Applied Soil Physics

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

This course will intro­duce stu­dents to the basic con­cepts of applied soil physics, with an empha­sis on the quan­ti­ta­tive aspects. Basic phys­i­cal aspects of both the sol­id and liq­uid phas­es of soils as well as how water is held by soils and how it moves through soils, will be cov­ered. The course will exam­ine the link between the soil water régime and process­es with­in the hydro­log­ic cycle, with empha­sis on infil­tra­tion and the soil phys­i­cal prop­er­ties affect­ing this key hydro­log­ic process. Soil man­age­ment chal­lenges that involve soil physics and how to manip­u­late soils to enhance their phys­i­cal prop­er­ties will also be examined.

Course at a glance
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand soil physical parameters.
  • Identify how soils hold water and how water moves in soils.
  • Complete calculations for soil physical properties and water balances.
  • Understand how soil physical properties can be manipulated for soil enhancement or for dealing with soil management challenges.
Take note:

  • Required textbook: Hillel, Daniel (1998) Environmental Soil Physics, Academic Press, ISBN 0123485258.
  • Additional learning resources are available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Bring your own device for access to course resources; students also must bring calculators and blank, non-lined paper to every class.
  • Assessment includes a final exam to be completed in-class.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Weekends (Tue, Thu, Sat)
Jan 19, 2021Feb 23, 2021
Monday

Tuesday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday

Thursday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Feb 20
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 19, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Email

erm@ualberta.ca

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New course schedules are released each June and October.

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  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


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