Module Identifier GG32110  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Peter Abrahams  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite GG10410  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours 10 x 2 hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Resit has same format. 2-hour written exam. Answer 2 questions from 4 in two hours.   100%  

Module Outline (Lecture Themes)

The module will primarily concern itself with the U.K. environment, although to further student knowledge examples elsewhere will be considered whenever appropriate. Certain aspects of soil chemistry and geology will need to be considered, although these will be given minimal treatment wherever possible. The themes covered in this module will be taken from the following list:

Module Aims

(1) To give students core knowledge regarding some of the more important aspects of the processes operative within soils. (2) To enable students to appreciate the importance of soils, and their vulnerability to degradation.


On completing this module, students should (1) have an understanding of some of the important soil processes which influence soil profile development and characteristics; (2) have gained knowledge about certain environmental issues which centre around soils and their utilisation.

Learning outcomes


On completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of:-

Reading Lists

Brady, N.C.. The Nature and Properties of Soils. Macmillan