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Soil Science (SOILS)

SOILS 401 Soil Composition and Physical Properties (3) Advanced study of mineralogical and physical properties of soils which affect soil-plant-water relationships.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101  

SOILS 402 Soil Nutrient Behavior and Management (3) Chemical and biological behavior of soil nutrients; management for plant availability and fate in the environment. Laboratory emphasizes soil testing and soil-plant relationships.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 112, SOILS 101  

SOILS 403 Soil Morphology Practicum (2 per semester/maximum of 4) Students develop field skills to describe soil morphology, classify soils, and make land use interpretations.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101 or equivalent  

SOILS 404 Urban Soils (3) This course introduces the student to natural and human-influenced soils.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101  

SOILS 405 (GEOSC 405) Hydropedology (3) Soil and water interactions across scales, integrated studies of landscape- soil-water relationships, fundamental processes of water flow and chemical transport.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101  

SOILS 412W Soil Ecology (3) Introduction to soil organisms; includes interactions between organisms, their processes, and metabolism with a major focus on microorganisms.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 011, BIOL 127 orBIOL 110  

SOILS 416 Soil Genesis, Classification, and Mapping (4) Lecture and laboratory course on the genesis of soils, their classification, mapping, and interpretation for land use.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101  

SOILS 418 (AGECO 418, AN SC 418) Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems (3) Comprehensive review of nutrient flow in animal agricultural systems, environmental regulations, and environmental stewardship practices.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 419 (GEOSC 418) Soil Environmental Chemistry (3) Introduction to chemical constituents and processes occurring in soils. Topics include mineral weathering, soil solution chemistry and adsorption of solutes.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 112  

SOILS 420 Remediation of Contaminated Soils (3) Basic principles and technical aspects of remediation of contaminated soils.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101  

SOILS 422 Natural Resources Conservation and Community Sustainability (4) Conservation, land-use, and community (soil, water, air, plants, animals, and humans) impacting quality of life and sense of place.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: SOILS 101  

SOILS 450 Environmental Geographic Information Systems (3) Use of geographic information systems (GIS) and digital spatial databases to characterize landscapes for environmental assessment and management.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101  

SOILS 489 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3) Participate with instructors in teaching an undergraduate soil science course; assist with teaching and evaluation and with development of instrucitonal materials.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101 approval of instructor  

SOILS 490 (AGRO 490) Colloquium (1) Continuing written and oral presentations developed by students in consultation with the course instructor.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing  

SOILS 494 Senior Thesis (1-6) Supervised data collection and analysis on a topic of interest to the student culminating in a formal thesis.
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: permission of the course coordinator  

SOILS 494 Undergraduate Research (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: permission of the SOILS program  

SOILS 494H Senior Thesis (1-6) Supervised data collection and analysis on a topic of interest to the student culminating in a formal thesis.
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: permission of the course coordinator  

SOILS 494H Honors Thesis Research (1-6) Independent study directed by a faculty supervisor that culminates in the production of a SOILS honors thesis
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Schreyer Honors College and permission of a SOILS honors adviser  

SOILS 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

SOILS 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 502 Soils Properties and Functions (3) Introduction to soil science for graduate students including fundamentals of and applications to plant production and environmental sustainability.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 507 Soil Physics (3-4) Soil physical properties emphasizing water, heat, gas, and ion movement in unsaturated soils. Laboratory included with 4 credits.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 6 credits each of calculus physics and soils  

SOILS 510 Geographic Information System Applications (3) Soil data bases, image processing, and geographic information systems will be used to model and understand land and water resources.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: GEOG 457  

SOILS 512 Environmental Soil Microbiology (3) Biology and ecology of microorganisms in terrestrial environments; microbiological and molecular analysis methods; microbial processes in carbon and nitrogen cycling.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: two years of chemistry andB M B 401, A B E 308 or equivalent  

SOILS 513 Soil Environmental Chemistry (3) Chemical constituents and processes occurring in soils. Discussion of soil components, reactions at the solid-solution interface, and soil chemical processes.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 450  

SOILS 516 Soil Genesis (1 per semester, maximum of 4) Field trip to study the genesis, classification, and geomorphology of the major soils of the northeastern United States.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 416 or 6 credits in geology or physical geography  

SOILS 519 Nature of Soil Minerals (3) Constituent minerals of soils: modern methods for identification; relations to soil formation and agricultural practices.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 536 (C E 536, GEOSC 536) Topics in Biogeochemistry (2) This seminar addresses chemical interactions between the biosphere and the physical environment over Earth's history and as impacted by humans.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

SOILS 571 Ecosystem Nutrient Cycles (3) Ecological theory and applications related to water, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and cation cycling in managed and unmanaged terrestrial ecosystems.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 590 (FOR 590, W F S 590) Colloquium (1-3 per semester/maximum of 3) Continuing seminars that consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

SOILS 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 600 THESIS RESEARCH (1-15) NO DESCRIPTION.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 601 PH.D. DISSERTATION FULL-TIME (0) NO DESCRIPTION.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 602 SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE IN COLLEGE TEACHING (1-3 PER SEMESTER, MAXIMUM OF 6) GRADUATE STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN PREPARATION, PRESENTATION, AND EVALUATION OF COURSE MATERIALS FOR UNDERGRADUATE FORMAL COURSES.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 610 Thesis Research Off-Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 611 PH.D. DISSERTATION PART-TIME (0) NO DESCRIPTION.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

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