Graduate Classes

SSC 551 Soil Morphology, Genesis and Classification
Spring semester of every year

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.

SSC 200 or equivalent; Enrollment in SSC 452L is also a co-requisite.

three exams, final exam, quizzes, exercises, laboratory exercises

Primary Topics:

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