Definition of soil science. Sub-disciplines of Soil Science. Distinguish between earth, land and soil. Study the Earth materials, its internal and external processes. Components of land and importance of land to humanity and environment. There will be a brief introduction to classification and recognition of minerals and rocks in hand specimen. Soil formation processes.
To enable students appreciate the function of soil to man and environment
To enable students acquire knowledge in the basics of Soil Science for use in the subsequent courses