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    Vassar College
  Dec 15, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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GEOG 221 - Soils

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as ESCI 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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