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Basic Soil Science

Course Number: AGPR 201
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 60

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Provides an understanding of soil structure and composition as related to temperature, water, and other environmental controls. Emphasizes studying soils from a land use and management perspective. Lab work required.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Knowledge of the components of soil systems and their relationship to each other.
B. Ability to recognize the structure of rocks and minerals and knowledge of their relationship to soil formation and use.
C. Knowledge of the role of organic matter in soils.
D. Ability to classify soils texturally using a textural triangle and knowledge of soil porosity and bulk density.
E. Knowledge of water relationships in soil.
F. Knowledge of soil temperature changes at different depths throughout the seasons.
G. Knowledge of common gases in the soil and their diffusion patterns.
H. Ability to describe base-saturation, base-cycling, and how they can be altered through management.
I. Knowledge of principle cations present in the soil.
J. Knowledge of the multi-segmented process of soil formation and development.
K. Ability to utilize the taxonomic system for soil classification and knowledge of the distribution of soil orders in the U.S.
L. Ability to read a soil survey map and recognize capability classes for land and with that information identify the best management practices for soil and water conservation.
M. Ability to determine slope of land with Abney Level.
N. Ability to determine soil texture by feel.
O. Ability to identify and determine depth of horizons in soil profile.
P. Ability to determine erosion potential of soil at land evaluation site.
Q. Ability to place land into appropriate capability class.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
AGPR 201
Winter 2014
0069
Matthew Williams
AGPR 201
Winter 2013
5060
Matthew Williams
AGPR 201
Winter 2013
0069
Matthew Williams
AGPR 201
Fall 2012
5060
Matthew Williams
AGPR 201
Fall 2012
0080
Matthew Williams
AGPR 201
Spring 2011
5060
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Winter 2011
9687
Ronald Walser
AGPR 201
Winter 2011
5060
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2010
5060
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2010
0035
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2010
0034
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2009
5060
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2009
0035
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2009
0034
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Spring 2009
5060
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Winter 2009
5060
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2008
5060
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2008
0035
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2008
0034
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2004
5080
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2004
0035
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2004
0034
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2003
5080
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2003
0035
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2003
0034
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 201
Fall 2002
0042
Jerry Kjack

AGPR 201
Fall 2002
0034
Jerry Kjack



Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
X
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)