Regulation of the Board of the Degree Course. 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.


course outlinePropaedeutical teachings

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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01900 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY course specifications PRESTIANNI (CU) 6.0 1 V A CHIM/03
03245 - PHYSICS RACCOSTA (PC) 6.0 1 V A FIS/01
03927 - COMPUTER SCIENCE 3.0 1 G F
04872 - MATHEMATICS CAROLLO (RU) 6.0 1 V A MAT/01
01588 - ANIMAL BIOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE RAGUSA (RU) 9.0 2 V
ZOOLOGY RAGUSA (RU) 6.0 A BIO/05
PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS GIAMBALVO (PO) 3.0 C AGR/07
01647 - PLANT BIOLOGY -- INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications FICI (PA) 9.0 2 V
SYSTEMATIC BOTANY FICI (PA) 3.0 C BIO/02
PLANT MORPHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY FICI (PA) 6.0 A BIO/03
01933 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY course specifications PALUMBO PICCIONELLO (PA) 6.0 2 V A CHIM/06
04735 - EU FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3.0 2 G E
13662 - ELEMENTS OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications SGROI (PA) 9.0 2 V
PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS GIAIMO (CU) 3.0 C SECS-S/01
ELEMENTS OF ECONOMICS SGROI (PA) 6.0 B AGR/01


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


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
07553 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 5.0 1 G F
15404 - FOREST MECHANISATION AND ERGONOMICS course specifications FEBO (PO) 6.0 1 V B AGR/09
15482 - DENDROMETRY AND FOREST SETTLEMENT course specifications MAETZKE (PO) 8.0 1 V B AGR/05
01187 - MOUNTAIN AGRICULTURE - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications POMA (CU) 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
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 5.0 2 G E
15481 - HYDRAULIC-FOREST SETTLEMENTS course specifications DI STEFANO (PA) 6.0 2 V B AGR/08
16097 - FOREST EVALUATION course specifications ASCIUTO (PA) 6.0 2 V B AGR/01


Elective activities

Free subjects (suggested) credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04160 - CAD LABORATORY 3.0 1 V D ING-IND/05


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