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ENSC 348 - Soil Science

4 Credit(s)
This course introduces students to soils and their properties as components of landscapes and ecosystems. Students study the interaction of the basic soil-formation parameters: geologic materials, climate, biological components, land surface, and time. Lectures, labs, and research activities focus on soil-forming processes, soil morphology, soil classifications, soil engineering properties, natural soil landscapes, and soil nutrient cycling. A large part of the class involves field examination, description, and classification of soils and their landscapes. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the material in exams, research reports, lab and field activities, and a major field project applying soils knowledge to a problem in environmental sciences. $100 Course Fee.

Prerequisite(s):  ( CHMY 121  or CHMY 141 ) and (ENSC 255 ; or  ENSC 269 ; or GEO 226 ; or  NRSM 213 ; or  PHSX 220 ) and (ENST 274 ; or  GEO 210 ; or  GEO 230 ; or  ENSC 394  )
(spring/odd-numbered years)



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