Biology (BIOL) - Introductory Soil Science

GEOG 3397  Introductory Soil Science


GEOG 1017 or permission of the instructor.


BIOL 3397 and GEOL 3397


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 may be credited towards Science.  This course is also offered as BIOL 3397.

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