Soils Conservation and Resources

Soils Conservation and Resources
Taxonomy of world soils; conservation and management of agricultural, wildland, wetland, and urban soils.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPWS 282 & CHEM 105; or PWS 282 & CHEM 101; PWS 100 or equivalent; Math 110 or equivalent.
 RecommendedGeol 111.
 ProgramsContaining PWS 303
Course Outcomes

Soil Physical Properties

Understand soil physics, chemistry, taxonomy, and water movement to maintain natural resources.


Apply soil conservation practices and principles to regions sensitive to soil degradation.

Soil Taxonomy and Classification

Understand the history, development, and terminology associated with USDA Soil Taxonomy and be familiar with other soil taxonomic systems. Recognize soil orders and suborders from the physical and chemical characteristics of the soil