Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. EXTN20 overlap following cours/es: BIO642, BIO645, TEK085, BIO642, BIO645 och TEK085. Optional for: W4ne. Course coordinator: Håkan Wallander,, Inst för biologisk grundutbildning. Prerequisites: The following is required for admission to the course: 90 ECTS credits Science studies including a course corresponding to BIO580 Basic Ecology 15 ECTS credits. Assessment: Assessment takes the form of written tests at the end of the course and oral tests during the course. Students who fail the ordinary tests will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test. In order to pass the course the student is required to have passed the test as well as to have acceptable practical reports, hand-in exercises, project reports and to have participated in all compulsory course elements. The final grade for the course is determined by the aggregated results of the different parts of the examination. Further information: Teaching consists of lectures, practicals, field exercises, seminars and project work. The course elements are compulsory. Home page:

The overall aim of the course is to give the students a deepened understanding of the soil, the fundamental chemical and microbiological processes in the soil as well as the ecological interactions in the soil.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must


According to a list determined by the department, available at least five weeks before the start of the course, see the web-page for Undergraduate Studies in Biology.