Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703001082014PRINCIPLES OF GEOMORPHOLOGYCompulsory124
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of this course is providing basic information on various processes and agents that plays role on landforms. In addition, role of different geological structures and processes, morhoclimatic regions will also be in account.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assis. Prof. Dr. Aylin Karadaş
Learning Outcomes
1To gain geographical importance of landforms
2To understand the role of basement rocks and climate on the landform development.
3To understand the role of events in pedogenesis.
4To identify the landslides and other mass movements
5Understand relationships between landforms and other environmental elements
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definitions of geomorphology and its relations with geography, Historical development of geomorphology, The role of internal and external forces on landforms development, External agents and processes
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definitions of geomorphology, its relations with geography and other sciencesLecture
2Historical development of geomorphology: Ancient to Medieval agesLecture
3Historical development of geomorphology: 17. – 20. centuriesLecture
4An overview of geomorphological processesLecture
5Weathering : Chemical weatheringLecture
6Weathering: Mechanical weatheringLecture
7Pedogenesis and soil typesLecture
8Pedology in geomorphological researchLecture
9Midterm exam
10Mass movements: slow movementsLecture
11Mass movements: fast movements, landslidesLecture
12The role of mass movements in geomorphologyLecture
13Morphogenetic regionsLecture
14Erosional cycleLecture
15GeochronologyLecture
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Erinç, S., 2000, Jeomorfoloji I (5.Baskı),Der Yayınları, İstanbul. Flint, R.F., Skinner, B.J., 1974, Physical Geology, John Wiley&Sons, New York. Strahler, A. N., 1975, Physical Geography. 4. Ed. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York. Hoşgören, M. Y., 2002, Jeomorfolojinin Ana Çizgileri, Der Yayınları, İstanbul.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study8432
Individual Study for Mid term Examination2714
Individual Study for Final Examination2714
Reading7428
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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