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Faculty of Letters - Geography - First Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Department of Geography was established in 1980 as a part of the “Faculty of Social Sciences” which was later renamed as “Faculty of Letters”. The Department gave its first undergraduates in 1984. Currently, the Department of Geography provides a four-year undergraduate program and postgraduate programs on GIS, human geography and physical geography.
Qualification Awarded
The Bachelor's Degree in Geography( first cycle in Geography) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum
Level of Qualification
First Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The general requirements explained in “General Admission Requirements” of Information on the Institution part are applied for admission of students.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Also successful vocational school graduates to continue their educaiton to obtain Bachelor’s degrees if they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) are admitted. The courses to be taken by these students are determined by the relevant department, on the basis of courses they have completed in the programs from which they have graduated. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University and hence of the Department is not an exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS).
Profile of The Programme
The aim of the four-year undergraduate program is provide scientific knowledge on the discipline of geography and other relate disciplines as well. The course program includes compulsory and optional courses considering the current social needs and recent progress in geography. Students can prepare a dissertation in the fourth year under the supervision of an academic in the Department. The Department of Geography has two main sub-branches namely “Human and Economic Geography” and “Physical Geography”. The basis topics of the courses in physical geography sub-branch are landforms (geomorphology), climate (climatology), waters (terrestrial hydrography and oceanography) and biogeography. Within the human geography sub-branch, on the other hand, courses are given on population, culture, settlement, agriculture, industry and economics. Students have to take courses from both sub-branches. Some of the courses are on the countries and regions such as Central Asian countries, Middle East, the Caucasians and regions of Turkey.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of the Geography Department mostly work as teachers for various schools. In recent years, the number of geography teachers in private educational institutions has increased. Graduates can find positions in related state intuitions other than schools in less numbers. However, GIS, which has become a popular specialization within geography, provides the graduates to find job in this area (The undergraduate program includes various courses of GIS).
Access to Further Studies
The graduates holding Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to Master’s Degree programmes at national level and /or international level both in the same and in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students have to attend the classes and exams. The attendance of the students is followed by the lecturer. Each course has a written mid-term exam. The program of the exams is announced in the first month of a term. A final exam is held in the end of the term for each course. Provided that a valid excuse is declared (for example, health problems), a student can take an excuse examination. The score of a course is calculated with the 40% contribution of the mid-term exam and 60% contribution of the final exam. Scores may be affected by attendance, seminars given and papers written as to the consideration of the lecturer.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of the Department. Prof. Dr. Şevket Işık, Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Geography, Bornova, 35100 İzmir, Turkey Sevket.i@ege.edu.tr Tel. 0090 232 311 13 17 Fax: 0090 232 3881102 ECTS Coordinator Dr. Kirami ÖLGEN Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Geography, Bornova, 35100 İzmir, Turkey Kirami.olgen@ege.edu.tr Tel. 0090 232 311 13 32 Fax: 0090 232 3881102
Facilities
Department of Geography has an "aluvial geomorphology laboratuary" and a "GIS laboratuary" open to students for the related courses.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Know today’s world and Turkey well and comprehend the multidimensionality of the contemporary issues
2Have basic and general knowledge of natural and social sciences.
3Become skilful at evaluating existing information and to produce knowledge.
4Become skilful at using tools and methods such as basic information technologies, statistics and cartography
5To be able to work with geographical technologies such as GIS and remote sensing
6To understand the importance of interdisciplinary studies and work in joint projects
7Be able to integrate the theoretical knowledge with practises like laboratory and filed work.
8Interpret the issues such as regional inequality, climate change, urbanization, sustainability, international migration, environmental problems from a wide perspective.
9Research, evaluate and present the geographical topics systematically
10Relate the spatial components and interpret the relationships between physical and human characteristics.
11Use the background knowledge obtained during the program on evaluation of national and international issues.
12Be skilful at verbal and written self expression and individual work
13Have ethic responsibility on profession

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
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3
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703001072014 CARTOGRAPHY-I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
2 703001152014 COMPUTER COURSE-I Compulsory 3 0 0 3
3 703001112014 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 5
4 703001032014 FOREIGN LANGUAGE I Compulsory 4 0 0 4
5 703001092014 GENERAL GEOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
6 703001132014 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
7 703001022014 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
8 703001052014 TRANSITION INTO UNIVERSITY LIFE Compulsory 2 0 0 2
9 703001012014 TURKISH LANGUAGE I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 21 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703001062014 CARTOGRAPHY-II Compulsory 2 0 0 5
2 703001142014 COMPUTER COURSE-II Compulsory 3 0 0 3
3 703001122014 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 5
4 703001042014 FOREIGN LANGUAGE II Compulsory 4 0 0 4
5 703001102014 POPULATION GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 5
6 703000942014 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 703001082014 PRINCIPLES OF GEOMORPHOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
8 703000922014 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 19 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703002112014 BASIC STATISTICS Compulsory 2 0 0 4
2 703002072014 CLIMATOLOGY-I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
3 703002132014 COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 EDEFAKORTAKHAVUZ1 FACULTY ELECTIVE I Elective - - - 2
5 703002092014 FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
6 703002052014 GEOGRAPHY OF MIGRATION Compulsory 2 0 0 5
7 703002032014 GEOGRAPHY OF RURAL SETTLEMENTS Compulsory 2 0 0 4
8 703002012014 GLOBAL ECONOMICS Compulsory 2 0 0 4
Total 16 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703002022014 AGRICULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 5
2 703002082014 CLIMATOLOGY-II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
3 EDEFAKORTAKHAVUZ2 FACULTY ELECTIVE II Elective - - - 2
4 703002042014 GEOGRAPHY OF URBAN SETTLEMENTS Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 703002102014 HYDGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 5
6 703002062014 REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 5
7 703002122014 STATISTICAL GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 5
Total 14 0 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703003012014 CLIMATE TYPES Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 703003032014 ECOLOGICAL VEGETATION GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 EDECOGSCMDERS1 ELECTIVE I Elective - - - 12
4 703003052014 GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS-I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 703003072014 INDUSTRIAL GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 703003112014 RESEARCH METHODS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 703003092014 TOURISM GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 12 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703003042014 APPLICATIONS IN CLIMATOLOGY-II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 EDECOGSCMDERS2 ELECTIVE II Elective - - - 12
3 703003062014 INDUSTRIAL GEOGRAPHY OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 703003022014 MAP READING AND ANALYSIS Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 703003002014 SETTLEMENT GEOFRAPHY OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 703003082014 TOURISM GEOGRAPHY OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 703003102014 VEGETATION GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 12 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703004052014 CLIMATE CHANGES Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 EDECOĞSÇMDERS3 ELECTIVE III Elective - - - 16
3 703004012014 GEOMORPHOLOGY OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 703004032014 TURKISH ECONOMY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 703004072014 URBANIZATION IN TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 8 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703004042014 CLIMATE OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 EDECOGSCMDERS4 ELECTIVE IV Elective - - - 16
3 703004002014 GLOBALIZATION Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 703004022014 POPULATION GEOGRAPHY OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 703004062014 VEGETATION GEOGRAPHY OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
Total 8 0 0 30
 
FACULTY ELECTIVE I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 701002532012 POETRY IN MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
2 702002552012 HISTORY OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Elective 2 0 0 2
3 703002372007 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMY Elective 2 0 0 2
4 705002772012 MYTHOLOGY AND CULTURE Elective 2 0 0 2
5 706002752012 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Elective 2 0 0 2
6 707002432012 BASIC PSYCHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
7 707002452012 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
8 708002452007 GENERAL SOCIOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
9 710002532012 HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
10 712002552014 ART HISTORY Elective 2 0 0 2
11 713002232007 MYTHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
12 721002512016 INTRODUCTION TRANSLATION (ENGLISH) Elective 2 0 0 2
FACULTY ELECTIVE II
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 701002542012 NOVEL AND STROY IN MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
2 702002562012 HISTORY OF THE MODERN AND CONTENPORARY AGE CIVILIZATIONS Elective 2 0 0 2
3 703002362007 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 2
4 705002782012 MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
5 706002762012 PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPY Elective 2 0 0 2
6 707002482012 HUMAN DEVELEMENT Elective 2 0 0 2
7 707002562016 SOCIAL GENDER Elective 2 0 0 2
8 708002422007 MODERN SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES Elective 2 0 0 2
9 710002522012 CULTURAL STUDIES Elective 2 0 0 2
10 712002542012 ART HISTORY Elective 2 0 0 2
11 713002402012 ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANATOLIA Elective 2 0 0 2
12 721002482016 INTRODUCTION TRANSLATION II (ENGLISH) Elective 2 0 0 2
ELECTIVE I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703003132014 AEGEAN REGION OF TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
2 703003152014 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS Elective 2 0 0 4
3 703003172014 ALLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY-I Elective 3 0 0 4
4 703003192014 GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST Elective 2 0 0 4
5 703003212014 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY-I Elective 2 0 0 4
6 703003232014 MARMARA REGION OF TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
7 703003252014 KARST TOPOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 4
8 703003272014 METHODS OF DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS Elective 2 0 0 4
9 703003292014 STRUCTURAL GEOMORPHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 4
10 703003312014 EUROPEAN CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 4
11 703003332014 COASTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 4
ELECTIVE II
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703003122014 GEOMORPHOLOGICAL MAPPING Elective 2 0 0 4
2 703003142014 GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS-II Elective 2 0 0 4
3 703003162014 ALLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY-II Elective 3 0 0 4
4 703003182014 EUROPEAN UNION Elective 2 0 0 4
5 703003202014 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY-II Elective 2 0 0 4
6 703003222014 GEOGRAPHY OF ENERGY Elective 2 0 0 4
7 703003242014 RESEARCH IN URBAN GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 4
8 703003262014 GEOGRAPHY OF TRANSPORTATION Elective 2 0 0 4
9 703003282014 CLIMATIC GEOMORPHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 4
10 703003302014 MEDITERRANEAN REGION OF TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
11 703003322014 BLACK SEA REGION OF TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
ELECTIVE III
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703004092014 MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 4
2 703004112014 SOIL GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 4
3 703004132014 ALLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY-III Elective 3 0 0 4
4 703004152014 APPLICATIONS IN GIS-I Elective 2 0 0 4
5 703004172014 LOCAL TOURISM Elective 2 0 0 4
6 703004192014 CENTRAL ANATOLIAN REGION OF TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
7 703004212014 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 4
8 703004232014 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
9 703004272014 BEHAVIORAL GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 4
10 703004292014 RESEARCH PROJECTS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 4
ELECTIVE IV
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 703004082014 PALEOGEOGRAPHY OF TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
2 703004102014 NATURAL DISASTERS Elective 2 0 0 4
3 703004122014 ECONOMICAL PROBLEMS IN TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
4 703004142014 ALLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY -IV Elective 3 0 0 4
5 703004162014 APPLICATIONS IN GIS -II Elective 2 0 0 4
6 703004182014 INTERNATIONAL TOURISM Elective 2 0 0 4
7 703004202014 EASTERN AND O SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIAN REGION OF TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
8 703004242014 INTERNATIONAL POPULATION MOVEMENTS IN TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 4
9 703004262014 APPLIED TOURISM GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 4
10 703004282014 GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEASTERN ASIA Elective 2 0 0 4
 
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