PWS 282

Soil Science

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Physical, chemical and microbiological properties of soils that affect plant growth in natural, agricultural, and urban environments.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

PWS 283 or concurrent enrollment.

Title

Soil Resource Management

Learning Outcome

Create a conceptual framework to help manage soil resources (i.e., animal habitat, plant nutrient fertility, salinity, soil and water quality, and wind and water erosion) in agricultural, urban, and ecological settings

Title

Current and Historical Soil Issues

Learning Outcome

Understand the historical and current problems, and cultural concerns facing soils as a natural resource essential to human life

Title

Critical Thinking

Learning Outcome

Enhance critically thinking skills as they apply to soil resource management & conservation

Title

Soil Chemistry, Physics, and Nutrition

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of soil chemistry, genesis, microbiology, physics, taxonomy, and nutrient and water relations