PWS 303

Soils Conservation and Resources

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Taxonomy of world soils; conservation and management of agricultural, wildland, wetland, and urban soils.

When Taught

Fall.

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

PWS 100 or equivalent; Math 110 or equivalent

Recommended

Geol 111

Title

Soil Physical Properties

Learning Outcome

Understand soil physics, chemistry, taxonomy, and water movement to maintain natural resources.

Title

Soil Taxonomy and Classification

Learning Outcome

Understand the history, development, and terminology associated with USDA Soil Taxonomy and be familiar with other soil taxonomic systems. Recognize soil orders and suborders from the physical and chemical characteristics of the soil

Title

Conservation

Learning Outcome

Apply soil conservation practices and principles to regions sensitive to soil degradation.