Course Code: EVSP311 Course ID: 3688 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
A fundamental study of soil properties and reactions critical to the evaluation of how contaminants, as well as essential nutrients, behave in the soil environment. Interactions of potential pollutants with soils and the aquatic and atmospheric environments are emphasized. Methods of soil management or remediation to minimize pollution are presented. (Prerequisites: CHEM133 or SCIN131 and SCIN138)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
LO-1 Define the basic chemical and physical changes which transform rock into soil.
LO-2 Summarize the different soil orders and their characteristics.
LO-3 Demonstrate how and why the physical properties of soil impact certain human activities.
LO-4 Explain how chemicals and nutrients are stored and released from the soil.
LO-5 Utilize soil surveys to analyze how soil properties have changed over time.
LO-6 Distinguish the major categories of soil pollutants and how remediation for these pollutants occurs.
LO-7 Identify how erosion affects the soil and how it can be prevented.
LO-8 Apply your knowledge to assess a current topic in soil science.
|Forum 1||3.00 %|
|Forum 2||3.00 %|
|Forum 3||3.00 %|
|Forum 4||3.00 %|
|Forum 5||3.00 %|
|Forum 6||3.00 %|
|Forum 7||3.00 %|
|Forum 8||3.00 %|
|Quiz 1 (Wk2)||11.00 %|
|Quiz 2 (Wk3)||11.00 %|
|Quiz 3 (Wk4)||11.00 %|
|Quiz 4 (Wk5)||11.00 %|
|Quiz 5 (Wk6)||11.00 %|
|Final Project||21.00 %|
|Final Project||21.00 %|
See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes
Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:
- Environmental Science: https://www.apus.edu/apus-library/online-research/research/research-guides/guides-by-program.html
- Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost (check out the Resource Center in the classroom or find it in the Library)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.