Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Aug 18, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HORT 121 Soils

4 credits
Explores the physical and chemical properties of soil that affect a plant’s ability to survive, grow and thrive. Course surveys soil water and the roles of nutrients in maintaining healthy plant growth.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or equivalent placement score for ENGL 093  or higher) and ABED 040  (or equivalent placement score for MATH 087  or higher)

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • List the important factors in soil formation
  • Distinguish between different soil physical properties and apply that knowledge to landscapes
  • Explain the principles of soil interface
  • Explain the chemical properties of soil
  • Explain the role of organic matter in soil science
  • Identify the elements essential for plant growth and their function
  • Recognize the signs of nutrient deficiency
  • Discuss fertilizers and their methods of application