Course syllabus PUZ - Soil Science (FH - SS 2018/2019)

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Course code: PUZ
Course title in language of instruction: Půdoznalství
Course title in Czech: Soil Science
Course title in English: Soil Science
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1/3 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: Ing. Aleš Kučera, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer)
Ing. Jana Rosíková (instructor)
doc. Ing. Valerie Vranová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
Students of lansdscape architecture and landscape management are tought focusing their active knowledge of interrelationships among soil and ecosystem. Conservation of soil fertility, soil physical/chemical/biochemical conditions, symptoms of plant nutrients deficiency and soil taxonomy are reinforced. The tuition is devided into theroretical and practical parts highligting a role of a man for soil treatment from sustainable management's points of view.
Course contents:
1.Soils, horticultural soils, agricultural soils in Czech republic. (allowance 2/0)
2.Evaluation of site conditions from the soil scientifical viewpoints. (allowance 2/4)
a.Monitoring of basic soil properties.
b.Soil sampling.
c.Descriptions of soil profile.

3.Soil genesis. (allowance 2/0)
a.Soil forming factors.

4.Solid soil particles. Soil solution. Gases in soil.
Soil biota.
(allowance 2/0)
5.Determination in soil laboratories. (allowance 0/8)
6.Soil physics.
Soil textural classes.
Soil structure.
(allowance 2/2)
a.Clayey particles.
b.Soil porosity.
c.Colours of soil horizons.

7.Soil parent materials. (allowance 2/0)
a.Paren rocks.
b.Deposits as a parent materials.

8.Soil water. Water movement in soils. (allowance 2/2)
9.Soil physico-chemical properties.
Soil buffering rate, soil buffering capacity.
Soil pH.
(allowance 2/0)
10.Colloids in soil. (allowance 2/0)
a.Exchanges on colloidal surfaces.
b.Organic and inorganic soil colloids.
c.Plant nourishment and colloids in soil.

11.Soil organic matter and soil biota.
Decomposition of the entering organic compounds.
(allowance 2/0)
a.Conservation of soil fertility from the viewpoint of humic substances.

12.Soil profile and its development.
Soil processes.
(allowance 2/1)
13.Landscape and soil bodies. (allowance 2/0)
a.Plant communities as results of distinctive soil features.

14.Potassium, calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur. (allowance 2/0)
a.Plant uptake of mineral soil nutrients.

15.Horticultural nurceries. Fertilisers and manures. (allowance 2/0)
a.Maintenance of soil productivity.
b.Soil acidity and liming.

16.Soil fertility. Soils exposed to a pollution. Soil acidification. (allowance 2/0)
17.Soil horizons and their formation. (allowance 2/0)
18.Classification systems in soil science. Taxonomical soil classification system (Nemecek et al., 2001). The main world soil taxonomies. (allowance 2/2)
19.The current development in the Czech national soil classification system. (allowance 1/0)
20.Main soil units in Czech republic aimed in horticultural soils, parks and gardens of Czech rep. (allowance 2/0)
21.The categorisation of soil in Czech republic. (allowance 2/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to comment on performance of others and to self-reflect
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-Ability to make decisions
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-Ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-Ability to work in international context
-Ability to work independently
-Basic computing skills
-Capacity to learn
-Communication in second language
-Designing and managing projects
-Ethical commitment
-General knowledge
-Professional knowledge
-Resolve to succeed
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-A site evaluation aimed in theriving trees and shrubs
-The knowledge of applied soil scientific treatments
-The routine laboratory analysis

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice8 h
     laboratory work6 h
     field work4 h
     professional educational excursion24 h
     consultation2 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     elaboration and execution of projects4 h
     writing of seminar paper14 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Before the exam, students will be tested via a written form. The written precondition for being accepted to oral exam has to be fullfiled on 75 %. The oral exam consits of the reflection of theoretical knowledge based on substantial literature, the reflection of the lectures and the reflection of the field excursions held in the course.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQBIČÍK, I. et al.Půda v České republicePrahaPro Ministerstvo životního prostředí a Ministerstvo zemědělství vydal Consult2009978-80-903482-4-0
RQNĚMEČEK, J. et al.Taxonomický klasifikační systém půd České republikyPrahaČeská zemědělská univerzita2011978-80-213-2155-7
RQŠIMEK, M.Základy nauky o půdě.České BudějoviceJihočeská univerzita, Biologická fakulta200580-7040-747-6
REBRADY, N C. -- WEIL, R R.The nature and properties of soilsUpper Saddle River, N.J.Pearson Prentice Hall978-0-13-227938-3
REHandbook of soils for landscape architectsNew YorkOxford University Press20000-19-512102-3
REKUTÍLEK, M.Půda planety ZeměPrahaDokořán2012978-80-7363-212-0
RELIPSKÝ, Z.Sledování změn v kulturní krajině: učební text pro cvičení z předmětu Krajinná ekologieKostelec nad Černými LesyČeská zemědělská univerzita Praha v nakl. Lesnická práce200080-213-0643-2
REŠARAPATKA, B.Pedologie a ochrana půdyOlomoucUniverzita Palackého v Olomouci2014978-80-244-3736-1


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