SOIL 4511: Field Study of Soils

Term frequency: 
every year
Course credits: 
Grading basis: 
100% final exam


This course is offered as an extended May Session. 

This is a field course that requires students to learn how to write soil profile descriptions. Students visit numerous roadcuts and determine the morphological characteristics of the soils observed. Final field exam determines the course grade. Field exam is open book. Class meetings end first week of November. Week long trip to another state for further soil investigation is possible.

Course time: 
100% Laboratory
Course work load: 
50 pages reading per week.

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