3134_Syllabus_07

3134_Syllabus_07 - Syllabus CSES 3134 Soils in the...

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Syllabus CSES 3134 – Soils in the Landscape – Spring Semester, 2007 W. Lee Daniels (Lecture) Matt Eick (Lab + Lect.) 244 Smyth Hall 236 Smyth 231-7175 231-8943 Office Hours: 10:30 - 12:00 T/Th 3:00 – 4:00 T/Th wdaniels@vt.edu eick@vt.edu Catalog Description A study of soils as functional landscape components, emphasizing their physical, chemical, mineralogical, and biological properties in relation to plant growth, nutrient availability, land-use management, and soil and water quality. Primarily for FOR/FIW, LAR, and other plant/earth science related majors; May not be taken by CSES or ENSC majors. Partially duplicates 3114 and 3124. Pre: One year of introductory CHEM or BIOL or GEOL. (2H, 3L, 3C) II. Educational Objectives Having successfully completed this course, the students will be able to: 1. Describe the role of soils in important ecosystem functions such as carbon and nutrient cycling, water quality regulation, habitat support, etc. 2.
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