The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

ENVR 4320 Fundamentals of Soil Science

This course is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental concepts in soil science: Genesis, Classification and Morphology, Physics, Chemistry, Fertility, Biology, and Land Use. This course will provide the students with a formalized way to build their fundamental knowledge and skills within the different areas of soil science. This course is divided into seven modules: i) Fundamentals of Soil Genesis, ii) Classification, and Morphology, iii) Fundamentals in Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, iv) Fundamentals in Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, v) Soil Biology and Soil Ecology, vi) influences and Management of Soil Physical Properties and vii) Soil and Land Use Management.




BIOL 1406 or BIOL 1487

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Schl of Earth, Env, & Mari Sci


As scheduled