SOIL101
Soil and Society

Description: Soils and civilization. Soil disasters due to erosion, salinization or contamination. Historical failures in soil conservation. Dependence of highways, building foundations and waste treatment on soil behavior. Ecological functions of soil. Soils as the source of food and fiber production.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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SOIL153
Soil ResourcesCrosslisted with AGRO 153, HORT 153

Prerequisites: High school chemistry or one semester college chemistry.

Description: Characteristics of soils in relation to their appropriate uses and protection. Principles and practices using cooperative exercises including discussion, assessment, planning, problem-solving, writing, and presentation involving all aspects of soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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SOIL269
Principles of Soil ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 269

Prerequisites: AGRO 153.

Description: Principles of soil management under dryland and irrigated conditions. Relationships of soil and climate resources to soil erosion, movement and storage of soil water, soil organic matter, and irrigation practice. Special problem topics such as acidity, alkali, drainage, and soil testing.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOIL279
Soil EvaluationCrosslisted with AGRO 279, NRES 279
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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SOIL295
Internship in AgronomyCrosslisted with AGRO 295, RNGE 295

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of internship approval form. The internship proposal is subject to approval by the department.

Description: Participation in agronomic applications and in agronomy-related areas of agribusiness; agronomic research in lab, greenhouse, or field; participation in farming practices other than those in which the student has had previous experience; or preparation of teaching materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

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SOIL354
Soil Conservation and Watershed ManagementCrosslisted with MSYM 354, WATS 354

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 153; and MSYM 109 or PHYS 141 or PHYS 151 or PHYS 211

Description: Watershed hydrology, soil erosion, erosion control, water management, and land surveying and mapping. Includes rainfall-runoff relationships; determination of watershed characteristics; terraces, waterways, vegetative filters, and residue management; ponds, wetlands, non-point source pollution control, and water conservation; profile and topographic surveying.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

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SOIL361
Soils, Environment and Water QualityCrosslisted with AGRO 361, GEOL 361, NRES 361, WATS 361

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; MATH 102 or 103; two semesters chemistry (CHEM 105, 106 or CHEM 109,110) and WATS/GEOG/NRES 281

Description: Chemical and physical processes that influence the fate and transport of contaminants (inorganic, microbial) in soil-water environments. Extent, fate, mitigation, and impact of various sources of pollution. Remedial technologies used for environmental restoration of contaminated environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOIL366
Soil Nutrient RelationshipsCrosslisted with AGRO 366

Prerequisites: AGRO 153.

Description: Use of fertilizers as plant nutrient sources to produce healthy and nutritious plants, improve profit, insure enterprise sustainability, fulfill legal requirements, and protect soil and water quality. Addresses issues from production agriculture, natural resource utilization and preservation, and ornamental plant culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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SOIL453
Urban Soil Properties and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 453, HORT 453, LARC 453

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.

Description: Characteristics of soils in urban settings. Evaluation of soils intended for intensive human uses. Manipulation and remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOIL455
Soil Chemistry and MineralogyCrosslisted with AGRO 455, AGRO 855, NRES 455, NRES 855

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 or GEOL 101; CHEM 109 and 110; CHEM 221 or 251; or equivalent.

Description: Chemical and mineralogical properties of soil components. Inorganic colloidal fraction. Structures of soil minerals as a means of understanding properties, such as ion exchange and equilibria; release and supply of nutrient and toxic materials; and soil acidity and alkalinity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOIL458
Soil Physical DeterminationsCrosslisted with AGRO 458, AGRO 858, NRES 458, NRES 858

Prerequisites: SOIL/AGRO/GEOL/WATS 361; PHYS 141 or equivalent; MATH 102 or 103.

Description: Survey of measurement techniques and principles used in characterizing the physical properties of soils. Includes analysis of experimental design and sources of experimental error. Techniques include: particle size analysis, soil water content, pore size analysis, field sampling techniques, soil strength, and saturated hydraulic conductivity.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

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SOIL460
Soil MicrobiologyCrosslisted with AGRO 460, BIOS 447, NRES 460, AGRO 860, BIOS 847, NRES 860

Prerequisites: One semester microbiology; one semester biochemistry or organic chemistry.

Description: Soil from a microbe's perspective-growth, activity and survival strategies; principles governing methods to study microorganisms and biochemical processes in soil; mechanisms controlling organic matter cycling and stabilization with reference to C, N, S, and P; microbial interactions with plants and animals; and agronomic and environmental applications of soil microorganisms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOIL461

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 153; PHYS 141 or equivalent, one semester of calculus.

Description: Principles of soil physics. Movement of water, air, heat, and solutes in soils. Water retention and movement, including infiltration and field water regime. Movement of chemicals in soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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SOIL472
Applied Soil PhysicsCrosslisted with AGRO 472, AGRO 872, NRES 472, NRES 872, WATS 472

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 or equivalent; MATH 104 or MATH 106 or equivalent.

Description: Emphasis on applied soil physics. Discussion of theoretical principles followed by field and laboratory exercises and applications. Fluxes of water, solutes, air, and heat through the soil. Emphasis on water infiltration, water retention, other soil hydraulic properties. Components of soil water balance. Management of soil water.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission

Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from non-point sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies. Capstone course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

SOIL477
Great Plains Field PedologyCrosslisted with AGRO 477, GEOG 467, NRES 477, GEOG 867, NRES 877

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 153.

Description: Spatial relationship of soil properties on various parts of landscape typical of the Plains, causal factors, and predictions of such relationships on other landscapes. Grouping these properties into classes, naming the classes, and the taxonomy that results from this grouping. Application of a taxonomy to a real situation through making a field soil survey in a region representative of the Plains border, predicting land use response of various mapped units as it affects the ecosystem, and evaluating the effectiveness of the taxonomic system used in the region surveyed.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:4

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SOIL495
Grasslands SeminarCrosslisted with AGRO 495, ENTO 495, GRAS 495, HORT 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

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SOIL496
Independent StudyCrosslisted with AGRO 496, AGRO 896, RNGE 496
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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SOIL498
Senior ProjectCrosslisted with AGRO 498

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Carry out and report on a research project. A two-semester sequence. Students should select one credit hour the first semester and three credits the second semester. The first semester will be used for planning, topic selection, and identifying a project adviser. The second semester will be used to carry out the research project, prepare a written report, and possibly an oral presentation.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

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SOIL499H
Honors ThesisCrosslisted with AGRO 499H, RNGE 499H

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

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