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Option Soil Resources Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Natural Resources - College of Forestry



The student will develop an understanding of soil ecosystems and become skilled at their inventory and management.



No more than 20 credits from one department; no more than 20 lower-division credits.

Soil System Science (12 credits)

CSS 306. Problem Solving: Soil Science Applications (1) [CSS taught at EOU La Grande campus only.]
CSS 375. Soil Resource Potentials (3)
CSS/SOIL 455. Biology of Soil Ecosystems (4)
CSS/SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)

Agroecosystems (choose 8 credits)

BEE 433. Irrigation System Design (4)
BEE 439. Irrigation Principles and Practices (4)
HORT 300. Crop Production in Pacific Northwest Agroecosystems (4)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3)
RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3)

Soil Resource Studies (20 credits)

Soil Landscapes (8 credits)
CSS/SOIL 468. Soil Landscape Analysis (4)
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)

Geomatics and Landscape Analysis (12 credits)
FE 209. Forest Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (4)
GEO 301. Map and Image Interpretation (4)
RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4)

Additional courses required in the Natural Resources Core and Breadth

CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [Taught at EOU La Grande campus only.]
    or SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4)

Total=40


Option Code: 683




 
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