University College Dublin
Area of Study
Agriculture, Environmental Science, Horticulture
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis module gives a rapid introduction to soils. This is delivered in lectures supported by a series of online materials, with supportive quizzes & multiple-coice assessments. Lectures discuss soils in management, environmental and policy concepts, through physical, chemical & biological processes, to contribution of soils knowledge to key environmental understandings, including brownfield assessment, anthropogenic soils, and the role of soils in global climate processes.
Assessment by essay supports the student in competently sourcing textbook material on an unknown topic, and integrating that knowledge into a broader context of their own choosing.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.