Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
TED302SOIL SURVEY AND MAPPING SYSTEMS Elective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Determining physical, chemical and morphogenetic properties of soil by use of cartographic materials, soil sampling and according to results of their laboratory analysis and observations at fieldworks, creating soil mapping units and their descriptions. Determining land use capability classes according to results of field observation and reports of laboratory analysis
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yusuf KURUCU
Learning Outcomes
1Learning how to use cartographic and other materials for soil survey
2Learning how to make a fielwok plans and describing geological and geomofphological aspects of land at fields, soil profile descripting and classification
3Interpretting results of fieldwoks observation and laboratory analyses
4Learning soil mapping technics
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Giving information on catographic materials, drawing boundary of soil units and giving symbol of each unit, soil mapping for different aims and writing soil survey report
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Information of soil survey and mapping, general use of the mapInformation of soil survey equipman, cartographic materials
2Cartographic materials for soil survey and soil sampling, other necessary equipment and chemicalsUse of cartographic materials
3Different types of soil maps and their propertiesData extraxting from different types of soil maps
4Soil mapping techniquesDrawing boundaries of soil map units according to different mapping system, using a present case study
5Soil profile descriptionsSoil profile description on slayts and photos
6 Fieldwork planning Preparing equipments and necessary maps for fielwork, determining observation points on cartographic materials.
7Land and plant cover description at the fielwork, Land classification systems and national laws for soil protectionPreparing equipments and necessary maps for fielwork, determining observation points on cartographic materials.
8Mid term ExamDeterminig land use types on stereo pair of airphotos using mirror stereoscop
9Determinig land use capability calsses and soil taxonomyDeterminig land properties and land use capablity classification on stereo pair of airphotos using mirror stereoscop
10Description of land forms and its relations to soil formationDeterminig physiographic unints on stereo pair of airphotos using mirror stereoscop
11Formation of coastal zones, their classificationDeterminig physiographic unints on stereo pair of airphotos using mirror stereoscop
12Interpretation fieldworks obseravtion and results of laboratory analyes and determination of soil unit boundaries Fieldwork
13Interpretation fieldworks obseravtion and results of laboratory analyes and determination of soil unit boundaries Fieldwork
14Desining a soil map and its detail reportsDesigning soil map and soil survey report as an example, using result of fielwork obseravations and previous works
15Desining a soil map and its detail reportsDesigning soil map and soil survey report as an example, using result of fielwork obseravations and previous works
16Final examPractice Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Altınbaş, U., 1996. Toprak Etüt ve Haritalama (Ders Kitabı). E.U.Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, No: 521, Bornova/İzmir. Ayers, R. S. & Westcot, D. W., 1989. Water quality for agriculture. FAO, Irrigation and Drainage Paper 29 Rev. 1, Rome, 174 Fresenius, W., Quentin, K.E. & Schneider, W., 1988. Water Analysis. A practical Guide to Physico-Chemical, Chemical and Microbiological Water Examination and Quality Assurance. ISBN 3-540-17723-X Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, 802 p. Soil Survey Staff, 1951. Soil Survey Manual. U.S. Dept. Agr. Handbook No:18. U.S. Goverment Printing Office. Washington Soil Survey Staff, 1972. Aerial Photo Interpretation in classifying and Mapping Soils. U.S. Dept. Agr. Handbook No:294. U.S. Goverment Printing Office. Washington. Şenol, S., U. Dinç, 1994. Kartografya. Ç.U. Ziraat Fak. Genel Yayın No: 89. Adana. Toprak Su Genel Mudurluğu, 1968. Toprak Etudleri Standartları. T.C. Köy İşleri Bakanlığı, Toprak su Genel Mudurluğu. Ankara. U.S. Salinity Laboratory Staff, 1954. Diagnosis and Improvement of Saline and Alkaline Soils. USDA, Washington.
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 Examination144
Attending Lectures14456
Field Work2816
Report Preparation11414
Report Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Laboratory Examination166
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO142  33
LO242  33
LO342  33
LO442  33
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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