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Course Details

Course Code: EVSP311 Course ID: 3688 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

A fundamental study of soil properties and reactions critical to the evaluation of how contaminants, as well as essential nutrients, behave in the soil environment. Interactions of potential pollutants with soils and the aquatic and atmospheric environments are emphasized. Methods of soil management or remediation to minimize pollution are presented.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 Define the basic chemical and physical changes which transform rock into soil.

LO-2 Summarize the different soil orders and their characteristics.

LO-3 Demonstrate how and why the physical properties of soil impact certain human activities.

LO-4 Explain how chemicals and nutrients are stored and released from the soil.

LO-5 Utilize soil surveys to analyze how soil properties have changed over time.

LO-6 Distinguish the major categories of soil pollutants and how remediation for these pollutants occurs.

LO-7 Identify how erosion affects the soil and how it can be prevented.

LO-8 Apply your knowledge to assess a current topic in soil science.

NameGrade %
Discussions 24.00 %
Week 1: Introduction & State Soils 3.00 %
Week 2: Ancient & Indigenous Soil Classification 3.00 %
Week 3: The Scoop on Dirt 3.00 %
Week 4: Soil Moisture 3.00 %
Week 5 & 6: Soil Surveys 6.00 %
Week 7: Soil Contamination 3.00 %
Week 8: Course Application 3.00 %
Quizzes 55.00 %
Quiz 1 (Wk2) 11.00 %
Quiz 2 (Wk3) 11.00 %
Quiz 3 (Wk4) 11.00 %
Quiz 4 (Wk5) 11.00 %
Quiz 5 (Wk6) 11.00 %
Final Project 21.00 %
Final Project 21.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 Define the basic chemical and physical changes which transform rock into soil.

LO-2 Summarize the different soil orders and their characteristics.

LO-3 Demonstrate how and why the physical properties of soil impact certain human activities.

LO-4 Explain how chemicals and nutrients are stored and released from the soil.

LO-5 Utilize soil surveys to analyze how soil properties have changed over time.

LO-6 Distinguish the major categories of soil pollutants and how remediation for these pollutants occurs.

LO-7 Identify how erosion affects the soil and how it can be prevented.

LO-8 Apply your knowledge to assess a current topic in soil science.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.