Fall 2023 - GEOG 317 D100
Soil Science (4)
Class Number: 3627
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 13, 2023
Wed, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
1 778 782-3323
Office: RCB 7133
Prerequisites:One of GEOG 213, 214, 215, or CHEM 121.
An introduction to the study of soils: physical, chemical and biological properties of soils; soil formation, description, classification, survey and use. Field and laboratory techniques of soil analysis. Students with credit for GEOG 318 may not take this course for further credit.
This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of soil science. The main learning objectives are to: (1) characterize the basic physical, chemical and biological properties of soils; (2) become familiar with soil formation, classification (based on the Canadian System of Soil Classification), survey and mapping; and (3) become familiar with environmental issues related to soil science.
One two-hour lecture and one two-hour laboratory session most weeks. There will be labs held in the first week of classes.
- Assignments and Lab Quiz 35%
- Midterm examination 30%
- Final examination 35%
The final examination will be scheduled in the formally-scheduled university examination period.
R.R. Weil and Brady, N.C. 2016. The Nature and Properties of Soils. Fifteenth edition, Pearson. Note: previous editions of this text are also acceptable. This book is available on VitalSource.
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