EESC 3675 Environmental Aspects of Soils Geology

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 53.
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2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory; 3 credits

Definition, mineralogical and organic content, varieties, classification, and environmental aspects of soils. Factors affecting soil formation; soil erosion; soil ecology; soil genesis. Influence on ground water. Soil geography, surveys, and land use. Environmental impacts of soils. Field study of urban soils in the New York metropolitan area.

Prerequisite: Earth and environmental sciences 2200 and 3100 or permission of the chairperson.

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