EART 1004 Soils
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300823
Coordinator Jason Reynolds Opens in new window
Description This unit provides students with a basic understanding of soil formation and erosion processes, soil physical, chemical and biological properties, and the diversity and classification of soils in the Australian landscape. These basic principles are explored in relation to the sustainable management of soils for horticultural and agricultural production and for environmental management, other land uses and in relation to forensic investigation and studies. The practical sessions are designed to reinforce the lecture material and include field description and analysis of soil profiles and properties, soil sampling principles and practice, laboratory measurement of soil physical and chemical properties essential/important for plant growth, soil biology and human and animal remains.
Discipline Soil Science
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYA 6191 - Noise Assessment PUBH 1003 - Environment and Health
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Practical Reports||1000 words x 3||40||N||Individual|
|Mid Semester Quiz: True/False, Multiple Choice, Short Answers Included||1 hour||30||N||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours||30||N||Individual|