Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001014112014ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER POLLUTIONCompulsory473
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of this lesson is to explain how the nature works, ways of using the nature so far and currently and its way of being disordered, and what can be done to protect it. It also aims at explaining how the natural and source problems are interrelated and how to understand and manage these problems in an integrated way on global, national and local basis.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.H.Göknur ŞİŞMAN AYDIN, Doç.Dr.Mehmet AKSU
Learning Outcomes
1 Being able to explain the pollution, pollution variety, environmental deformation, sources and population
2Ecosystems; major ecosystem types; coastal area, importance of the wetland areas. Being able to define the changes affecting the ecosystem
3Air sources and air pollution, climate, global warming, depletion of the ozone layer and being able to explain impacts of the nuclear war.
4Water sources and water pollution; water supply, use of water sources and their renewal. Being able to discuss the reasons of some disasters as a problem of water sources, flooding and drought.
5Polluted drinking water, management of the water sources, pollution of the rivers, lakes, oceans, and ground waters; being able to explain the water rights and water treatment.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Population, sources, environmental degradation and pollution. Ecosystems; major types of ecosystems (coastal zone, importance of inland wet-lands, changes affecting ecosystems). Air sources and air pollution, climate, global warming, ozone depletion and nuclear war. Water sources and water pollution (supply, renewal and use of water sources, water sources problems; Floods and droughts, contaminated drinking water, water source managements, pollution of streams and lakes, ocean pollution, groundwater pollution, working with nature to purify sewage, water rights). Soil sources and hazardous waste (soil erosion, soil conservation and land-use control, restoring soil fertility, soil and water contamination).Living resources and there is sustainable use.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Populations, natural sources, environmental deformation and pollution.
2Natural sources, environmental degradation, natural source types as potential renewable sources. Varieties of the natural sources and their scarcity.
3Pollution origin, its effects and controls
4Population increase, using resources, relationships between the environment and pollution. Cultural changes, ethics and the environment. Main cultural changes and environmental ethics.
5Air sources and its pollution. The effects of the air pollution on the live organisms and its control. Climatic changes, global warming, depletion of the ozone layer and nuclear war.
6Global warming and increase in the greenhouse effect. Effects of the global warming and climatic changes on the biologic diversity, ecosystem and vegetations. Reducing the global warming. Depletion of the ozone layer on the stratosphere, its potential impact and conservation. The effects of the nuclear war and its possible effects on the climate and biologic diversity.
7MID-TERM EXAM
8Water sources and their pollution, water supply, use and renewal of the water sources, problems related to the water sources.Investigation on Major environmental problems of Turkey
9Management for Flood, drought and contaminated water sourcesInvestigation on Water resources of Turkey
10Major water pollution types and their control. River, lake and ocean pollution. Water pollution and its control.Alternatives to the large scale treatment plants. Re-using waste waters and swage over land. The purification of the drinking wastes. Ground waters pollution and control
11Soil sources and their pollution. Major soil types, their composition, structure, porosity and pH. Soil erosion, soil conservation. Classification of the lands and application of the land control. Literatur research on Contamination of food resources and discussion
12The renewal of the soil fertility, irrigation problems.Literatur research on Contamination of noise and discussion
13Sustainable use of biological resourses
14Presentation of term work
15Presentation of term work
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Parlak H., (2003) Çevre ve su kirliliği ders notları. Miller, G.T. (1991). Environmental Science.Wadsworth Publishing Company Belmont,California.USA. Uslu O.,Türkman A.,(1987). Su kirliliği ve su kontrolü. T.C.Başbakanlık Çevre Genel Müdürlüğü Yayınları Dizisi. Ankara.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
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 Examination111
Final Examination111
Quiz428
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14114
Report Preparation155
Report Presentation111
Self Study5210
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)98
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO15 4 4 45 4   
LO25     45     
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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