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  Course Description
Course Name : Applied Geochemistry

Course Code : J 432

Course Type : Optional

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 4

Course Semester : Spring (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 3

Name of Lecturer(s) : Asst.Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA AKYILDIZ

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Interprets the results of geochemical analysis,
Identifies target areas for mineral deposits
Plans and finalizes geochemical prospection in mineral exploration.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach the planning of geological prospection related to mine search and enviromental pollution,the usage and the interpretation of geochemical data.

Course Contents : Geochemical Environment, Primary geochemical dispersion, Secondary geochemical dispersion, instrumental methods of analysis, sampling methods, statistical tests, detection of anomalies

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Faculty clasroom D5

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 Introduction, basic concepts, Basic Geochemistry Presentatiton
2 Geochemical Environment, geochemical mobility, the concept of geochemical anomalies Basic Geochemistry Presentatiton
3 The primary geochemical dispersion (diffusion and leakage through the primary distribution) Comparison, The distribution of the primary geochemical zoning, primary distribution and examples of the use of geochemistry reading presentation + application
4 Secondary geochemical dispersion, surface decay, Secondary distribution of the form factors,Types of secondary dispersion, the use of secondary distribution Geochemistry, samples reading presentation + application
5 Heavy metals, the sources of the elements to be taken structure, Mining waste water, agricultural pollutants, industrial pollutants reading presentation
6 Instrumental methods of analysis (AAS, XRF, XRD, ICP, etc.) reading Presentations +Lab
7 Sampling, sample acquisition rules to be considered, the evaluation of geochemical data reading Presentations + Practise
8 Application (Sampling done) reading Presentations + Practise
9 Mid-term exam prep. of exam written-Practise
10 Application (Sampling done,), Ore Deposite+Rocks Presentations + practise
11 Application, (preparation for analysis of the samples, perform analyzes) reading Presentations + Practise
12 Application (laboratory presentation reading Practise
13 Statistical tests, detection of anomalies, regression analysis, correlation analysis reading Presentations + Aplication
14 Evaluation of results (determination of target areas) reading Presentations + Application
15 Evaluation of results (determination of target areas) reading Practise
16/17 Fİnal Exam prep. of exam written+Application

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  Akçay, M. 2002, Jeokimya: temel kavramlar ve uygulamaya aktarımları. KTÜ, Trabzon, 506 p.
 Albarede,F., 1995. Introductıon to Geochemıcal Modelıng, Cambridge University Press
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 7 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. 4
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. 5
5 Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups 4
6 Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. 3
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 4
10 Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. 3
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. 5
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. 4
15 Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards 5
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. 1
* 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