546-0502/01 – Soil Science (PZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorIng. Lenka Urbancová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Konstantin Raclavský, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
RAC34 prof. Ing. Konstantin Raclavský, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Combined Credit and Examination 10+5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course provides basic knowledge on soil science. Soil is explained as a part of ecosystems and as a component of environment. The study is based on the basic course of Geology, Mineralogy and Petrography. It prepares for the further study of soil protection. The main Tthemes are: soil-forming rocks, weathering processes, soil-forming processes, composition of soils, mineral pheses in soils, organic substances in soils, basic soil properties, soil classification.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs
Project work

Summary

The course provides basic knowledge on soil science. Soil is explained as a part of ecosystems and as a component of environment. The study is based on the basic course of Geology, Mineralogy and Petrography. It prepares for the further study of soil protection. The main Tthemes are: soil-forming rocks, weathering processes, soil-forming processes, composition of soils, mineral pheses in soils, organic substances in soils, basic soil properties, soil classification.

Compulsory literature:

Brady, N.C., Weil, R.R. (1966): The nature and properties of soils. Prentice- Hall, Upper Saddle River. 740 pp. Fitzpatrick, E.A. (1980): Soils, their formation, classification and distribution. Longman, London. 354 pp. Fitzpatrick, E.A. (1971): Pedology, A systematic approach to soil science. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. 306 pp. Foth H., Schafer, J. (1980): Soil geography and Land use. J. Wiley and Sons, New York.

Recommended literature:

Tan, K. H. (2005): Soil sampling, preparation, and analysis. 2nd ed.. - Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2005 - 623 s.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Přednášky: Postavení, vývoj a úkoly půdoznalství. Půda, její základní znaky a charakteristiky. Půdotvorné faktory. Minerály půdotvorných hornin. Půdotvorné horniny. Procesy zvětrávání hornin. Půdotvorné procesy. Složení půd. Minerální fáze v půdách. Přírodní organické látky v půdách. Humus, nadložní humusové horizonty. Fyzikální, vlastnosti půd. Chemické vlastnosti půd. Sorpční vlastnosti půd. Půdní voda. Edafon. Půdní horizonty. Principy klasifikace půd. Rozšíření půd v přírodě. Půdní mapy. Cvičení: Horninotvorné minerály. Půdotvorné horniny. Vlastnosti půd určované v terénu. Vzorkování půd. Půdní mapy.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0
                Other task type Other task type 33  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0
                Written examination Written examination 30  0
                Oral Oral examination 37  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2007/2008 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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