Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ARZ301METHODS OF LAND QUALITY CLASSES Elective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
All the features of the soils should be put forward in order to identify and resolve its current problems for the sustainable use of pruduction areas. Therefore, detailed soil survey and mapping work is of major importance. Emphasizing importance of land quality and evaluation methods in determining sustainable land uses is the purpose of this course.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Mustafa BOLCA
Learning Outcomes
1Able to learn definition and goals objectives of Land evaluation
2Able to learn principles and factors of the land assessment
3Able to identify The land characteristics and its criteria
4Able to identify emphasizing importance of land quality assessment method and defining of land quality classes
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The content of this course, definition and objectives of the land assessment, soil and terrain factors in land assessment, land evaluation methods, land quality classes will be explained in detail.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1THE DEFINITION OF THE LANDABLE TO USE MAP IN THE LAND EVALUATION
2THE IDENTIFICATION OF LAND ASSESSMENT ABLE TO USE MAP LEGEND
3LAND QUALITYDIFFERENT MAP TYPES
4THE OBJECTIVES OF THE LAND EVALUATIONDIFFERENT MAP TYPES
5THE PRINCIPLES OF THE LAND EVALUATIONSOIL MAP AND ITS PROPERTIES
6SOIL FACTORS IN THE LAND EVALUATE IDENTIFYING LEGEND OF THE SOIL MAPS
7SOIL FACTORS IN THE LAND EVALUATE IDENTIFYING LEGEND OF THE SOIL MAPS
8MIDTERMMIDTERM EXAM WEEK
9LAND FACTORS IN THE LAND EVALUATE IDENTIFYING LEGEND OF THE SOIL MAPS
10LAND FACTORS IN THE LAND EVALUATE OBTAINING IDENTIFICATION BELONGS TO SOIL AND ENVIRONMENT FROM SOIL MAP
11LAND CHARACTERISTICS, LAND QUALITIES AND THE DISTINCTIVE CRITERIAOBTAINING IDENTIFICATION BELONGS TO SOIL AND ENVIRONMENT FROM SOIL MAP
12LAND-USE TYPESDETERMINING HARMONIZATION BETWEEN LAND USE TYPES AND DEMANDS OF SOIL AND ENVIRONMENT
13LAND EVALUATION METHODS DETERMINING HARMONIZATION BETWEEN LAND USE TYPES AND DEMANDS OF SOIL AND ENVIRONMENT
14 LAND EVALUATION METHODSDETERMINING HARMONIZATION BETWEEN LAND USE TYPES AND DEMANDS OF SOIL AND ENVIRONMENT
15LAND QUALITY CLASSESPRACTICE EXAM
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Dengiz, O., Baramin, İ., Yüksel, M. 2003. Geographing and Remote Evaluation of Beypazari Area Soils ILSEN 1. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 27;s:145-153. FAO, 1973. Soil Survey Interpretation for Engineering Purposes. Rome. FAO, 1996. Guidelines for Land Use Planning. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Inter-Departmental Working Group on LAnd Use Planning, 121 pages, Rome, Italy. Şenol, S. 1995. Arazi Değerlendirme. Çukurova Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Toprak bölümü Ders Noları. Adana p.38. Şenol, S. ve Tekeş, Y. 1995. Arazi Değerlendirme ve arazi Kullanım Planlaması amacıyla Geliştirilmiş Bir Bilgisayar Modeli. İ. Akalan Toprak ve Çevre Sempozyumu, Ankara. The Word Bank, 2006. Sustainable Land Management. Challenges, Opportunities, and Trade-offs, Washington D.C. Yomralıoğlu, T., 2000. Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri. Temel Kavramlar ve Uygulamalar, Seç Ofset, İstanbul.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Makeup Examination111
Attending Lectures12224
Practice12224
Question-Answer12112
Team/Group Work212
Field Trip2816
Self Study212
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12224
Individual Study for Final Examination1200
Homework122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)109
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1 4    
LO2     3
LO3 4 4 3
LO4    4 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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