Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Introductory Soil Science
BIOL 3397 Introductory Soil Science
Prerequisites:CHEM 1006 and CHEM 1007 or GEOG 1017 or permission of the instructor
Antirequisites:GEOG 3397 and GEOL 3397
Hours:Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory work per week for one term.
Lectures deal with the study of soil as an integral part of our physical environment. Soil profile characteristics are studied in the context of soil-forming factors, pedogenic processes, and soil classification systems. Laboratory sessions include analysis of typical soil profiles in the field and methods of physical, chemical, and biological analysis of soil samples in the wet lab. This course is also offered as GEOG 3397.