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ETS 368. Introduction to Soil Science

Credits: 3
Department: Environmental & Technological Studies
Description: Soil formation and classification. Relationship between physical, chemical and biological characteristics and processes of soil with the environment.
Prerequisites: CHEM 140, CHEM 160, ETS 262
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify soils using pedogenesis, soil morphology and soil classification systems.
2. Integrate soil classification and mapping skills with soil conservation and soil management practices.
3. Analyze biological, physical and chemical characteristics of soil.
4. Examine relationships between soil, water, and nutrients in fertility management, agricultural production and waste management.

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