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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jonathan Brown


Introduction to soils and their management. Topics include soil constituents and characteristics; Australian soil types and their formation; soil description, classification and mapping; physical causes of land degradation; and soil management issues. Practical and field work should enable students to describe and classify soils in the field, and identify the nature and causes of land degradation.


Written (2000 words): 40%
Examinations (2 hours): 50%
Practical work/fieldwork: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Jonathan Brown

Contact hours

4 hours per week (two lectures per week and one 2-hour practical per fortnight, plus one 2-day field trip)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sustainability, environment and society
Geography and environmental science (ARTS)