Undergraduate studies http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=2&Itemid=23&lang=en Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:21:07 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Geomorphology http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=340%3A2013-12-12-11-48-40&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=340%3A2013-12-12-11-48-40&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en Module Leader: Kosmas Pavlopoulos, Professor


Module Objectives
The main objective of the course is to introduce students to basic concepts of Climatology, Geology and Oceanoraphy. A first contact with planet earth, as well as with the main factors, which are responsible for its evolution and configuration, is attempted. The main aim of the course is understanding of natural processes which act on the earth' s surface and the landforms. The course also considers some of the practical aspects of reading a geomorphological, map, recognized the landforms and understanding the natural processes. During the course a field trip at regions of great geomorphological interest is organised. The aim of the field trip is the assimilation of the theoretical knowledge.


Course Contents:
Introduction to Geomorphology, philosophical approach. Relief processes and geomorphic factors. Depositional environments and sediments. Theories of landscape evolution.  Erosional and depositional processes. Weathering and soil creation. Type of soils and climatic conditions. Mass movements, landslides, mud-sliding. Tectonic processes and landform evolution. Active faults and tectonic geomorphology. Volcanic processes and geomorphic evolution.  Fluvial geomorphology. Drainage networks, types and processes. Erosional procedure, down-cutting erosion, gorges, backward erosion, river capture. Depositional procedure, cones, alluvial fans, terraces, deltas. Stages of river evolution (Davis) and deviations of the river evolution (rejuvenation). Lakes and limnologic environments. Karst processes and landforms (caves, sinkholes, dolines, poljes). Karst hydrology and environmental management. Glaciers and glacial landforms.Coastal landforms and processes. Terrestrial and marine processes in coastal zone, fluvial deposits, deltas, human deposits and interferences, long shore drifts, waves, hurricane and tsunamis. Coastal landforms, beaches, tombolos, beachrocks, coral reefs. Sea level changes during the Pleistocene-Holocene. Aeolian processes and landforms, dunes, aeolianites. Sedimentary environments and deposits. Terrestrial, fluvial, marine, lagunal and Aeolian sediments.

Quantitative geomorphology. Horton laws of drainage networks, density frequency and geomorphic factors of circularity, lemniscate’s and basin elongation. Relief ratio and slopes of the drainage networks and the significance of the geomorphic evolution.


Teaching and assessment:
The teaching method is consisting of 2 hours attending lectures and 1 hour for practicing and laboratory obligatory work on weekly basis. The basic assessment type of the course is the written examination at the end of the semester (3 hours).

pandreop@hua.gr (Panagiotis) E Semester Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:48:02 +0000
Oceanography http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=339%3A2013-12-12-11-44-36&catid=9%3Apartd&Itemid=29&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=339%3A2013-12-12-11-44-36&catid=9%3Apartd&Itemid=29&lang=en Module Leader: Kosmas Pavlopoulos, Professor,
                       Vassilios Kapsimalis, Geologist-Oceanographer PhD. (Researcher HCMR).


The main objective of the course is to introduce students to basic concepts of Oceanography. The main aim of the course is to understanding the chemical, physical, geological and biological processes which act on the oceans surface and to recognized the submarine forms, the seawater composition and properties. The course also considers some of the practical aspects of oceanography using instruments for measuring parameters and methods of submarine investigations. The aim of the visit is the assimilation of the theoretical knowledge.


Course Contents:
Introduction to Oceanography, philosophical approach. Geomorphology and geological processes on the ocean floor, the continental margins, the continental shelf, the continental slope and the coastal zone. The physical and chemical properties of sea-water (salinity, temperature, density, optical properties). Water masses, T-S diagrammes. Mixing processes. Dynamic oceanography. Currents without friction (geostrophic flow). Currents with friction (wind driven circulation), upwelling. Large scale wind and thermohaline circulation. Field and laboratory techniques for the aquisition, analysis and interpretation of oceanographic data (temperature/salinity, currents, waves and tides). Essentials of sound physics. Description of high resolution marine geophysical techniques to investigate modern sediments. Interpetation of high resolution continuous reflection data for the purpose of studying structural and sedimentological processes. Waves in deep and shallow waters, wave refraction, wave induced currents. Pollution and pollutants, transfer processes of heavy metals in sediments, Pollution assessment methods.


Teaching and assessment:
The teaching method is consisting of 2 hours attending lectures and 1 hour for practicing and laboratory obligatory work on weekly basis. The basic assessment type of the course is the written examination at the end of the semester (3 hours).

pandreop@hua.gr (Panagiotis) D Semester Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:43:35 +0000
Διαχείριση Περιβάλλοντος http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=334%3A2013-12-12-10-55-01&catid=8%3Apartc&Itemid=28&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=334%3A2013-12-12-10-55-01&catid=8%3Apartc&Itemid=28&lang=en

Διδάσκουσα: Κάτια Λαζαρίδη, Αναπλ. Καθηγήτρια

Αντικειμενικός Στόχος Μαθήματος:

Στόχος του μαθήματος είναι να εξοικειωθούν οι φοιτητές με τις βασικές μεθόδους και εργαλεία για την περιβαλλοντική διαχείριση, η οποία αποσκοπεί στη διασφάλιση της περιβαλλοντικής ποιότητας, σε όλους τους τομείς δραστηριοτήτων (βιομηχανικές εγκαταστάσεις, επιχειρήσεις, ΟΤΑ, φορείς του ευρύτερου δημοσίου τομέα).

Περιεχόμενα Μαθήματος:
Στο μάθημα περιγράφονται οι βασικές αρχές της περιβαλλοντικής διαχείρισης καθώς και τα κυριότερα εργαλεία της και οι μέθοδοι με τις οποίες διασφαλίζεται η ποιότητα του περιβάλλοντος. Στο πλαίσιο του μαθήματος αναλύεται το θεωρητικό πλαίσιο και παρουσιάζονται πρακτικά παραδείγματα εφαρμογής εργαλείων περιβαλλοντικής διαχείρισης. Στις μεθόδους και τα εργαλεία τα οποία εξετάζονται περιλαμβάνονται τα ακόλουθα:

·         Συστήματα Περιβαλλοντικής Διαχείρισης, και ειδικότερα

o   το Σύστημα ISO 14000 (Διεθνής περιβαλλοντική πιστοποίηση μονάδων παραγωγής και προϊόντων) και

o   το Σύστημα Περιβαλλοντικής Διαχείρισης και Ελέγχου (EMAS: Environmental Management and Auditing System) της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης για μονάδες παραγωγής και παροχής υπηρεσιών.

·         Το Οικολογικό Σήμα (EcoLabel) της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης για τα προϊόντα.

·         Η αξιολόγηση κύκλου ζωής

Επίσης, αναλύεται η έννοια και το μεθοδολογικό πλαίσιο της Βιομηχανικής Οικολογίας και εξετάζεται η ένταξη των διαφόρων εργαλείων περιβαλλοντικής διαχείρισης που έχουν προταθεί και εφαρμόζονται από επιχειρήσεις και Οργανισμούς στο νέο επιστημονικό Παράδειγμα της Βιομηχανικής Οικολογίας

Στη διάρκεια του μαθήματος αναλύεται το πλαίσιο ανάπτυξης και εφαρμογής των προαναφερθέντων εργαλείων, η μεθοδολογία τους, τα πλεονεκτήματα και οι περιορισμοί τους καθώς και η εφαρμογή τους στην Ελλάδα. Έμφαση δίνεται στην ανάλυση της μελέτης συγκεκριμένων περιπτώσεων (case studies).


Η διδασκαλία του μαθήματος περιλαμβάνει διαλέξεις και σεμινάρια με ενεργή συμμετοχή των φοιτητών (3 ώρες εβδομαδιαία) στα προαναφερθέντα θέματα. Η βασική μέθοδος αξιολόγησης είναι η γραπτή εξέταση στο τέλος του εξαμήνου, ενώ υπάρχει δυνατότητα εκπόνησης απαλλακτικής εργασίας.

Οι απαλλακτικές εργασίες, για όσους τις επιλέξουν, πραγματεύονται ειδικότερα θέματα στα αντικείμενα που διδάσκονται στο πλαίσιο του μαθήματος. Οι εργασίες εκπονούνται σε ομάδες 2-3 ατόμων, παραδίδονται σε ηλεκτρονική και έντυπη μορφή μέχρι την ορισθείσα από τη γραμματεία ημερομηνία εξέτασης του μαθήματος και έχουν έκταση 4.000-5.000 λέξεις. Εργασίες άνω των 6000 λέξεων δεν διορθώνονται και δεν αξιολογούνται. Επίσης, οι εργασίες παρουσιάζονται από τους φοιτητές/τριες στα δύο τελευταία μαθήματα του εξαμήνου. Η διάρκεια της παρουσίασης είναι 10 λεπτά. Η επιλογή θέματος για την απαλλακτική εργασία γίνεται μετά από πρόταση των φοιτητών και σύμφωνη γνώμη της διδάσκουσας και θα πρέπει να έχει ολοκληρωθεί μέχρι την 4η εβδομάδα του μαθήματος

pandreop@hua.gr (Panagiotis) C Semester Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:51:51 +0000
Economic Geography http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=303%3A2013-12-10-09-07-31&catid=8%3Apartc&Itemid=28&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=303%3A2013-12-10-09-07-31&catid=8%3Apartc&Itemid=28&lang=en Module Leader: Sofia Skordili, Assistant Professor

pandreop@hua.gr (Panagiotis) C Semester Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:05:04 +0000
Συγγραφή Πτυχιακής Εργασίας http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=260%3A2013-05-31-11-26-45&catid=14%3Awork&Itemid=34&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=260%3A2013-05-31-11-26-45&catid=14%3Awork&Itemid=34&lang=en Οδηγίες για τη συγγραφή πτυχιακών εργασιών

chgg@hua.gr (Christine) Long Essay Fri, 31 May 2013 11:25:40 +0000
Regional Development http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49%3Ales7&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49%3Ales7&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en Module Leader: Kalliopi Sapountzaki, Associate Professor.


Module Objectives
Students are introduced to the historical evolution of the fundamental topics and queries regarding the content and meaning of Development and the “Regional development problem” in particular, methods and approaches of measurement, spatial and temporal patterns of development processes, also the goals, tools, agencies and procedures for remedying a Regional development problem, i.e. for exercising Regional Development policies.

At the end of the module students are expected to have become familiar with the theories of Regional development (neo-classical, Keynesian, structural, radical, anti-development, sustainable development, endogenous, bottom-up etc) and to be able to verify their validity in the real world (through the analysis of historical and contemporary examples from Greece and European and other countries).


Course Contents:
Assumptions, queries and dilemmas concerning the evolution of the concept of “Development” – Definitions, contents and indices of Development at the national level – The notions of “Region” and “Regionalization”- Typologies of Regions – Regional disparities and assessment/measurement tools – A brief history of the international discourse regarding Theories of Regional Development – Theories advocating diffusion of development versus theories in favour of  concentration/accumulation/polarization of development – Radical views, Dependency theories and Spatial Divisions of Labour – The dialogue on Regional Development after industrial crisis and restructuring (the relationships between global and local, endogenous development and bottom-up approaches) – Anti-development movements – Environment and Development: Sustainable Development – Policies of Regional development.


Teaching and assessment:
Teaching processes and methods include (a) two-hour lectures on weekly basis and (b) one-hour tutoring (per week) of student groups (consisting of 2-3 students) to support them in carrying out a project exercise. Evaluation is based on a three-hour written examination (50% of the total grade) at the end of the semester and on the attainments in the project exercise which is defended orally (by means of ppt presentations) in two stages, middle-course and at the end of the semester (50% of the total grade).

wmakhlouf2009@hotmail.com (Administrator) E Semester Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:00:00 +0000
Population Geography-Demography http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36%3Ales6&catid=8%3Apartc&Itemid=28&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36%3Ales6&catid=8%3Apartc&Itemid=28&lang=en Module Leader: Alexandra Tragaki, Associate Professor.


Module Objectives

This course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of population analysis. Students are initiated to demographic analysis and get accustomed to calculating and interpreting the basic demographic rates.

The basic goal of this course is to provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to a demographic analysis and the initiation to the interactions between population and economy and population-society.


Course Contents
Population Analysis- Demographic Variables (Fertility, Mortality, Migration) –Demographic Indicators –Trends and Regional disparities

Demographic, Economic and Social Features of Populations

Population Dynamics

Population – Natural Ressources- Environment



Teaching and assessment:
The teaching method is consisting of 3 hours attending lectures per week. Students are encouraged to attend and actively participate in all lectures. A couple of laboratory sessions are scheduled for a better approach of the quantitative section.

The basic assessment type of the course is a 3hour written examination at the end of the semester providing the 70% of the final grade. It is combined with a mid-term exam contributing to the rest 30%.

wmakhlouf2009@hotmail.com (Administrator) C Semester Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:00:00 +0000
GIS I http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43%3Ales1&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43%3Ales1&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en Module Leader: Christos Chalkias, Associate Professor


Module Objectives:
The course of “GIS I” is an introductory course in the field of Geographical Information Systems. Upon successful completion of the course the students should be able to:  understand and use the basic elements of GIS technology, and to design and implement simple GIS projects.


Course Contents:
GIS Introduction & definitions. Parts of a GIS: hardware, software, data. Spatial – descriptive data. Data models and data structures. GIS design. Geographical data organization and storage. GIS and Cartography. Data sources, input and maintenance. GIS applications. Introductory GIS laboratories. Practice on commercial GIS software.


Teaching and assessment:
The teaching method is consisting of 2 hours attending lectures and 1 hour for practicing and laboratory work on weekly basis.

wmakhlouf2009@hotmail.com (Administrator) E Semester Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:00:00 +0000
Cultural Geography http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50%3Ales2&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50%3Ales2&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en

Module leaders: Apostolos G. Papadopoulos, Professor
                       George Mavrommatis, Lecturer


Module objectives:

The main objective of the course is to introduce the students to the critical reading of the relationship between culture and space, where culture is not just the so-called “high culture” but also the popular and everyday culture, the modes of living and behaving, producing, consuming and entertaining. There is a special emphasis in the modes or ways that the culture, as wider category, is embedded on different landscapes, even on those perceived as mainly natural landscapes. The notion of space production helps to understand and evaluate the material and symbolic dimensions of contemporary and historical landscapes.


Course contents:
The course contains the following topics. Civilization, culture and space. Evolution of cultural geography (from possibilism and The Berkeley School to radical geography and the cultural turn). The material and symbolic landscape. Landscapes in literature and cinema. Symbolism and hierarchies in urban space. The self and the other. Otherness and the construction of identity. Gendered dimensions of spatial organization. Films, television and multiply mediated landscapes. Cultures of production, conflicts and resistance. Immigration, nationalities and modern state.


Teaching and assessment:
The main assessment of the course is based on an assignment of a short paper and on written exams at the end of the semester. The assignment(s) account for 35% of the final mark, while the written exam accounts for 65% of the final mark.

wmakhlouf2009@hotmail.com (Administrator) E Semester Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:00:00 +0000
Spatial Analysis http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51%3Ales3&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en http://www.geo.hua.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51%3Ales3&catid=10%3Aparte&Itemid=30&lang=en Module Leader: Stamatis Kalogirou, Assistant Professor


Module Objectives:
Spatial Analysis is a module in the field of quantitative geography and geocomputation. The module aims to deepen the student knowledge in quantitative spatial data analysis methods and their application to real data. At the same time this module provides the technical tools and skills to study the spatial dimension of various spatial phenomena from a geographic perspective. It also aims to inform students about current trends in spatial analysis and to give them the foundation to be able to address contemporary research issues in the science of geography.


At the end of the module the student should:

         have understood what spatial analysis is, what methods can be used to perform spatial analysis and how some of these methods should be applied

         be able to select the appropriate data and appropriate methods of analysis in order to study a simple phenomenon with a spatial dimension

         have practical experience in applying spatial analysis methods in addressing geographical issues in the real world using special software

         have a clear understanding of the theoretical and practical problems concerning the application of spatial analysis methods

         have an overview of modern methods of spatial analysis used in the industry and in research projects in which the science of geography plays an important role


Course Contents:
Spatial analysis is a broad field. This module focuses on teaching quantitative methods of exploratory and explanatory spatial data analysis. The process of analysis that adds value to spatial data in order to extract information that leads to knowledge is being taught. In this way, it is possible to understand the spatial dimension of a phenomenon. The examples / applications discussed refer primarily to human activity in space and to a lesser extent to the natural processes in space. For example, the spatial distribution, spatial inequality and spatial variation in factors affecting issues on the labor market (unemployment and income), population (aging, internal migration), public services (health, education), retail (socioeconomic profile areas) and the environment (recycling, climate conditions) are examined.


Indicative Lectures


      Introduction to spatial analysis

      Historical trends and schools of thought (epistemology)

      The role of GIS and Remote Sensing

      The visualization of spatial data as an analysis method

      Factor Analysis - Principal Component Analysis

      Local Correlation and Spatial Autocorrelation

      Classification, Clustering and geodemographics

      Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR)

      Discussion of advanced spatial analysis methods and research issues

      Applications in public administration and private sector


Teaching and
The teaching of
this module includes lecture classes and lab practice in using Statistical Analysis and GIS software. The teaching week include three hours lecture classes. For two weeks during the semester this is replaced by one hour lecture class and two hours practice in the computer lab. The basic evaluation method is the written exam paper at the end of the semester (3 hours). The mark of the exam paper is the 60% of the final mark. The student has to write and submit an assay (up to 2000 words of text) that is an application of spatial analysis with real data. The mark of assay is the remaining 40% of the final mark. The teaching material includes extra practical exercises for students to work out of the teaching hours.

wmakhlouf2009@hotmail.com (Administrator) E Semester Tue, 09 Nov 2010 22:00:00 +0000