Course syllabus Z15-0120-B - Spices and Aromatic Plants (FZKI - WS 2017/2018)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering
Course unit code: Z15-0120-B
Course unit title: Spices and Aromatic Plants
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 6
Semester: Horticulture - bachelor (required), 1. semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Credit: identification the most important spices, aromatic and medicinal plants
prepared and presented a semester work

Exam: Written in the form of the test. For grade A it is necessary to gain at least 93 points, for grade B at least 86 points, for grade C at least 79 points, for grade D at least 72 points, and for grade E at least 64 points. Student obtains credits if an evaluation is from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim is to obtain basic knowledge from technologies of production of spice and aromatic plants, their harvest and post-harvest treatment. Another aim is to inform students about the economical aspects of these plants on a national level. After completion of the subject the student is able to defined key terms and definitions in the processing of spices, focus is on herbal drugs, ingredients (secondary metabolites) this plants and apply the knowledge gained in their use.
Course contents:
Student gains knowledge about importance of spices in the nutrition, their origin and substances, especially spices by its phylogenetic development native from a geographical temperate. Student also acquire knowledge about the cultivation agrotechniques, harvest, post-harvest treatment, as well as an evaluation of their quality characteristics, assessing and application in the market.
Recommended or required reading:
KÓŇA, J. -- BARÁTOVÁ, S. -- KÓŇOVÁ, E. Koreninové a aromatické rastliny. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2013. 186 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1042-1.

Kóňa J. - Barátová, S. - Kóňová, E. 2013. Koreninové a aromatické rastliny. SPU v Nitre.
Kóňa, J. - Kóňová E.2004: Koreninové a aromatické rastliny

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 183

15,3 %12,6 %14,8 %14,8 %39,9 %2,6 %
Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Ivana Mezeyová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 14. 2. 2018
Supervisor: Ing. Ivana Mezeyová, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 02/14/2018.

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