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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Environmental Soil Sciences (Part 1)

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Block 1
Programme level Full Degree Master
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Henrik Breuning-Madsen (3-6a646f426b6970306d7730666d)
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Course number: NIGK14043U

Course content

This competence-line course teaches state-of the art research within the field environmental soil science.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

Soil classification and soil mapping, chemical and physical soil processes.  Field methods for soil description and mapping, sampling strategies and sampling of soil, water and/or air in the field.

Skills:

  • read scientific literature related to the course subjects.
  • apply, evaluate and analyse methods, theories and data related to the course subjects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • give a short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write a short, concise report aimed at colleagues within the business world, public institutions or research institutions.

 

Competences:

Identify and work out proposal for solving complex geographical problems using theory, data and methods. Conduct and carry out large scale field work, soil mapping, data collection and subsequent analyses.

 

Recommended prerequisites

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent.

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Education

MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a Minor Subject
MSc Programme in Agriculture

Studyboard

Study Board of Geosciences and Management

Course type

Single subject courses (day)

Duration

1 block

Schedulegroup

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Teaching and learning methods

The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.

Capacity

25 students (1 class of 25).

Language

English

Workload

Category Hours
Theory exercises 35
Project work 35
Preparation 100
Field Work 36
English 206

Exam

Type of assessment

Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.

Aid

Without aids

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

See learning outcome.

Censorship form

External censorship

Re-exam

Resubmission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

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