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  Course Description
Course Name : Macropaleontology

Course Code : J 204

Course Type : Compulsory

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 2

Course Semester : Spring (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 3

Name of Lecturer(s) : Prof.Dr. ÜMİT ŞAFAK

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Recognizes macrofauna.
Observers the terrain and the presence of macro-fossils

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To Determine macro images of fossils and their stratigraphic positions as the basic unit of geological aging.

Course Contents : Metazoan Examination of the macropaleontology.

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Faculty classrooms and department laboratories.

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 Introduction, subjects of paleontology, taxonomy, and nomenclature of fossil species, marine ecosystems, Fossil and fossilization, their environments Reading references Presentation, discussion
2 Phyllum Porifera (sponges) Phylum Archaeocyathıda, Phylum Stromatoporoıdea Reading references Presentation, discussion
3 Phyllum Cnidaria, Classification, Sub-Class Zoantharıa (corals), Order Rugosa, Paleoecology Reading references Presentation, discussion
4 Phylum Broyozoa, Classification, Ecology Reading references Presentation, discussion
5 Phyllum Brachiopoda, Classification, Ecology and Paleoecolgy Reading references Presentation, discussion
6 Phylum Mollusca, Class Bivalvia (Lamellibranchia=Pelecypoda), classification Reading references Presentation, discussion
7 Phyllum Mollusca, Class Gastropoda Reading references Presentation, discussion
8 Phyllum Mollusca, Class Cephalopoda, Sub-Class Nautıloıdea, Sub-class Ammonoidea Reading references Presentation, discussion
9 Mid-term Exam Preparation Written Exam
10 Phyllum Mollusca, Class Cephalopoda, Subclass Ammonoıdea, Sub-Class Coleoıdea Reading references Presentation, discussion
11 Phyllum Echinodermata, Class Echinoidea, Ecology, Class Crinoidea, Ecology, Reading references Presentation, discussion
12 Phylum Echinodermata, Class Crinoidea, Ecology Reading references Presentation, discussion
13 Phyllum Trilobite, classification, Reading references Presentation, discussion
14 Phyllum Hemichordata, Class Graptolıthına Reading references Presentation, discussion
15 Phyllum Hemichordata, Class Graptolıthına Reading references Presentation, discussion
16/17 Final exam Exam preparation Written exam

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  Alkaya, F.,1998, Paleontoloji I Makrofosiller, T.C. Selçuk Üniversitesi Mühendislik-Mimarlıkfakültesi (Yayın No : 42), Konya.
 Bremer, H.,1978, Paleontoloji, Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitapları Serisi No. 46 Bornova-İzmir;
 Gökçen,N., 1984, Paleontoloji Iı (Jeo. 204 Ders Notu), T.C. Çukurova Üniversitesi Mühendislik-Mimarlık Fakültesi Jeoloji Mühendisliği Bölümü, Balcalı/Adana. ;
 Sayar,C., 1991, Paleontoloji Omurgasız Fosiller, T.C. İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi Sayı:1435.;
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 14 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. 4
2 Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications 4
3 Uses the information technology effectively. 2
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. 3
7 Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date 3
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. 2
9 Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications 3
10 Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. 4
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. 3
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. 1
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 3
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. 0
* 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 14 1 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