Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125091998Soil Organic MatterElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach to students defining source, formation, structur and properties of organic matter in soil.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Nur OKUR
Learning Outcomes
1Able to connect between soil quality and soil organic matter.
2Able to apply soil organic matter analyses and evaluate the results.
3Able to make a list of the applications affecting soil organic matter.
4Able to define importance of soil organic matter.
5Capable of defining the role of soil organic matter in soil-plant relationships.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Sources, formation, chemical structur, classification anf importance respect of soil fertility of soil organic matter.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Importance of soil organic matterLaboratory 1
2Sources of soil organic matterLaboratory 2
3Formation of soil organic matterLaboratory 3
4Properties of soil organic matterLaboratory 4
5Decomposition of soil organic matterLaboratory 5
6Decomposition activity of soil microorganismsLaboratory 6
7Progression of decay in satges: Microbial successionLaboratory 7
8HumificationLaboratory 8
9MineralizationLaboratory 9
10Midterms
11Determining decomposition ratesLaboratory 10
12Importance of soil organic matter respect of soil qualityLaboratory 11
13Importance of soil organic matter respect of soil fertilityLaboratory 12
14Practice examination
15Final examination
16
Recommended or Required Reading
Allison, F.E. 1973.Soil organic matter and its role in crop production. Elsevier Science Publishing, New York. Jenkinson, D.S. 1988. Soil organic matter and its dynamics. pp. 564-707. In A.Wild (ed.) Russell's soil conditions and plant growth. 11th ed. John Wiley and Sons,New York. Tate, R.L. 1987. Soil organic matter. Biological and ecological effects. John Wiley and Sons,New York.
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13226
Practice13226
Report Preparation11010
Report Presentation122
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Laboratory Examination122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)212
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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