PLAS/GEOL/NRES/SOIL/WATS 361 – Soils, Environment, & Water Quality

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Instructor(s): Steve Comfort

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Description: Chemical and physical processes that influence the fate and transport of contaminants (inorganic, organic, microbial) in soil-water environments. Extent, fate, mitigation and impact of various sources of pollution. Remedial technologies used for environmental restoration of contaminated environments.

Prerequisites: Admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Successful completion of AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; MATH 102 or 103; two semesters of chemistry (CHEM 105, 106, or CHEM 109, 100) and WATS/GEOG/NRES 281

Course Requirements & Materials:

  • Technical Requirements: Access to high-speed Internet and email with up-to-date browsers and the ability to view videos (recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome, and Safari)
  • Textbooks: No textbooks required. All course materials are online in Canvas.

This Course is Ideal For…

  • Undergraduate students preparing for more intensive/specialized study
  • Agribusiness professionals engaged in marketing, sales or training
  • Extension educations, agents and specialists
  • Science and agriculture/vocational education teachers
  • Anyone interested in the interaction between soil, water, and the environment

Questions About This Course or How to Register? Contact Lisa Hilfiker at or (402) 472-8393.