Geology and Soil Science

This module will provide theories regarding origin and modification of the earth and its landforms through geological time scale. This will also include academic research and practical uses of geological formation particularly Himalayas and their products in controlling change of climate and evolution and distribution of plant species. As such, this module focuses on geological time scale, geological processes, structure and composition of major rocks, soil formation and minerals. The module will also provide the students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary for the examination and mapping of soils in the field. Plant species evolution, adaptation, diversity and distribution in accordance with rock and soil types under different climatic conditions will be covered to answer questions on interaction between two natural sciences for management and utilization by people.
Course Number: BGES102
Units: 3.0