Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
TSM302SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION ENGINEERING Elective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide understanding severity and types of erosion, the factors effective on erosion and results of erosion, and to provide planning the precaution type to be taken against erosion determining the parameters used by erosion estimation methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Huriye UYSAL
Learning Outcomes
1Able to describe problems of arable land,
2Able to explain causes of soil erosion and effective factors,
3Able to compute amount of soil loss by water erosion
4Capable of precaution type to be taken against water erosion,
5Able to choice plant species to be grow in areas effected by erosion and make land use planning.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Soil erosion in Turkey, Types of erosion (water and wind erosion), Classification of water erosion, The factors affecting water erosion, Universal Soil Loss Equation, The measures to be taken against water erosion, the measures to be taken against wind erosion.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The importance of erosion in Turkey and spread areasLaboratory presentation
2Classification of water erosion ( raindrop erosion and sheet erosion)Laboratory studies and evaluation
3Rill and gully erosions and specific types of erosionLaboratory studies and evaluation
4The factors affecting water erosion ( climate, topography, surface roughness)Laboratory studies and evaluation
5The factors affecting water erosion ( basin size and shape and the physical properties of soils )Laboratory studies and evaluation
6The effects of soil chemical properties and vegetation and human factors on water erosion.Laboratory studies and evaluation
7The measures to be taken against water erosion ( contour plowing, agriculture with mulch and stubble, rotation )Laboratory studies and evaluation
8Classification of strip cropping, application and classification of terracesLaboratory studies and evaluation
9Types of terrace and projectingLaboratory studies and evaluation
10Midterms
11Calculating of soil loss by the water erosionLaboratory studies and evaluation
12Wind erosion and moving shapes of soils by the windLaboratory studies and evaluation
13The factors affecting wind erosion, the measures to be taken against wind erosionLaboratory studies and evaluation
14Practice examination
15Final examination
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Taysun,A.,1989. Toprak ve Su Korunumu Ders Notları. E.Ü. Ziraat Fak. No:92-III, Bornova-İzmir. 2.Morgan,R.P.C.,1995. Soil Erosion and Conservation, London,ISBN 0-582-24492-7. 3.Boardman,J.,Foster,I.D.L., Dearing,J.A.,1990. Soil Erosion on Agricultural Land. John Wiley and Sons, England,ISBN 0-471-92602
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Quiz224
Attending Lectures5210
Practice14228
Seminar111
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination5210
Individual Study for Final Examination500
Reading428
Report11212
Individual Study for Quiz2816
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)121
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO155 55 
LO255    
LO355    
LO455    
LO555 555
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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