2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jul 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NRES 322 - Soils


Credits: 3
Description
The physical, chemical and the biological properties of soils, soil genesis and classification, and plant-soil-water relations.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Show the factors affecting soil formation and describe the processes involved.
  2. Describe soil horizons in a soil pit or photograph and profile soils in terms of soil color, texture, and quantity of organic matter.
  3. Interpret soil regions and identify them on a map.
  4. Describe soil texture, structure, and types according to textural characteristics.
  5. Demonstrate a “soil triangle” to determine soil class.
  6. Interpret soil structure according to aggregate characteristics (i.e. granular, blocky, columnar, platy, massive).
  7. Categorize soil, water, and air/aeration and how they are related.

Prerequisite: CHEM 122  and GEOL 101  both with a grade of C or higher



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