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  Course Description
Course Name : Stratigraphy

Course Code : J 205

Course Type : Compulsory

Level of Course : First Cycle

Year of Study : 2

Course Semester : Fall (16 Weeks)

ECTS : 3

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

Learning Outcomes of the Course : Determines depositional processes and stratification.
Determines discordance and its types.
Learns the basic principles of stratigraphy.
Establishes stratigraphic correlation.

Mode of Delivery : Face-to-Face

Prerequisites and Co-Prerequisites : None

Recommended Optional Programme Components : None

Aim(s) of Course : To teach structures, relationships, environmental properties, bedding types and dating of the layered rocks

Course Contents : Stratigraphic principles and positions of layered rocks

Language of Instruction : Turkish

Work Place : Classroom of Dep. of Geological Engineering

  Course Outline /Schedule (Weekly) Planned Learning Activities
Week Subject Student's Preliminary Work Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
1 Introduction, history, definitions Reading references Presentation, discussion
2 Sedimentation, depositional processes Reading references Presentation, discussion
3 Stratification, bedding, bedding types Reading references Presentation, discussion
4 Properties of sedimentary rocks Reading references Presentation, discussion
5 Classification of sedimentary rocks Reading references Presentation, discussion
6 Stratigraphic units, lithostratigraphic, lithodem units Reading references Presentation, discussion
7 Stratigraphic units, Biostratigraphy, Chronostratigraphy, Geochronology and other units Reading references Presentation, discussion
8 Mid-term exam Exam preparation Written exam
9 Interruption in sedimentation, and types of discordance Reading references Presentation, discussion
10 sequence stratigraphy Reading references Presentation, discussion
11 Tectonics and their relationships with sedimentation Reading references Presentation, discussion
12 Geosynclines, their evolutions and classifications Reading references Presentation, discussion
13 Stratigraphic Correlation Reading references Presentation, discussion
14 Stratigraphical maps (I) Reading references Presentation, discussion
15 Stratigraphical maps (II) Reading references Presentation, discussion
16/17 Final exam Exam preparation Written exam

  Required Course Resources
Resource Type Resource Name
Recommended Course Material(s)  Kaya,O.; Orhan;Uygulamalı Stratigrafi Ders Kitabı
 Gökçen, Sungu L. , 1982; Stratigrafi İlkeleri Ders Notu
 Sayar, C.,1992; Biyostratigrafi;
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 4 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 3
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 4
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. 4
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. 4
11 Has an awareness of entrepreneuring and innovative subjects; knows and finds solutions for the new century 0
12 Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. 5
13 Realizes the social effects of identified solutions for geological problems. 4
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 5
16 Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language 4
17 Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications 4
18 Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. 4
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 4 2 8
    Mid-term Exams (Written, Oral, etc.) 1 2 2
    Final Exam 1 2 2
Total Workload: 68
Total Workload / 25 (h): 2.72
ECTS Credit: 3