Undergraduate Classes

SSC 185 Land and Life
Fall, Spring and Summer

Course Location: On Campus

Objective:
To establish a thorough understanding of the relationships between food, soil, environment, and life. The course will provide detailed information on issues related to world food security, food and fiber production, and soil, water, and environmental impacts of human activity related to agriculture and everyday life.

Prerequisite:
none

Grading:
Three exams, problem sets, term paper, in-class exercises

Primary Topics:

  • World food security
  • Global hydrology
  • Soil water
  • Soil pH
  • Soil formation
  • Soil biology
  • Soil and plant relationships
  • Soil conservation and management
  • Land use
  • Food production systems
  • Other related topics as time allows (determined by student interest)

Contact:
john_havlin@ncsu.edu