Introduction to Soil Science

Introduction to Soil Science
Physical, chemical and microbiological properties of soils that affect plant growth in natural, agricultural, and urban environments.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPWS 283 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Critical Thinking

Enhance critically thinking skills as they apply to soil resource management & conservation

Soil Chemistry, Physics, and Nutrition

Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of soil chemistry, genesis, microbiology, physics, taxonomy, and nutrient and water relations

Soil Resource Management

Create a conceptual framework to help manage soil resources (i.e., animal habitat, plant nutrient fertility, salinity, soil and water quality, and wind and water erosion) in agricultural, urban, and ecological settings

Current and Historical Soil Issues

Understand the historical and current problems, and cultural concerns facing soils as a natural resource essential to human life