Course Description

Course Name

Soil and Environmental Mineralogy

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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 content subject to change