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Fall11Syllabus - AGRO 2051 Soil Science (4) Prereq: CHEM...

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AGRO 2051 Soil Science (4) Prereq: CHEM 1002, 1212 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Principles of soil science; properties of soils related to plant growth and the environment. Lecture 134 Madison Sturgis Lab 241 Madison Sturgis Instructor Lewis Gaston Office 224 Madison Sturgis Lab 232 Madison Sturgis Phone 578-1323 e-mail lagaston@agctr.lsu.edu Hours 9:40 - 10:30 MW Grading 90 A 80 B 70 C 60 D Below F Components Lecture Quizzes 10 % Exam 1 15 % Exam 2 15 % Exam 3 15 % Exam 4 15 % Final Exam 15 % Lab Quizzes / Exercises / Participation 10 % Exam 1 10 % Exam 2 10 % Total 100 % Comments Lecture Final is cumulative. Lowest mid-semester exam dropped. No make- up mid-semester exams. Grade on final is weighted to compensate. For example, if you get 70, 0, 0 and 70 on the mid- semester exams and 60 on the final, I credit you with 70, 60, 60 and 70 on the mid-semester exams, and I drop a 60. Thus, the final can range from 15 % of your course grade to 60 % of your course grade. Lowest two quizzes dropped. No make-up quizzes . Lab Make-up exam to be arranged with lab instructor. Text The Nature and Properties of Soils, 12 th , 13 th or 14 th Edition N.C. Brady and R.R. Weil Lab Manual Provided at cost. Other Materials http://www.agronomy.lsu.edu/courses/agro2051/ index.htm Educational Objectives Technical / Subject-Specific See below. Mastery of these topics provides a basic understanding of soil science and the foundation for advanced study (soil environmental chemistry, fertility, genesis, microbial ecology, physics, wetland biogeochemistry and so forth ). General
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Fall11Syllabus - AGRO 2051 Soil Science (4) Prereq: CHEM...

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