Fall 2019: Aug. 26-Dec. 20
Soil Profile

Instructor: Rebecca Young

Class No.: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.

Credits: Four (4) undergraduate credits (with lab)
The online section is reserved for students outside of the Agronomy and Horticulture Department who are sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students.  Department students and freshmen should take the resident Soil Resources course.

Certified Crop Advisors may earn Soil and Water CEUs (Continuing Education Units) commensurate with the academic hours.


Academic Credit via MyRed


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.


Synchronous, Internet/Canvas


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.


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


General Chemistry and Algebra at High School or College level.


For information on tuition and fees, visit the Student Accounts website for Undergraduate Tuition.