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ESCI 214 Principles of Soil Science

4 s.h.

Introduction to the principles of soil science to gain an understanding of soils as natural resources and integral components of the terrestrial environment. Focus on fundamental physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and processes governing formation, development and differentiation. Lecture and lab weekly. Labs will focus on practical experiences in soil classification and analyses. A 2-day weekend field trip is mandatory. Offered irregularly.

Cross-Listed as ENVS 214.

Prerequisite: ENVS 101 or 3sh. of 100 level GEOL.

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