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Syllabus 2019-20 - 10412019 - Soil Science (Edafología)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Soil Science
CODE: 10412019 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 2 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: ARANDA SANJUAN, VICTOR
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 240 - EDAFOLOGÍA Y QUÍMICA AGRÍCOLA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - B3-323 E-MAIL: varanda@ujaen.es P: 212773
WEBSITE: http://geologia.ujaen.es/index.html
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

SECTION 1. CONCEPT AND GENERAL ASPECTS

Chapter 1. Introduction. General aspects of Soil Science.

SECTION 2: SOIL COMPONENTS

Chapter 2. Inorganic soil fraction. Chapter 3. Organic fraction of the soil.

SECTION 3: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Chapter 4. Soil Physical Properties I. Chapter 5. Soil Physical Properties II.

SECTION 4: PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SOIL

Chapter 6. Physico-chemical and chemical properties of soil I. Chapter 7. Physico-chemical and chemical properties of soil II.

SECTION 5: GENESIS AND SOIL MORPHOLOGY

Chapter 8. Soil Morphology. Chapter 9. Edaphogenetic Processes. Chapter 10. Factors of soil forming.

SECTION 6: SOIL CLASSIFICATION

Chapter 11. Soil Classification.

SECTION 7: MAPPING, LAND EVALUATION AND SOIL DEGRADATION

Chapter 13. Soil Mapping. Chapter 14. Land Evaluation. Chapter 14. Soil Degradation.

 

We will also have:

 

8 DIRECTED ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

A PRACTICAL PROGRAM (LABORATORY):

PRACTICE 1. Preparation of samples for analysis in the laboratory. Determination of the granulometry of the soil.

PRACTICE 2. Determination of pH and CE25.

PRACTICE 3. Determination of Soil Organic Matter. Determination of Calcium Carbonate Equivalent and Active Limestone.

AND A PRACTICAL PROGRAM (FIELD PRACTICE): A profile description of a natural soil.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Tipo de Docencia

Actividad formativa

Créditos presenciales

TEORÍA

 

3.1

Gran grupo

Clase   magistral

2.8

Tutoría   Grupal

0.2

Exposición   trabajos

0.1

Pequeño   grupo

AAD

1.8

 

Seminario/Taller

1.0

 

Seminario/TICs*

0.2

 

Seminario/Problemas

0.6

PRÁCTICA

 

0.9

Pequeño   grupo

Laboratorio

0.6

Campo

0.3

EXÁMEN

 

0.2

TOTAL   CREDITOS

6.0

 

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

ASPECT: Concepts of the subject to be treated. It means a 70% of the final weight of note, given the importance of their domain. Competencies evaluated: CB-5, CT-2 and CE-33.

ASPECT: Conducting workshops and seminars. The instrument will be a continuous assessment of the development of practices and seminars. It will constitute 20% of the final weight of the note. Competencies evaluated: CE-4, CB-3, CB-4, CB-5, CT-2 and CE-33.

ASPECT: Preparation of written reports on specific topics. Exhibitions and reporting will be the assessment tool. It also constitutes a 10% of the final weight of the note. Competencies evaluated: CB-5, CT-2, CT-3, CE-33, CE-4, CB-3 and CB-4.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • The nature and properties of soils. Edition: 14th ed, Pearson new international ed. Author: Brady, Nyle C. Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Education Limited, cop. 2014  (Library)