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Unit of Study AGR00214 - Soil Processes (2020)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the main soil forming processes
2 describe the role of organic matter and clay minerals in soil processes and properties
3 discuss the role of the major soil nutrients in plant nutrition and outline the main plant nutrient cycles
4 assess soil structure, texture and consistence in the field sufficient to enable soil classification
5 demonstrate soil surveying technique
6 discuss the use of soil classification systems in general and understand the features of a range of soil classification systems as well as classify soils according to two major Australian soil classification systems
7 describe some important soil chemical and physical processes and properties.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the main soil forming processes
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. describe the role of organic matter and clay minerals in soil processes and properties
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. discuss the role of the major soil nutrients in plant nutrition and outline the main plant nutrient cycles
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. assess soil structure, texture and consistence in the field sufficient to enable soil classification
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate soil surveying technique
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. discuss the use of soil classification systems in general and understand the features of a range of soil classification systems as well as classify soils according to two major Australian soil classification systems
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. describe some important soil chemical and physical processes and properties.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

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