Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703002092014FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGYCompulsory234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of this course is providing fundamental knowledge to students on the role of rivers as a landform agent. In course, students gain the fluvial processes and development mechanisms of fluvial landforms.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assis. Prof. Dr. Aylin Karadaş
Learning Outcomes
1To gain geographical importance of landforms
2To understand the role rivers on the landform development
3To understand the channel mechanics
4To identify the fluvial erosional and depositional landforms
5To understand relationships between fluvial landforms and other environmental elements
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Fluvial erosion, Fluvial deposition, Erosional and depositional landforms, Drainage patterns and their developments
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definitions of fluvial geomorphology, its relations with geography and other sciencesLecture
2River mechanics I: Lateral erosionLecture
3River mechanics II: Backward erosionLecture
4Erosional landformsLecture
5River mechanics III: Sediment transportationLecture
6River mechanics IV: DepositionLecture
7Depositional landforms I: Intra-mountain plains, cones and fans, piedmontsLecture
8Depositional landforms II: Alluvial plainsLecture
9Midterm exam
10Depositional landforms III: DeltaLecture
11Drainage patternsLecture
12Construction of drainage and valley developmentLecture
13EpigenesisLecture
14Antecedent Lecture
15Stream captureLecture
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. Knighton, D.,1998, Fluvial Forms and Processes, John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York. Strahler, A.N., 1975, Physical Geography, 4.Ed. John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York.
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 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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