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Course Name : Tertiary Foraminifera

Course Code : J 442

Course Type : Optional

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 4

Course Semester : Spring (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 3

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

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Learns definition of benthic foraminifera in the Tertiary.
Learns areas in which tertiary benthic foraminiferas are beneficial.
Learns fossilization.
Learns trace fossils.
Learns properties of the Foraminiferas.
Learns test structure and coiling of Foraminiferas.
Learns taxonomic characteristics of benthic foraminiferas in the Tertiary.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : none

Aim(s) of Course : To teach the solutions of geolojical and stratigraphic problems of tertiary period by investigating fossils , the ways of finding oil and coal formations belong to that period.

Course Contents : Tertiary stratigraphic paleontology, the beginning of life, micropalaeontological methods, Tertiary foraminifera, habitats, and their systematic identification.

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 Definition of micropaleontology, importance of the fossils reading Lecture
2 Fossilization event reading Lecture
3 Systematic and taxonomy reading Lecture
4 Trace fossils, characteristics and zone fossils reading Lecture
5 Tertiary benthic foraminifera reading Lecture
6 Tertiary benthic foraminifera general characteristics and shell structure reading Lecture
7 The factors affecting the distribution of Tertiary benthic foraminifera reading Lecture
8 Mid-term exam Mid-term exam Preparation Written exam
9 Systematic identification reading Lecture and Laboratory
10 Textularia, Fusulina reading Lecture and Laboratory
11 Miliolidae, Alveolinidae reading Lecture and Laboratory
12 Rotaliidae, Cymbaloporidae reading Lecture and Laboratory
13 Nummulitidae reading Lecture and Laboratory
14 Globotruncanidae reading Lecture and Laboratory
15 Discocyclinidae, Lepidocyclinidae reading Lecture and Laboratory
16/17 Final exam Final exam Preparation Written exam

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  Bremer, H., 1978. Paleontoloji. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi. Bornova / İzmir.
 Sayar C., 1991. Paleontoloji (Omurgasız Fosiller) İTÜ Matbaası, Gümüşsuyu İstanbul.
 Meriç, E., 1990. Mikropaleontoloji, Jeoloji Mühendisleri Odası Yayını no: 19. (2. baskı)
 Dizer, A., 1983. Paleontoloji (Omurgasız). İ.Ü. Mühendislik Fakültesi Jeoloji Müh. Bölümü. Avcılar/ İstanbul.
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 8 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. 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. 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 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