Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703001092014GENERAL GEOLOGYCompulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This basic science course is all about fundamental understanding of the earth-forming materials like minerals, rocks, and the geological processes that occur on and within the Earth, the source of energy that drive these processes, and an understanding of how these processes have given rise to present state of the Earth through time, and how they continue to affect our lives in future.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Ecmel ERLAT
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to explain the structure, composition and history of the Earth
2Be able to use geology to explain and describe the physical process that create and modify the natural environment, and their impact on humankind from local scales to global scales.
3Be able to explain the theory of plate tectonics and its significance in the configuration and development of Earth’s continents and oceans.
4Have learned to global processes and their role in shaping the Earth.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The introduction of the general geology, theory of plate tectonics and terrestrial globe cycles, geology and mineral chemistry of the crust, the rock forming mineral groups, the classification of rocks, and earth history.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to general geology Expression
2The structure of the earth. Expression
3Physical and chemical properties of rocks in Earth's crust.Expression
4The theory of plate tectonics, the evolution of plate tectonic theory, modern plate mechanics and major tectonic structures on the Earth. Expression
5Major tectonic features including ocean ridges, continental rifts and rift margins, transform faults, subduction zones and orogenic belts.Expression
6The major groups of rock forming mineralsExpression
7General characteristics of igneous rocks, chemical and physical propertiesExpression
8Midterms (Visa)
9Formation of basic igneous rocks, igneous rock types.Expression
10Sedimentary environments and sedimentary structures of rock formationsExpression
11General properties of sedimentary rocks, Basics of classification of sedimentary rocks Expression
12Fossils in sedimentary rock samples from the fossil record and decisive.Expression
13General characteristics of metamorphic rocks, metamorphism, basic metamorphic rock groupsExpression
14Earth’s geologic history: geological time scales Expression
15Development of the continental land masses and their movement with time, formation of mountains and ocean basins, evolution of the atmosphere, origin of life and the evolution of plants, invertebrates and vertebrates.Expression
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Baykal, F., 1974. Historik Jeoloji. İstanbul Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Yayınları, Rektörlük no. 2002, fakülte no. 127. Fen Fakültesi Basımevi, ikinci baskı, 436s., İstanbul. Dietrich, R. V. and B. J. Skinner (1979). Rocks and Minerals. John Wiley and Sons, New York. Glass, B. P. (1982). Introduction to Planetary Geology. Cambridge Univ. Press, New York. İnan, N., 2006. Paleontoloji (Fosil Bilim). Seçkin Yayıncılık, Sözkesen Matbaası, Ankara, 204 s. ISBN: 975 02 0136 1 İnan, N. ve Taslı, K., 2006. Tarihsel Jeoloji. Mersin Üniversitesi Yayınları, yayın no. 15, Can Matbaacılık, 112s., Mersin, ISBN: 975-6900-19-9. Karaman, M.E. ve Kibici, Y., 2008. Temel Jeoloji Prensipleri. Akdeniz Üniversitesi Mühendislik Fakültesi Jeoloji Mühendisliği Bölümü, 400 s. Ketin, İ., 1977. Genel Jeoloji: Cilt 1 - Yerbilimlerine Giriş. İTÜ Maden Fakültesi, İTÜ Matbaası, 597. Morris, P. & Keith, R. 1998. Interpreting Earth history: A manual in historical geology. McGraw-Hill College. ISBN: 0 697282902
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
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading22856
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)114
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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