Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    May 23, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PLSCS 2600 - Soil Science

(OPHLS-AG) (CU-SBY)     
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Enrollment limited to: sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Co-meets with PLSCS 5600 .

J. Russell-Anelli.

Designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a comprehensive introduction to Soil Science from both an environmental and management perspective as well as graduate students who wish to advanced their understanding of the biogeochemical (biologic, hydrologic and mineral interfaces and linkages underpinning and controlling the soil, plant and atmospheric continuum. This course examines the dynamic relationship of soils with the environment and will place particular focus on both the larger landscape as well as site specific implications of this relationship. The course is flipped with online lectures, in-class homework, projects and activities as well as a weekly laboratory and is presented in three components.

Outcome 1: Describe and explain the distribution and variability of soils and their properties across the landscape.

Outcome 2: Display a knowledge of how these properties are created and how they affect landscape processes (both at a large and small scale).

Outcome 3: Demonstrate a preliminary ability to investigate soil characteristics.

Outcome 4: Exhibit an understanding of how we manage (or not) soils and their properties for multiple objectives.

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