Fundamentals of soil science emphasizing the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils in relation to growth of native and agricultural plants and environmental uses. This course emphasizes soil physical, chemical, and biological properties in relation to plant growth, the environment, and the soil’s place in our daily lives. The course is intended to introduce students to the importance of soils to humans and the environment through study of their morphology, physical and chemical properties, their distribution, and their biological significance.
Credits: 3 Semesters Offered: Spring General Education Requirement Course: P (Physical Sciences)
Prerequisites: None Textbook: Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils by Nyle C. Brady and Ray R. Weil. 3rd Edition.