Course code:



M - Intermediate

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Soils are one of the most important natural resources that affect the sustainability of agricultural, recreational, forest, and disturbed soil (mining, urban) systems.

This course seeks to introduce students to basics of soils science and contemporary issues in soils science and management. The primary themes running through this course are how soil properties influence and are influenced by human activities. Classes will cover the basic physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils and the processes which create, maintain and transform them.

Evaluation of students will be based on quizzes, problem sets and a final presentation.



At least one college level chemistry and one college level biology class.

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.