PLSCS 2600

PLSCS 2600

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

Designed for students interested in a comprehensive introduction to soil science from both an environmental and plant management perspective. Divided into three units: (1) soil information unit introduces students to soil characterization, testing, mapping, classification, GIS, and land evaluation; (2) soil management unit addresses fertility, pest management, water, and microclimate, as well as erosion, conservation, pollution, and soil health; and (3) unit on the role of soils in ecosystems considers topics such as biodiversity, soils as sinks and sources of greenhouse gases, and the impact of soils on land use. Labs are initially field-oriented with an emphasis on learning practical skills needed to evaluate and manage soils. Subsequent labs focus on accessing, interpreting, and applying soil information.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate students; or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)

Outcomes
  • Apply needed tools and skills to better understand the nature of soil and soil management needs.
  • Identify tools to monitor and assess soil properties.
  • Produce good written academic and research projects to effectively demonstrate knowledge and the ability to communicate such knowledge.
  • Develop an understanding of the distribution and diversity of soils.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1035PLSCS 2600  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Enrollment limited to: sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

  •  1036PLSCS 2600  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  1037PLSCS 2600  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  1038PLSCS 2600  LAB 403

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  2410PLSCS 2600  LAB 404

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person