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Undergraduate Degree Programs

These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Agricultural Systems Management (A S M)

A S M 217 Landscape Soil and Water Management (3) Landscape soil and water management and practices including irrigation, hydrology, erosion, open channel, drainage, and impoundments.

A S M 217 Landscape Soil and Water Management (3)

A S M 217 is a service course developed entirely to meet the needs of the Landscape Contractors and Landscape Architecture programs. This course is also elected by a few students in Turf and Soil Science and Horticulture. The first six weeks of this course are devoted to the design, layout and management of landscape irrigation systems. Proper selection of sprinklers, irrigation system management and scheduling, control systems and pressure considerations are covered at a level appropriate for the Landscape Contractors and Landscape Architecture juniors and seniors. The second portion of the course focuses on understanding the rainfall-runoff relationships and their influence on soil erosion and sedimentation on landscape sites, especially during construction activities. Students learn how to develop erosion and sedimentation control plans including channels, sedimentation basins and sediment traps. Students also learn to predict soil erosion and understand the impacts of adding wet (continuously water-filled) basins to landscapes.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2001

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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