Soil and Environmental Mineralogy

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Soil and Environmental Mineralogy

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sustainability

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Mineralogy, Geochemistry (or Aqueous (geo)chemistry)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    An introduction of various soil minerals and their chemical composition, chemical properties, and chemical reactions to understand the environmental processes controlling reactions between soils and metals, metalloids, radionuclides, plant nutrients, and organic chemicals at the soil-water interface to mineralogy.

    Required Textbook:

    • Environmental Soil Chemistry, 2nd ed. by Donald Sparks (main)
    • Soil and Water Chemistry, by Michael E. Essington
    • The Chemistry of Soils, 2nd ed. By Garrison Sposito

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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