Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703001132014INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHYCompulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of this course unit is to provide comprehensive knowledge about the past of and recent developments in geography discipline and to teach the basic concepts (space, place, region etc.) and subdivisions of geography.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. İlkay Südaş
Learning Outcomes
1After taking this course, the students can; Have knowledge about the past and development of geography as scientific discipline
2Learn the evolution, different definitions and approaches of geography until its emergence as an academic discipline,
3Apprehend the basic concepts of geography (place, space, rgion, scale etc.) and its distinctive characteristics from the other disciplines
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Outlines of the history of geography and its basic concepts.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1A general discussion about the connotations of geographyDiscussion
2Accumulation of spatial knowledge in the pre-geographical periodLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
3Geography in the Ancient TimeLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
4Classical (Early modern) PeriodLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
5Modern GeographyLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
6Developments in geography since the 50s in a nutshellLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation, text reading
7Developments in geography since the 50s in a nutshellLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation, text reading
8Mid-term examWritten exam
9The language of Geography: Basic concepts Lecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
10LocationLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
11SpaceLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
12PlaceLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
13DistanceLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
14RegionLecturing, discussion, PPT presentation
15A general discussion before the final examDiscussion
16Final examWritten exam
Recommended or Required Reading
ARI, Y. 2005. 20. Yüüzyılda Amerikan Coğrafyasının Gelişimi. (Editör). Çizgi Kitabevi. Konya BEKAROĞLU, E., A. R. ÖZDEMİR. 2014. Bir Disiplinin İç Dünyası: Modern Türk Coğrafyası Üzerine Söyleşiler. İdil Yayıncılık. İstanbul. KNOX, P. L., S. A. MARSTON. 2012. Human Geography: Places and Regions in a Global Context. Prentice Hall. MASSEY, D. 2005. For Space. Sage Publications. London ÖZGÜÇ, N, E. TÜMERTEKİN. 2010. Coğrafya: Geçmiş, Kavramlar, Coğrafyacılar. Çantay Kitabevi. İstanbul PATTISON, W. 2003. “Coğrafyanın Dört Geleneği” (Çeviren: Y. ARI) Ege Coğrafya Dergisi 12 (2): 119-125 TÜMERTEKİN, E., N. ÖZGÜÇ. 2012. Beşeri Coğarfya: İnsan, Kültür, Mekân. Çantay Kitabevi. 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
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination177
Individual Study for Final Examination177
Reading24248
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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