ENV-3240 Fundamentals of Soil Science

4 credits (with lab)

Prerequisite: CHE-1031. Not open to first-year students.

An introduction to the formative processes of soils, their organic and inorganic constituents, and physical properties. Topics include weathering processes and the role of climate and vegetation in development of soil types. Textural and structural analysis of soils, retention and movement of soil water, and soil management practices are also covered.