Understanding geologic landscapes and surficial processes requires a multidisiplinary 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.
Satisfies a major requirement in Environmental Studies.
Satisfies Environmental Studies and Archaeology concentration requirements.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies Natural Science distribution requirement.