NIGK14043U Environmental Soil Sciences (Part 1)

Volume 2015/2016
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Agriculture

This competence-line course teaches state-of the art research within the field environmental soil science.

Learning Outcome


Soil classification and soil mapping, chemical and physical soil processes.  Field methods for soil description and mapping, sampling strategies and sampling of soil, water and/or air in the field.


  • read scientific literature related to the course subjects.
  • apply, evaluate and analyse methods, theories and data related to the course subjects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • give a short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write a short, concise report aimed at colleagues within the business world, public institutions or research institutions.



Identify and work out proposal for solving complex geographical problems using theory, data and methods. Conduct and carry out large scale field work, soil mapping, data collection and subsequent analyses.


BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent.
The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Field Work
  • 36
  • Preparation
  • 100
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
A written assignment is handed in prior to an oral exam, 20 minuttes.
Criteria for exam assesment

See learning outcome.