GEOG 477-Pedology


This course will deal with the origin of rocks and minerals, their classification and composition, weathering of rocks and minerals – soil formation, factors affecting soil formation, soil profile and horizon differentiation--as well as concepts of soil as a natural resource and a medium for plant growth and soil classification – brief studies of the U.S. soil Taxonomy, UNESCO/FAO soil map of Africa and CF Charter’s classification of the soils of Ghana. The outline will include the soil and the soil profile, composition of soils, factors of soil formation, physical and chemical properties of soils, the nature and properties of mineral clays, soil water and soil air, soil survey and classification