AE 2004 - Soils

An introductory course in soils. This course deals with the concepts and terminology to understand soil development, soil formation and composition, the physical, chemical and biological properties and processes in soils. Soil classification, soil conservation and nutrient systems are also introduced. Chemical and physical properties as they relate to
environmental concerns are reviewed. Laboratory demonstrations and exercises parallel selected portions of the lecture material.

Prerequisite: General Chemistry or Permission of Instructor.

2 hours Lecture and 3 hours Laboratory — 3 credits.