Undergraduate Classes

SSC 452 Soil Classification
Spring semester of every year

Course Location: On Campus

Objective:
Understand important morphological soil properties, influence of geologic and geomorphic settings on soil development, categories and criteria of the U.S. soil classification system, and characterization of diagnostic soil horizons. Field evaluation of soil and preparation of soil resource map.

Prerequisite:
SSC 200 or equivalent

Grading:
Three midterm exams, quizzes, laboratory exercises, field mapping problem , comprehensive final exam

Primary Topics:

  • Soil forming processes
  • Genesis and Classification of major NC soils
  • Soil Taxonomy
  • Soil Morphology
  • Soil Mapping
  • Interpreting soil survey information

Contact:
david_lindbo@ncsu.edu