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

Soil Science (SOILS)

SOILS 071 (GN;IL) Environmental Sustainability (3) An introduction to environmental science, exploring sustainable human- environment interactions with examples from environmental soil science.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 101 (GN) Introductory Soil Science (3) A study of soil properties and processes and relationships to land use, plant growth, environmental quality, and society.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 102 Introductory Soil Science Laboratory (1) Laboratory exercise and field trips designed to develop student competency in soil description, analysis, and assessment.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101   Concurrent: SOILS 101

SOILS 190 Professional Development in Environmental Soil Science (1) Development of learning goals and an introduction to faculty and alumni contacts, student portfolios, the senior thesis, and internship opportunities.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SOILS 197 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 296 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: Spring 2015
 

SOILS 297 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 397 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 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
 

Last Import from UCM: November 18, 2017 3:00 AM

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