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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) [Taught at EOU La Grande campus only]
CSS 375. Soil Resource Potentials (3) [Taught at EOU La Grande campus only]
CSS 455. Biology of Soil Ecosystems (4) [Taught at EOU La Grande campus only]
CSS 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4) [Taught at EOU La Grande campus only]

Agroecosystems (choose 8 credits)

BEE 433. Irrigation System Design (4)
BEE 439. Irrigation Principles and Practices (4)
CROP/CSS/HORT 300. Crop Production in Pacific Northwest Agroecosystems (4) [CSS taught at EOU La Grande campus only]
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 468. Soil Landscape Analysis (4) [Taught at EOU La Grande campus only]
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 205. *Soil Science (4) [Taught via Ecampus only.]
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [Taught at EOU La Grande campus only]
   or  SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4)[Becomes 3 credits winter 2015and FOR 206. *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1) or SOIL 206. *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1)

Total=40


Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course


Option Code: 683




 
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