Physical, chemical, and biological processes that occur within soil systems. Types of soils and their formation. Major components of soil, including soil water, minerals, organic matter, and organisms. Soils in wetlands and arid regions. Mapping of soils and their spatial variability. Cycling of nutrients and contaminants in soils. Sustainable use of soils and their role in climate change. Prerequisites: EPS 201 or 202, EPS 323 or Chem 106 (or AP Chem score of 4); or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: AS NSM