SOIL 2110. Introduction to Soil Science

3 Credits (3)

An overview of fundamental concepts in soil science and soils as a natural resource. Students will be introduced to the physical, chemical, and biological properties as it relates to soil management in environmental science, conservation, and agronomy. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite: (CHEM 1120G and MATH 1215 or higher) or CHEM 1215G.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand and use the technical terminology associated with the use and management of soils.
  2. Understand the classification of soils and the processes leading to their formation.
  3. Identify key physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils.
  4. Explain the impact of land use and management decisions as it relates to soil degradation and environmental problems.

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SOIL 2110L. Introduction to Soil Science Laboratory

1 Credit (1)

Morphological, chemical, physical and biological properties of soil in the laboratory and field.

Corequisite(s): SOIL 2110.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Learn techniques for sampling and characterizing soils in the region.
  2. Understand how soils are formed and the processes that occur within the soil profile.
  3. Gain fundamental knowledge on soil physical, chemical, and biological properties and how each can influence the overall function of a particular soil.
  4. Develop critical thinking and analytical skills within laboratory and field settings.
  5. Encourage collaboration, inclusiveness and critical thinking.

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SOIL 2996. Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 4 credits per semester. No more than 9 credits toward a degree. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Varies

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