AGRI 205 General Soils*

This is an introductory course encompassing the physical, biological, and chemical properties of soils. Students will learn management practices to help ensure sustainable productivity and stability. Computations will be an important part of this course.

Credits

3 Credits

Corequisite

AGRI 205L

AGRI 205General Soils*

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I. General Information

Department

Agriculture

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Corequisite Narrative

AGRI 205L

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This is an introductory course encompassing the physical, biological, and chemical properties of soils. Students will learn management practices to help ensure sustainable productivity and stability. Computations will be an important part of this course.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Understand and describe physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil.
  • Characterize soil according to texture and be able to describe structural differences in soil.
  • Describe the limitations of soil uses.
  • Understand management techniques to ensure sustainability.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Introduction to Soils Soil Formation Soil Solids Soil Minerals Soil Pores Air-Water Relationships Soil Water Solid-Liquid Interactions Soil Temperature Soil Organisms and Organic Matter Plant Nutrition

VI. Delivery Methodologies