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Faculty of Land and Food Systems

SOIL: Soil Science

Admission to undergraduate courses numbered 300 or higher requires previous credit for SOIL 200 or consent of instructor.


SOIL 500 (3) Graduate Seminar
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 501 (3) Advanced Soil Processes
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Equivalency: LWS 501.
SOIL 502 (3) Advanced Sustainable Soil Management
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 503 (3) Advanced Soil Sampling, Analyses and Data Interpretation
Field and laboratory analytical techniques in the chemical, biological and physical assessment of soils. Credit will be granted for only one of SOIL 503 or APBI 403. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 510 (3) Land and Water Seminar
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 512 (3/6) c Advanced Soil Biology
Current research in root-soil interfaces. Offered in alternate years. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: SOIL 321. Permission of the instructor is also acceptable.
SOIL 513 (3/6) c Advanced Soil Physics
Infiltration and evaporation of water, flow and storage of heat and chemicals in soil, and interactions with the atmosphere. Emphasis on mathematical formulation of problems and solutions using analytical and numerical methods. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: All of SOIL 313, SOIL 314.
SOIL 514 (3/6) c Biometeorology
Energy and mass exchange in the biosphere with emphasis on the interfaces between the atmosphere and soils, plants and animals. Offered in alternate years. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 515 (3) Integrated Watershed Management
Methods of watershed evaluation, land-water interactions, key aspects of hydrology, water quality and aquatic biota, land use impacts on water resources, community involvement, and integration of multiple land use activities and their cumulative impacts. Credit will be granted for only one of SOIL 515 or RMES 515. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 516 (3) Urban Watershed Management
Urban land use impacts on water resources with a focus on impervious surfaces, storm-water management, non-point sources of pollution, cumulative effects, water quality, rehabilitation of urban streams, and application of best management practices. Prior completion of RMES 515 strongly recommended. Credit will be granted for only one of SOIL 516 or RMES 516. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 517 (3) Land and Resource Evaluation
Concepts and methods for multi-purpose land evaluations and assessing resource development options; monitoring and modelling environmental systems using GIS techniques. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 518 (3) Water in International Development
Key water issues associated with international development: global water demand, scarcity, efficiency of use, water as a commodity, biophysical and policy aspects of water management, water and health, land use impact, water harvesting, improved irrigation, and pollution prevention. Credit will be granted for only one of SOIL 518 or RMES 518. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 520 (3) Agricultural Watershed Management
Intensive and extensive agriculture with a focus on water needs, water use, and impacts on water resources. Non-point sources of pollution, nutrient modeling, soil and land degradation, protection, and rehabilitation of watersheds including buffer zones, wetlands, and best management practices. Credit will be granted for only one of SOIL 520 or RMES 517. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: RMES 517.
SOIL 524 (2) Instrumentation for Biometeorology
The theory, design and evaluation of instrumentation for biometeorological research. Consent of instructor. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor is required.
SOIL 530 (2-6) c Directed Studies
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 548 (6) Major Project
Professional paper on topics focusing on emerging issues in water and land resources. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 549 (12) Master's Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 550 (3) Professional Communications Strategies
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SOIL 649 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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