Understanding geologic landscapes and surficial processes requires a multidisciplinary understanding of soils. This course will examine soils with a focus on soil-forming processes and morphology. In the classroom, students will learn the terminology and concepts of soil genesis, soil taxonomy, and soil morphology. These concepts will then be applied in the field so that students can learn to identify and interpret horizonation and morphological characteristics.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies Natural Science distribution requirement.
Satisfies depth or breadth course requirement in the Natural Science Track of the Environmental Studies major or interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies Archaeology interdisciplinary minor requirements.
ENV 120 or ENV 201 or instructor permission.