Soil Science

Spring 2021
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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Using the textbook The Nature and Properties of Soils (15 th edition by Weil and Brady), this upper division science course introduces the biological, physical, and chemical properties and processes of soils that intersect with climate change, nutrient cycling, and the sustainable use and management of soils in agriculture, forestry, and urban settings. Building on these fundamentals, students will learn how to use online soil surveys and soil test data to assess soil quality and develop a soil management framework for a site they choose. This course will be taught entirely online, yet includes a series of hands-on activities that students will perform independently and then share results. Prerequisites for successful participation are a working understanding of college-level introductory biology and chemistry concepts, plus the ability to read 100 pages per week from the soils textbook.

Registration

Prerequisites

two quarters of college-level biology and college-level chemistry

Spring 2021 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(4): 30175

Academic details

Preparatory For

Environmental Studies, Forestry, Agriculture, Soil Science, Geology, Ecology

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Online Learning
Complete Online Learning - This offering delivers all of its instruction online.
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Upper Division Science Credit

4 credits of upper division soil science credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. 

Schedule

In Person or Remote
Remote
Time Offered
Day
Schedule Evergreen link
see Schedule Evergreen for detailed schedule

First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia