Courses

SOCR 100  General Crops  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Production and adaptation of cultivated crops; principles affecting growth, development, management, and utilization.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 171  Environmental Issues in Agriculture (GT-SS3)  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Also Offered As: HORT 171.
Course Description: Historical development of agriculture; environmental consequences of modern food production and other cultural approaches to agriculture.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Credit not allowed for both SOCR 171 and HORT 171.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Global & Cultural Awareness 3E, Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3).

SOCR 177  Applied Information Technology in Agriculture  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to database and project management, GIS/GPS and remote sensing, as they apply to agriculture, the environment, and business management.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 192  Water in the West  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: History and current status of water resources management and policy in the western United States.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 200  Seed Anatomy and Identification  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Principles of seed anatomy including reproduction, identification, and seed characteristics of plant families.
Prerequisite: BZ 104 or BZ 110 or BZ 120 or HORT 100 or LIFE 102 or SOCR 100.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 201  Seed Development and Metabolism  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Basic processes controlling seed development, maturation, dormancy, storage, germination, and how these factors relate to seedling growth.
Prerequisite: BZ 104 or BZ 110 or BZ 120 or HORT 100 or LIFE 102 or SOCR 100.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 240  Introductory Soil Science  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Formation, properties, and management of soils emphasizing soil conditions that affect plant growth.
Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 300  Seed Purity Analysis  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Fundamentals for determining physical purity of a seed lot using established rules and procedures.
Prerequisite: SOCR 200.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 301  Seed Germination and Viability  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Seed viability tests including standard germination and tetrazolium, seed viability, dormancy, parameters of viability and evaluation.
Prerequisite: SOCR 201.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 310  Agronomic Plant and Seed Identification  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Evaluate characteristics needed to identify agronomic plant and seed species.
Prerequisite: BZ 104 or BZ 110 or BZ 120 or HORT 100 or LIFE 102 or SOCR 100.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 320  Forage and Pasture Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamentals of establishment, management, and utilization of cultivated forages including hay, silage, and pasture production.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

SOCR 322  Principles of Microclimatology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Principles of microclimatology including energy balance concepts for soil and vegetation surfaces, and their application.
Prerequisite: PH 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 330  Principles of Genetics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Transmission, population, and molecular genetics; practical applications.
Prerequisite: BZ 110 or BZ 120 or LIFE 102.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 331  Genetics Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Experimental techniques in transmission and molecular genetics.
Prerequisite: SOCR 330, may be taken concurrently.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 341  Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Functional roles and management of soil organisms in organic agriculture, emphasis on ecological interactions with plants and plant pathogens.
Prerequisite: SOCR 240.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 342  Organic Soil Fertility  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Organic soil fertility management in framework of holistic organic farming system.
Prerequisite: SOCR 240 and SOCR 341 and SOCR 350.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 343  Composting Principles and Practices  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamentals of compost production, use, and regulation.
Prerequisite: SOCR 240 and SOCR 350.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

SOCR 344  Crop Development Techniques  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Conventional and transgenic approaches to crop variety development.
Prerequisite: BZ 120 or LIFE 102 or LIFE 103.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 345  Diagnosis and Treatment in Organic Fields  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Also Offered As: HORT 345.
Course Description: Field experience in diagnosis of pest and nutrient problems on organic farms and development of treatment recommendations.
Prerequisite: (BSPM 302 or BSPM 308 or BSPM 361) and (HORT 100 or SOCR 100) and (SOCR 240).
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOCR 345 and HORT 345. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Summer (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

SOCR 350  Soil Fertility Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Managing soil fertility and fertilizers to meet plant nutrient requirements in an environmentally sound manner with emphasis on nutrient cycling.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 107 and CHEM 108 or CHEM 111 and CHEM 112) and (SOCR 240).
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 351  Soil Fertility Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Soil chemical analyses and development of fertilizer recommendations for crops.
Prerequisite: SOCR 350, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

SOCR 370  Irrigation Principles  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Determination of irrigation water requirements based on the estimation of storage and movement of water in the soil-plant-atmospheric system.
Prerequisite: (HORT 100 or SOCR 100 or BZ 120) and (SOCR 240).
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 371  Irrigation of Field Crops  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Management of irrigation systems for field crops with emphasis on irrigation methods, irrigation scheduling and strategies for water conservation.
Prerequisite: SOCR 370.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 377  Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Introduction to geographic information systems and global positioning systems with applications to agriculture.
Prerequisite: SOCR 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits or CS 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOCR 377 and SOCR 577. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

SOCR 384  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: A maximum of 10 combined credits for all 384 and 484 courses are counted towards graduation requirements.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 400  Soils and Global Change: Science and Impacts  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Foundations on the science of global change and its impact on soil processes and biota.
Prerequisite: (SOCR 240) and (LIFE 220 or LIFE 320).
Registration Information: Required field trips. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 401  Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Land Use, and Mgmt  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Introduction to greenhouse gas estimation methods and mitigation project development in the land use sector.
Prerequisite: SOCR 240.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 410  Seed Processes: Storage and Deterioration  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Environmental conditions and management factors influencing storage and deterioration of seeds, including physiological and biochemical changes.
Prerequisite: BZ 104 or BZ 105 or BZ 120.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 411  Large Seeded Legume Seed Production  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Principles for seed production of large-seeded legume crops with emphasis on common bean, peanut, and soybean.
Prerequisite: BZ 104 or BZ 105 or BZ 120.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 412  Seed Processes: Separation and Conditioning  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Understanding the physical process required to separate pure seed from contaminants and maintain viability.
Prerequisite: BZ 104 or BZ 105 or BZ 120.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 415  Pollinator Management in Agroecosystems  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Also Offered As: BSPM 415.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of pollinator management, sustainable crop-pollinator interactions, global issues on pollinator conservation.
Prerequisite: HORT 100 or SOCR 100.
Registration Information: This is a partial-semester course. Credit not allowed for both SOCR 415 and BSPM 415. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 420  Crop and Soil Management Systems I  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Principles of crop, soil management emphasizing environmental factors influencing crop growth and development, interactions with soil organic matter.
Prerequisite: (HORT 100 or SOCR 100) and (SOCR 240).
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 421  Crop and Soil Management Systems II  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Principles of crop and soil management with emphasis on soil erosion control, water conservation, and plant-water relationships.
Prerequisite: (HORT 100 or SOCR 100) and (SOCR 240).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

SOCR 424  Topics in Organic Agriculture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: HORT 424.
Course Description: Examination of issues specific to organic food production systems and marketing.
Prerequisite: (AREC 202 or ECON 202) and (AREC 328 and SOCR 240) and (HORT 100 or SOCR 100) and (SOCR 171 or HORT 171).
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOCR 424 and HORT 424.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 430  Applications of Plant Biotechnology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Current and potential applications of DNA-based biotechnology in crop agriculture and other plant disciplines.
Prerequisite: SOCR 330.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 440  Pedology  Credits: 4 (2-3-1)

Course Description: Process of soil formation, characterization, classification of soils; soil survey methods.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture, laboratory and recitation.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

SOCR 441  Soil Ecology  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: An integrative, hands-on experience in the theory and application of ecology principles to the soil environment.
Prerequisite: SOCR 455.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 442  Forest and Range Soils  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Soil and water relationships in forest and rangeland ecosystems; significant properties in their management.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 455  Soil Microbiology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Microbial activities in agricultural, forest, and grassland soils; in soil-plant relationships; and in maintenance of environmental quality.
Prerequisite: MIP 300 or SOCR 240.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 456  Soil Microbiology Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Techniques used in study of ecology and activities of soil microorganisms.
Prerequisite: SOCR 455, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 460  Plant Breeding  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Also Offered As: HORT 460.
Course Description: Theory and practice of plant breeding using principles of genetics and related sciences.
Prerequisite: BZ 350, may be taken concurrently or LIFE 201A, may be taken concurrently or SOCR 330, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Credit not allowed for both SOCR 460 and HORT 460.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 461  Plant Breeding Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Also Offered As: HORT 461.
Course Description: Techniques and procedures used in public and commercial plant breeding programs.
Prerequisite: SOCR 460, may be taken concurrently or HORT 460, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOCR 461 and HORT 461.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 467  Soil and Environmental Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamental principles of soil chemistry with respect to environmental reactions between soils and other natural materials and priority pollutants.
Prerequisite: CHEM 335.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 470  Soil Physics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Physical properties of soils emphasizing mechanical composition, moisture, aeration, temperature, and structure related to management, plant growth.
Prerequisite: SOCR 240 or GEOL 232.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 471  Soil Physics Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Familiarization of techniques and equipment used in evaluation of soil physical properties.
Prerequisite: SOCR 470, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 475  Global Challenges in Plant and Soil Science  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Evaluation of case studies to define problems and develop solutions to address global challenges in plant and soil science.
Prerequisite: (SOCR 240 or GEOL 122) and (LIFE 102 or BZ 120).
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 478  Environmental Soil Sciences  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Chemical, biological, and physical aspects of prevention and remediation of soil and water pollution; environmental impact assessment.
Prerequisite: SOCR 470 and SOCR 467, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 479  Environmental Soil Science Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Laboratory and field studies of soil and groundwater contamination, including monitoring and remediation.
Prerequisite: SOCR 478, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 486  Practicum  Credits: Var[1-4] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Directed experiences in the application of soil and crop science principles.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 487  Internship  Credits: Var[1-12] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 490  Hydrus-1D Workshop  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Using Hydrus-1D software for flow and transport of water, heat, and chemicals in soil.
Prerequisite: SOCR 470.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 492  Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 496  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 498  Undergraduate Research  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Research in soil and crop sciences.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 500  Environmental Measurement Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: A hands-on instrumentation lab for making environmental, weather, and soil measurements using low-cost microcontroller boards and sensors.
Prerequisite: PH 110.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 514  Agricultural Experimental Design and Analysis  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Also Offered As: STAT 514.
Course Description: Design and implementation of agricultural experiments and statistical analysis of resulting data.
Prerequisite: STAT 201 or STAT 301 or STAT 307 or ERHS 307.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Credit allowed for only one of the following: SOCR 414, SOCR 514, STAT 302, or STAT 514.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 522  Micrometeorology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Microenvironments; physics of environmental variables; plant canopy microclimate; evapotranspiration; surface-atmosphere exchange; instrumentation.
Prerequisite: PH 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 530  Scientific Writing  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Also Offered As: BSPM 530.
Course Description: Skills necessary to prepare complete scientific journal articles including writing, editing, and literature searching and assessment.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOCR 530 and BSPM 530.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 535  Origin and Evolution of Cultivated Plants  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Origin of crops from viewpoints of archaeology, history, botany, and taxonomy, and continued evolution of plants under cultivation.
Prerequisite: SOCR 330.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 540  Soil-Plant-Nutrient Relationships  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Soil and plant factors affecting nutrient uptake, mechanistic models of uptake, availability and functions of essential elements, diagnostic techniques.
Prerequisite: SOCR 350.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 550  Advanced Soil Genesis  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Modern concepts of specific mechanisms involved in formation of genetic soil groups and their relationship to environmental factors.
Prerequisite: SOCR 440.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 567  Environmental Soil Chemistry  Credits: 4 (3-0-1)

Course Description: The chemistry of terrestrial environments and the interactions of soil constituents with bacteria, nutrients, and pollutants.
Prerequisite: CHEM 335.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for SOCR 467 and SOCR 567.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 570  Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Principles and practices of evaluation, selection and cultivar development for crops in drought-stress environments with an emphasis on agronomic crops.
Prerequisite: SOCR 330 and SOCR 460.
Registration Information: Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 571  Foundations of Soil Science  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Importance of soils in ecology and earth system science with regard to the study and management of the soil resource.
Prerequisite: SOCR 240.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 577  Principles/Components: Precision Agriculture  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Principles and components of precision agriculture, including GPS, GIS, remote sensing, and their applications in soil and crop management.
Prerequisite: SOCR 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits or CS 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Credit not allowed for both SOCR 577 and SOCR 377. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

SOCR 620  Modeling Ecosystem Biogeochemistry  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Design and build biogeochemical process and ecosystem models with GUI-based software. Analyze and test models and interpret experimental data.
Prerequisite: (ECOL 505 or LAND 220 or LIFE 220 or SOCR 240) and (MATH 155 or MATH 160).
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 640  Crop Physiology  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Developmental, physiological, and biochemical determinants of crop yields as controlled by genetic and environmental effects.
Prerequisite: BZ 440.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 650  Research Proposal Development  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Skills to develop and write an effective scientific research proposal.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 670  Terrestrial Ecosystems Isotope Ecology  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Isotope distribution in biogeochemical cycles, research topics in biosphere-atmosphere interactions; lab experience with isotope techniques.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 675  Presentations for Scientific Audiences  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Organization and presentation of scientific information to audiences in oral and poster format.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 720  Advanced Plant Breeding  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Systems of mating and selection in plants to maximize genetic gain. Evaluation of heterosis, germplasm diversity, strategies, and new technologies.
Prerequisite: (SOCR 460 or HORT 460) and (STAT 100 to 499 - at least 3 credits).
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 720A  Advanced Plant Breeding: Methods  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Historical perspectives in plant breeding, plant reproduction, genetic gain, breeding and selection systems in self- and cross-pollinated plants.
Prerequisite: (SOCR 460 or HORT 460) and (STAT 100 to 799 - at least 3 credits).
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 720B  Advanced Plant Breeding: Tools  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Plant breeding strategies, genotype x environment interaction, field plot and genomic tools, breeding for pest resistance, stress tolerance, quality.
Prerequisite: (SOCR 460 or HORT 460) and (STAT 100 to 799 - at least 3 credits).
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 725  Quantitative Inheritance in Plant Breeding  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Quantitative genetic structure of populations, recognition of genetic, environmental variance. Methods of dealing with quantitatively inherited traits.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 730  Topics in Plant Breeding and Genetics  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Current literature regarding mechanisms used for plant improvement.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 731  Plant Breeding Data Management  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Principles and best practices for optimal data management for plant breeding and other data-intensive research programs.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must have taken three credits in computer science.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 740  Plant Molecular Genetics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: BSPM 740.
Course Description: Advances in study of organization and function of nuclear and organellar genomes, gene expression in higher plants, and plant-microbe interactions.
Prerequisite: BC 351 and SOCR 330.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both SOCR 740 and BSPM 740.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 755  Advanced Soil Microbiology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Ecology of soil microorganisms emphasizing population and activity relationships, nitrogen fixation, and microbe-pesticide interactions.
Prerequisite: MIP 624 or SOCR 455.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 760  Advanced Soil Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Surface chemistry of soils, electrical double layer models of surface charge and potential, colloid stability, computer modeling of adsorption.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 100 to 481 - at least 4 courses and CS 100 to 481 - at least 1 course) and (MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160).
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 770  Advanced Soil Physics  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Description and analysis of principles of storage and movement of water, solutes, heat, and gases in soils.
Prerequisite: MATH 261 or SOCR 470.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 784  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 792  Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 795  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 796  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

SOCR 799  Dissertation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.