1.   Introduction
Soil formation, mineralogy and basic characteristics.
2.   Natural state of soils
Phase diagram, gradation, plasticity, classification.
3.   Stresses in soils
Geostatic conditions, theory of elasticity, external loads, deformation.
4.   Water in soils
Types of water, effective stresses, geostatic and flow conditions, Darcy law, permeability.
5.   Consolidation
Theory of consolidation, primary and secondary consolidation, total settlement, time-rate of settlement.
6.   Shear strength
Stress-strain relations and shear strength of soils, failure criteria, behavior of saturated soils in drained and undrained conditions.
7.   Compaction
Density-moisture relationship, compaction energy, methods for soil compaction