Unit

School Of Science

SoilsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300823.2

Discipline: SOIL SCIENCE

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Jason Reynolds


Equivalent Units
300625 - Noise Assessment, 300362 - Environment and Health

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Jason Reynolds  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
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.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Lab Coat, covered foot wear, safety goggles


Courses
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3669.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security)CONTINUING
3726.1Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCONTINUING
3726.2Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCONTINUING
3726.3Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCURRENT
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

M3050.1Environmental ManagementCONTINUING
M4013.1Natural ScienceCONTINUING
M4014.1Social SciencesCONTINUING
M4015.1BusinessCONTINUING
M4016.1Natural ScienceCURRENT
M4017.1Social SciencesCURRENT
M4018.1BusinessCURRENT
MT3017.1EcologyCONTINUING




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