Spring 2012 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
Soils represent a critical component of the world's natural capital and lie at the heart of many environmental issues. In the course we will explore many aspects of soil science, including the formation, description, and systematic classification of soils, the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients through soil systems, and the issues of soil erosion and contamination.
Multiple problem sets will aid in quantitative reasoning
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197] OR E&ES199 OR [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)(E&ES)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(SISP)
Topical papers and "The Nature and Properties of Soils" (Brady & Weil, 2007, 14th edition, Prentice Hall)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two midterm exams, a final exam, an oral presentation, and a term paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Co-registration with E&ES307 (Soils Laboratory)