ERIC Number: ED112086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Soils and Foundations: A Syllabus.
Long, Melvin J.
The teaching guide and course outline for a 12-week course in soils and foundations is designed to help student technicians in a two-year associate degree civil engineering technology program to obtain entry level employment as highway engineering aides, soil testing technicians, soil mappers, or construction inspectors. The seven teaching units are: an introduction, field investigation and sampling, characteristics and classification of soils, improvement of soils, foundations, pavements and subgrades, and retaining walls. A topical outline, behavioral objectives for each teaching unit, employment objectives, a time distribution schedule, methodology with reference materials on which the units are based (texts, periodicals, audio-visuals, and equipment), student activities, assignment sheets (lecture and laboratory), and methods of evaluating progress are included. Seven laboratory experiments dealing with equipment and procedure familiarization for soil testing, density of soils--sand cone method, grain-size analysis of soils, moisture-density relations of soils, moisture content of soil, unconfined compressive strength of cohesive soil, and liquid limit of soils are scheduled in relation to the unit content. Standard designation, purpose, objectives, size of laboratory group, equipment, references, and procedures for each are described. Appended are a sample lesson plan, completion test, true-false test, and quiz. (MS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.