AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153: Soil Resources

Soil Profile
Spring 2017: Jan. 9-May 5
Summer 2017: June 5-Aug. 10
Instructor: T. Kettler, Associate Professor of Practice

Class No.: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153

Credits: Four (4) undergraduate credits
Certified Crop Advisors may earn Soil and Water CEUs (Continuing Education Units) commensurate with the academic hours.

Registration

Academic Credit via MyRed

Description

Characteristics of soils in relation to their environment and ecosystem functions. Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of soils and their interactions within the environment. Measurement and evaluation of soil properties that impact their functions within ecosystems. Describing soil characteristics and evaluating suitability and limitation of soils using publicly available databases.  The goal is to offer this online course every summer.

Delivery

Asynchronous, Internet/Blackboard

Requirements

Students will need a broadband Internet access and platform that is compatible with the Blackboard course management system. High-speed Internet access with an updated browser, email, and the ability to view files in Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as video files.  Recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Textbooks

All materials are online through UNL Libraries so no purchase is required.

Prerequisites

General Chemistry and Algebra at High School or College level.

Tuition

For information on tuition and fees, visit the UNL Tuition Fee webpage.