Graduate Classes

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

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.

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

Grading:
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

Contact:
david_lindbo@ncsu.edu