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  Course Description
Course Name : Reefal Environments

Course Code : J 415

Course Type : Optional

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 4

Course Semester : Fall (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 3

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

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Learns reefs.
Learns classification of the reefs.
Learns reef forming organisms.
Learns environmental distribution of organisms.
Learns morphology of reefs.
Learns reef zones.
Learns reefal evolution.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach the geological formation, distribution, classification and economic value of the reefs.

Course Contents : Reefs and their classification, reefal organism, environmental distribution of organism, morphology of reefs.

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 Reefs reading Lecture
2 The terms used in the definition of the reef reading Lecture
3 Reef forming organisms (Corals-Hydrozoas-Algae) reading Lecture
4 Reef forming organisms (Foraminifera-Stramatoporoidler-Sponges-Bryozoans) reading Lecture
5 Reef forming organisms (Serpulid grubs-Mollusc-Brachiopods-Echinodermata) reading Lecture
6 Factors affecting the distribution of reefs reading Lecture
7 Environmental distribution of reefs reading Lecture
8 Mid-term exam Midterm exam Preparation Written exam
9 Classification of reefs (Classification based on the composition and shape) reading Lecture
10 Classification of reefs (Classification based on edge types and distribution of facies) reading Lecture
11 Dynamics of reef development reading Lecture
12 Environmental distribution of organisms reading Lecture
13 Reef morphology and generations reading Lecture
14 Development of the reef complex and economic geology of the reef reading Lecture
15 The nature and evolution of the current and former reefs reading Lecture
16/17 Final exam Final exam Preparation Written exam

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  Atabey, E., 1990, Resifler ve Avrupa Fosil Resif Modellerinden Örnekler. A.Ü. Fen BİL Enstitüsü, Doktora Semineri-II
 Chevalier, J.P., 1961, Recherches sur les Madreporaires et les formation recifales Miocenes de la Mediterranee occidentale Memoir de la Societe Geologique de France, 40/93, 562p.
 Daly, M, DG Fautin & VA Cappola (2003), Systematics of the Hexacorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 139
 Perrin, C., Plaziat, J.C. And Rosen, B.R., 1998, Miocene coral reefs and reef coral of the south-western Gulf of Suez and north-western Red Sea: distribution, diversity and regional environmental controls. In: Sedimentation and Tectonics of Rift Basins (Purser, B.H. And Bosence D.W.J., eds), Chapman and Hall, London. 297.
 Budd, F. A., Bosselini, R. F. Ve Stemann, A. T., 1996, Systematics of the Oligocene to Miocene reef coral Tarbellastraea in the northern Mediterranean. Paleontology, v.39, p.3, pp. 515-560.
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 8 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 8 2 16
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 2 2
    Final Exam 1 2 2
Total Workload: 76
Total Workload / 25 (h): 3.04
ECTS Credit: 3