CSS 205 Soils: Sustainable Ecosystems

Explores soil ecosystems as a medium, for plant and crop growth, the cycling of nutrients, supply and purification of water, and a habitat for diverse population of soil organisms. Also studies the relationship of human activities to the sustainability of soil ecosystems.




Offered Fall only


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AS Biological Science, AS Physical Science,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe the functions of soils in natural and managed ecosystems Discuss the physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil Evaluate the impact of human activities on soil and environmental quality Apply soil science concepts to everyday experiences and as well as specific fields of study such as agronomy and forest engineering.