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    Vassar College
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ESCI 221 - Soils

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as GEOG 221 ) Soils form an important interface between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. As such, they are critical to understanding the functioning of ecosystems. This course studies soil formation, and the physical and chemical properties of soils critical to the understanding of natural and constructed ecosystems. Field trips and laboratory work focus on the description and interpretation of local soils. Jeffrey Walker.

Prerequisite(s): one introductory course in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science; or ENST 124 .

Two 75-minute periods; one 4-hour laboratory/field period.



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