Soils & the Environment
An introduction to the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. Application to environmental and land-use impacts.
Two lectures, one lab (three hours); one term Prerequisite(s): One of ENVIR SC 1A03, 1B03, 1G03, ISCI 1A24 Cross-List(s): ENVIR SC 2B03, EARTH SC 2B03
Time/Term Offered:Term One Fall 2013-14
Instructor:Dr. James E. Smith
Room: General Science Building Rm. 310
Tel:(905) 525.9140 x24534
Required Text Books/Course materials:
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or by other fraudulent means and can result in serious consequences,
e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation
on the transcript (notation reads: “Grade of F assigned for
academic dishonesty”), and/or suspension or expulsion from the
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Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s
own or for which other credit has been obtained.
Improper collaboration in group work.
Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.
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dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at http://www.mcmaster.ca/policy/Students-AcademicStudies/AcademicIntegrity.pdf
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