Schedule for Soil 1125 & 5125

Fall Semester 2012

Class Schedule

Date Week/Day Lecture Title (P. P. Outline) Exams Web Lab Unit Lab Inv. & Soil of the Week Suggested Read. Assig in Brady&Weil.
9/05 W Intro A Intro to Soil Science Intro B-What is Soil? Intro to the Web Units. No Lab Inv.Clarion 1-25
9/10 MW 1a) Soil from Rocks - 1b) Soil as a Resc. Team Exam Intro Web 1- The Materials for Making Soil LI 1=Rocks & Weathering---Lester 25-31
9/17* MW 2a) Soil Texture-2b) Soil Texture Webexam 1& Team Exam 1 Web 2. Soil Texture LI 2=Soil Texture-- Fargo 95-101
9/24 MW 3a) Soil Horizons--3b Writing profile descriptions Webexam 2& Team Exam 2 Web 3. Soil Horizons LI 3=Soil Structure, Color & Horizons--
Zimmerman
94-95,102-103
10/01 MW 4a) Soil Forming Factors - PM 4b) Soil F.F. -Biotic- Topography - Time Webexam 3& Team Exam 3 Web 4. Soil Forming Factors LI 4=Soil Forming Factors --Nashwauk 25-57
10/08 MW 5a )Soil Taxonomy -5b)Soils of Minnesota Webexam 4& Team Exam 4 Web 5. Classifying Soils Using Soil Taxonomy LI 5=Soil Classification-- Port Byron 58-93
10/15 MW 6a) Soil Weight & Tillage 6b) Constructed Wetlands Team Exam 5 & Webexam 5 Web 6. Soil Bulk Density LI 6=B.D. & Porosity--Webster 95-102,104-132
10/22 MW 7a) Soil Water-7b Water Movement Team Exam 6 & Webexam 6 Web 7. Soil Water LI 7=Soil Water-- Rifle 135-199
10/29 MW Midterm Exam- M* 8) Soil Survey & 8b Land Use Project Assignment Team Exam 7 & Webexam 7 Web 8. Soil Survey LI 8=Soil Survey--
& Land Use Project Assignment Assigned.
Midterm covers Weeks 1-6
92-93
11/05 MW 9a) Carbon Cycle -9b) Nitrogen Cycle Team Exam 8 Webexam 8 Web 9. Soil Organisms & Nitrogen Cycle LI 9=Biological Processes--Barnes 316-351,388-389
11/12 MW 10a) Organic Matter-10b) The Challenge of Ephosus & Soil Erosion Team Exam 9 & Webexam 9 Web 10. Soil Organic Matter, Peatlands & Erosion LI 10=Soil Erosion --Ahmeek Clinometer Instructions & Eros. Beaker Explanation. --353-385,517-556
11/19 MW 11) Clay Minerals

Team Exam 10 &Webexam 10
Web 11. Clay Minerals LI 11=Clays & Mgmt
236-249
11/26 MW 12a Soil Chemistry- 12b Cation Exchange Team Exam 11 (take home=Team Exam 11 & Webexam 11

Web 12. Soil pH & CEC LI 12=Soil Chemical Properties
249-265,267-315
12/03 MW 13a) Fertility N, P, & K13b) Fertility and Nutrient Uptake Team Exam 12Webexam 12 Web 13. Fertilizers & Soil Fertility LI 13=Fertility Management 387-514
Land Use Project DUE on 12/07 before 4:00pm to 243a Borlaug
12/10 M Team Exam 13 -6:20 to 7:00 in 243a and Final Exam 7-9 pm.in 365 BH  Team Exam 13Webexam 13 FINAL EXAM Final Exam covers Units 7-13
      365 BH    

* Dr. Cooper will be traveling this week with the soil judging team.

* Midterm exam will be given this week, please schedule 1.5 hours for taking the exam. Possible times include anytime on Monday after 8:00 am and before 5:00; anytime on Tuesday between 8 am and 4:00 pm. Exam is given in 243a, see Katie for the exam. Exam covers Units 1-6.

For information about the course requirements go the Course Requirements