Applied Soil Chemistry

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

This course will intro­duce stu­dents to the soil prin­ci­pal reac­tive chem­i­cal con­stituents and their process­es. Top­ics will include an intro­duc­tion to the soil sol­id and liq­uid com­po­nents (chem­i­cal com­po­si­tion, min­er­al­o­gy, organ­ic mat­ter and soil solu­tion); and descrip­tion of impor­tant soil chem­i­cal process­es and their rel­e­vance to envi­ron­men­tal and agri­cul­tur­al appli­ca­tions (min­er­al sta­bil­i­ty and weath­er­ing, oxi­da­tion-reduc­tion, sur­face adsorp­tion and exchange, col­loidal behav­iour and soil acid­i­ty and salinity).

Course at a glance
What you will learn

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

  • Identify the basic chemical properties of the solid and liquid phases of soils.
  • Understand how nutrients, metals, and contaminants are held and released by soil organic and inorganic surfaces.
  • Identify the link between the soil surface chemical properties and soil solution, with emphasis on dissolution/precipitation, exchange, and adsorption processes.
  • Understand some of the soil management challenges that involve soil chemistry, such as salinity, acidity, and contaminants.
  • Demonstrate how you can manipulate the soil to enhance its chemical properties or to mitigate potential challenges.
  • Understand soil chemical parameters.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how soils hold and release nutrients, metals, and contaminants.
  • Perform calculations related to soil chemical properties.
  • Understand how soil chemical properties can be manipulated for soil enhancement and/or for dealing with soil environmental and management challenges.
Take note:

Take note:

  • Required textbook: Strawn, Daniel G., Bohn, Hinrich, L., and O’Connor, George A. (2020). Soil Chemistry, Fifth Edition, John Wiley and Sons Ltd. 2020, ISBN: e-text 9781119515258 or print 9781119515180.
  • Bring your own device for activities in class; MS Excel must be installed and accessible.
  • Pre- or post-course work may be required; advanced registration is recommended.
  • Assessment includes assignments and readings to be completed outside of class times.
  • While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior knowledge of soil science and chemistry, including mathematical applications, is recommended for student success.
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:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Salim Abboud

Your Instructor

Salim Abboud

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

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Weekday daytimes (Tue, Thu, Fri)
Nov 3, 2020Nov 13, 2020
Nov 3Nov 5
Monday

Tuesday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday

Thursday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Nov 10Nov 13
Monday

Tuesday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday

Thursday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday

Sunday

Textbook

Required

Strawn, Bohn, O'Connor

Soil Chemistry

5th editionISBN 9781119515180

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
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until November 3, 2020. 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.

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New course schedules are released each June and October.

  • 1 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.