Fundamentals of Soil Science

Fundamentals of Soil Science

This course is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental concepts in soil science: Genesis, Classification and Morphology, Physics, Chemistry, Fertility, Biology, and Land Use.

Community Engaged Scholarship & Learning

Community Engaged Scholarship & Learning

Students develop tools and management for urban gardens tackling local food security issues while promoting soil conservation through sustainable agronomic practices such as drip irrigation and composting in partnership with La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE).

Soil Ecology

Soil Ecology

This course covers types of soil organisms, biogeochemical functions, and environmental processes and applications involving soil microorganisms. Through inquiry-based experiments, students master state-of-the-art laboratory techniques while applying experimental design concepts.

Soil Conservation

Soil Conservation

This course introduces the critical importance of soils in sustaining life on land and in maintaining food production capabilities. We also explore soil degrading processes, and approaches for restoring and conserving soils.