Feb 22, 2020  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENVI 104 - Soil: Science and Sustainability

Cross-Listed as GEOL 104  
From the food we eat, to the air we breathe, soil shapes our lives. Soil forms in response to local conditions, recording regional climate variability (if you know how to look). Soil is also one of the most important carbon sinks, so the way we interact with soil has the potential to seriously impact our changing climate. However, as an important agricultural resource, we must continue to utilize soil to feed Earth’s growing population. To better understand this under-appreciated layer of Earth, this class will investigate soil formation, soil properties and the variability between types of soil, and how we interact with soil in our world today. This course includes one field trip. Every semester. (4 Credits)