Aug 10, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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ESC 4680 - Introduction to Soil Resources


(4) Credit Hours

Introduction  to the study of soils and exploration of fundamental principles of origin, nature and constitution of soils. The geological origin of soils and factors of soil formation. Study of soil’s physical, chemical and biological properties in determining the suitability of land for various uses. The environmental impact of agricultural and non-agricultural soil and land use. Soil erosion and conservation. The conquest of land through 7000 years and the impact human actions. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Spring semester. Prerequisites: ESC 1510 with a minimum grade of C, or department head approval. Corequisites: ESC 4680L or department head approval. May be registered as BIOL 4680.  Credit not allowed in both ESC 4680 and BIOL 4680. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 



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