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Field based course that takes you across northeast Scotland exploring an ancient tropical rainforest, hill farming in action, survey techniques and soil formation.
A long tradition of soil science teaching at the University of Aberdeen assembled into lectures and field trips delivered by senior academics.Your assessments are geared towards developing practical skills. This includes a field log book to teach survey techniques, a presentation on a particular soil that requires research akin to detective work and a quiz on soil classification. An exam will also assessed.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course runs in weeks 7-11, and is scheduled in Thread 1, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times: Mondays, 9-13; Thursday, all day; Friday, 9-13. If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 11-13.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%) and in-course assessment (50%). In course assessment is made up of two parts, a soil description (25%) and a field notebook (25%). Resit: 1 two-hour examination.
A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during discussions, field trips, practicals and presentations.