Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703004012014GEOMORPHOLOGY OF TURKEYCompulsory474
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Geomorphological development of Turkey through the geological times.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assis. Prof. Dr. Aylin Karadaş
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding and perception of the earth-surface as scene of all natural processes and human activities.
2Understanding and perception of the earth-surface as scene of all natural processes and human activities.
3Understanding of dynamic nature of the earth crust and its effects on the landforms.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Comparison Geography-Geology-Geomorphology. Perception of their differences and relations. • Variety of geographical elements, their interactive progress in time: An application to Turkey. • The most influential geological and climatological events and their results on Turkey since the Miocene epoch which geographical characteristics of Turkey have formed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction: Comparison Geography-Geology-Geomorphology. Perception of their differences and relations.
2Massives. Basement structure of Turkey and an overview on the major massives.
3Plate tectonics. Plates which are effective on the structural geomorphology of Turkey, their movements and consequences.
4Geosynclinal. Meaning of geocynclinals in the structure of Turkey and their importance on the structural geomorphology
5Orogenesis. Orogenetic events and periods in Turkey and their effects on the structural geomorphology.
6Epeirogenesis. Epeirogenetic events in Turkey and their effects on the structural geomorphology.
7Volcanism. Distribution of volcanic areas in Turkey according to their types, importance and meaning of volcanism on the geomorphology of Turkey.
8Midterm (Visa)
9Mountains as a geographical element. Geomorphological formation and development of the mountains of Turkey.
10Regional differences of mountains in Turkey according to their structural characteristics
11Plateaus in the geomorphology of Turkey. Variety of plateaus according to their formation and development.
12Regional differences of plateaus in Turkey according to their structural characteristics.
13Basins in the geomorphology of Turkey. Geomorphological formation and development of the basins of Turkey.
14Valleys of Turkey. Formation of drainage pattern and its relation with structural lineations.
15Different morphologies of valleys in Turkey according to regional structural characteristics.
16Final
Recommended or Required Reading
Erinç: Jeomorfoloji I.DER Yayınları 284. İstanbul 2000. Erol : Türkiye’nin genç tektonik ve jeomorfolojik gelişimi. Türkiye Jeomorfologlar Derneği Jeomorfoloji Dergisi 11, 1-22. Ankara 1983. Kayan : 1996. Geomorphological outlines of Turkey. Archaeometry 94. The proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Archaeometry. Ankara 9-14 May 1994. (Ed. by ?. Demirci, A.M. Özer and G.D. Summers) p. 365-374. Published by TÜBİTAK, Ankara 1996. Rögl F. ve Steininger F.: Neogene Paratethys, Mediterranean and Indio-Pasific Seaways. Implications for the paleobiogeography of marine and terrestrial biotas. Fossils and Climate. Edited by P. Brenchley. 1984. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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
Criticising Paper21428
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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