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  Course Description
Course Name : Urban Geology

Course Code : J 427

Course Type : Optional

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 4

Course Semester : Fall (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 3

Name of Lecturer(s) : Assoc.Prof.Dr. SEDAT TÜRKMEN

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Understands the concept of urban planning.
Understands the urban planning and geology.
Understands construction law and regulations.
Understands coastal law and the importance in urban planning.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach the concept of the planning urbanization, construction plans related with geology and determine the location for the plans.

Course Contents : The concept of urban planning, the importance of geology in urban planning, the concept and functions of municipal, geological studies concerning with the development of urban areas, site selection of urban areas, preparation of landuse classification maps, investigation of soil in the basis of the parcel , coastal law.

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Lecture room

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 The concept of urban planning related with geology. Reading Lecture, presentation
2 Planning stages of urbanization and geological investigation in each stage. Reading Lecture, presentation
3 Planning stages of urbanization and geological investigation in each stage. Reading Lecture, presentation
4 The stages of municipial plan Reading Lecture, presentation
5 Geological studies based on municipial plan Reading Lecture, presentation
6 Geological and Geotechnical studies based on municipial plan Reading Lecture, presentation
7 Evaluation of residential areas in the terms of geological engineering. (suitable areas, unsuitable areas,precaution required areas) Reading Lecture,presentation
8 Mid-term Exam Preparing for Mid-term Exam Written Examination
9 Writing reports about geological studies based on municipal plan. Legal processes and Legislation. Reading Lecture, presentation
10 Preparation of Land use mapping Reading Lecture, presentation
11 The preparation of slope map Reading Lecture,presentation
12 Coastal law Reading Lecture,presentation
13 Investigation of soil Reading Lecture,presentation
14 Natural disasters and urban geology Reading Lecture,presentation
15 Natural disasters Reading Lecture,presentation
16/17 Final examination Preparing for Final Examination Written examination

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  JMO publications, Urban geology (Book), Kemal ERGUVANLI Circular and Regulations (Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning)
Required Course Material(s)

  Assessment Methods and Assessment Criteria
Semester/Year Assessments Number Contribution Percentage
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 60
    Homeworks/Projects/Others 7 40
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. 5
2 Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications 5
3 Uses the information technology effectively. 3
4 Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results. 3
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. 4
7 Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date 4
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. 5
9 Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications 5
10 Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. 5
11 Has an awareness of entrepreneuring and innovative subjects; knows and finds solutions for the new century 5
12 Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. 5
13 Realizes the social effects of identified solutions for geological problems. 5
14 Identifies, defines, formulizes and solves engineering problems. Chooses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose. 5
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 2
17 Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications 5
18 Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. 5
19 Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously. 4
* 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 7 2 14
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 2 2
    Final Exam 1 2 2
Total Workload: 74
Total Workload / 25 (h): 2.96
ECTS Credit: 3