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Darlene Zabowski
ESC 210
Seattle Campus

Introductory Soils

Physical, chemical, and biological properties that affect distribution and use patterns of this important ecosystem component. Includes soil morphology and genesis, plant nutrition and nutrient cycling, soil water, microbiology, and application of soil properties to environmental concerns. One Saturday field trip. Offered: A.

Class Description

Introductory Soils will give you an understanding of what soils are, their physical, chemical and biological properties, what processes occur in soils, and how soils function as part of an ecosystem Includes discussion of soil morphology, genesis, plant nutrition and nutrient cycling, soil water microbiology, and applicaiton of soil properties to enverionmental concerns.

Three lectures per week, a one-time lab, and one all-day field trip.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class Assignments and Grading

2 in-class exams, quizzes, and one group project

Exams: 60% Quizzes 20% Project 20%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Darlene Zabowski
Date: 09/30/1998