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Course Name : Geology Of Türkiye

Course Code : J 402

Course Type : Compulsory

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 4

Course Semester : Spring (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 2

Name of Lecturer(s) : Prof.Dr. NİYAZİ AVŞAR

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Learns Geological properties of Turkey.
Learns Metamorphic massives.
Learns Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic units and their distribution.
Learns Plutonic and volcanic rocks.
Learns Paleogeographic and paleotectonic evolution of Turkey.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach the geological properties and position of Turkey, geographic and geologic situation of Anatolia, surface and subsurface richness of the common area.

Course Contents : The examination of the lithologic properties of metamorphic massives, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, Ophiolite-radiolaritic Mesozoic and Cenozoic units in Turkey.

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Classroom

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 Geological properties and position of Turkey. reading Lecture
2 Metamorphic massives, general characteristics reading Lecture
3 Niğde, Bitlis, Elekdağı-Saraycıkdağı, Daday-Devrakani massives reading Lecture
4 Paleozoic formations and general characteristics reading Lecture
5 Istanbul-Kocaeli peninsula Paleozoic, Camdag (Sakarya), Palaeozoic, Paleozoic in Zonguldak-Bartin-Amasra, Karadere Palaeozoic, Seydişehir (Çaltepe) and the region of Hadım Lower Paleozoic. reading Lecture
6 Tufanbeyli-Sarız Paleozoic in the eastern Taurus, Palaeozoic of Silifke-Anamur, Amanos Paleozoic mountains, Lower Paleozoic around Derik, the Hazro anticline Paleozoic, Paleozoic section of Hakkari-Çukurca. reading Lecture
7 Mesozoic formations and general characteristics reading Lecture
8 Mid-term exam Mid-term exam Preparation Written exam
9 Kocaeli Peninsula Mesozoic, Mesozoic in-Zonguldak Eregli reading Lecture
10 Ayancık-Sinop area Mesozoic, Mesozoic in the mountains of the eastern Black Sea coast, the Biga Peninsula Mesozoic, Mesozoic Karaburun peninsula. reading Lecture
11 Mesozoic in ophiolitic radiolarite rocks, general characteristics reading Lecture
12 Cenozoic formations, General conditions and the distribution, Trakya Basin. reading Lecture
13 Kırşehir region Tertiary, Tertiary in Yerköy-Yozgat, Çankırı-Çorum basin Sungurlu region Tertiary, Tertiary in Ulukışla. reading Lecture
14 Paleotectonic-paleogeographic evolution of Turkey. reading Lecture
15 Major Natural Resources Geological Conditions in Turkey. reading Lecture
16/17 Final exam Final exam Preparation Written exam

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  İlhan, E., 1976. Türkiye Jeolojisi. Mühendislik Fakültesi Ankara.
 Egeran, N., ve İlhan, E., 1948. Türkiye Jeolojisi Ankara.
 Ketin, İ., 1983. Türkiye Jeolojisine genel bir bakış. İ.T.Ü. Maden Fakültesi Gümüşsuyu/ İstanbul.
Required Course Material(s)

  Assessment Methods and Assessment Criteria
Semester/Year Assessments Number Contribution Percentage
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 50
    Homeworks/Projects/Others 1 50
Total 100
Rate of Semester/Year Assessments to Success 40
Final Assessments 100
Rate of Final Assessments to Success 60
Total 100

  Contribution of the Course to Key Learning Outcomes
# Key Learning Outcome Contribution*
1 Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. 2
2 Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications 3
3 Uses the information technology effectively. 2
4 Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results. 2
5 Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups 3
6 Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. 2
7 Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date 2
8 Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. 3
9 Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications 2
10 Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. 2
11 Has an awareness of entrepreneuring and innovative subjects; knows and finds solutions for the new century 3
12 Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. 2
13 Realizes the social effects of identified solutions for geological problems. 2
14 Identifies, defines, formulizes and solves engineering problems. Chooses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose. 3
15 Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards 3
16 Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language 3
17 Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications 2
18 Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. 2
19 Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously. 2
* Contribution levels are between 0 (not) and 5 (maximum).

  Student Workload - ECTS
Works Number Time (Hour) Total Workload (Hour)
Course Related Works
    Class Time (Exam weeks are excluded) 14 2 28
    Out of Class Study (Preliminary Work, Practice) 14 2 28
Assesment Related Works
    Homeworks, Projects, Others 1 2 2
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 2 2
    Final Exam 1 2 2
Total Workload: 62
Total Workload / 25 (h): 2.48
ECTS Credit: 2