SOIL&WAT 4020AWT - Advanced Soil Science (Hons) Pt 1
Waite Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code SOIL&WAT 4020AWT Course Advanced Soil Science (Hons) Pt 1 Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Waite Campus Contact Mixed mode - flexible and/or intensive Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Incompatible SOIL&WAT 4001AWT/BWT Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program Course Description This modular course covers a range of advanced topics in Soil Science, the methods of presentation and assessment of which vary according to module.
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Course Learning Outcomes
1 Analyse and critically evaluate scientific literature in a particular area of research related to Soil Science. 2 Synthesise knowledge and ideas into a written argument. 3 Communicate scientific information clearly and concisely in written English.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-2 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1-3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-3 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1-3 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe Honours Advanced Soil Science Course enables students to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of a chosen area of scientific research, through either coursework or specialised written essay.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend approximately 12 to 24 hours on their studies. This includes time spent in lectures and/or time spent reading scientific literature and writing.
Learning Activities SummaryThis course will enable students to develop their knowledge and appreciation of a chosen area of scientific research, through either coursework or specialised written essay.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task of assessment Percentage of total assessment for grading purposes Hurlde (Yes/No) Learning Outcome Essay Summative
Students will prepare a 4500 word essay on a topic of their choice (that is not directly related to their research project). The essay should provide evidence of critical thought and argument. Communication skills and the ability to analyse and critically evaluate knowledge and ideas will be assessed.
SubmissionIf an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment for each calendar day that the assignment is late (i.e. weekends count as 2 days), up to a maximum of 50% of the available marks will be applied. This means that an assignment that is 5 days late or more without an approved extension can only receive a maximum of 50% of the marks available for that assignment.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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