Introduction to Soil Science


Physical, chemical, and biological processes that occur within soil systems. Types of soils and theirl formation. Major components of soil, including soil water, minerals, organic matter, and microorganisms. Soils in wetlands and arid regions. Mapping of soils and their spatial variability. Cycling of nutrients and contaminants in soils. Sustainable use of soils and their role in climate change. Prerequisites: EPS 201, EPS 323 or Chem 106 (or AP Chem score of 4); or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; AR NSM; AS NSM