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GEOL 4330  SOIL GENESIS, MORPHOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATION (4 credits)

This course is designed to familiarize students with basic soil chemical, physical and biological properties, soil morphological characteristics, soil classification and soil forming processes. The course focuses on relationships between soils and environmental factors and how such factors alter soil forming processes. The lab will focus on developing basic field skills, including soil morphological descriptions and soil mapping, as well as common laboratory methods used to analyze soils. (Cross-listed with GEOG 4330, GEOG 8336)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): GEOG 1030, GEOG 1050, GEOL 1010, GEOL 1170 or instructor permission.