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Area/Catalogue
EART 1011

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101121

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To develop an appreciation and understanding of the importance of soil as a resource and as part of the ecosystem by considering its constitution, properties and classification.

Course content

Soil and soil forming processes. Weathering and regolith processes. Components of soils and soil properties, soil types. Soil Chemistry. Soil classification. The Australian soil classification system. Evolution of Australian soil. Characteristic Australian soil landscapes. Soil as a resource, processes of soil degradation, remediation and sustainable management.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 11 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 6 hours x 1 week

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Quiz N/A 10% 50 minutes
Research assignment 2000 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment 500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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