Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703003172014ALLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY-IElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide all students understand alluvial geomorphology, palaeogeography, geoarchaeology and archaeometry concepts and the relationships between these concepts. It also provide to inquire about the concepts of alluvium, sediment grain size, grain size analysis and to learn making bore-hole drilling
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ertuğ Öner
Learning Outcomes
1To establish relationships between the concepts of alluvium, colluvium and soil.
2To understand bore-hole drilling method and to apply this method.
3To make sediment grain size analysis in the laboratory.
4To understand the concepts of alluvial geomorphology, palaeogeography, geoarchaeology, archaeometry.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
* Explaining alluvial geomorphology, palaeogeography, geoarchaeology and archaeometry concepts. * Explaining the relationships between the concept of alluvium, colluvium and soil. * Bore-hole drilling method. * Sediment grain size analysis.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the course, giving general information about the course, introducing the recommended books and articles.Lecture
2Giving information about the subject, purpose, methods and attendance of the course.Lecture
3Explaining the concepts of alluvium and alluvial geomorphology. Introducing the drilling tools and equipment.Lecture and practice
4Theoretical issues and to introducing the laboratory practice.Lecture and practice
5Explaining the alluvium, colluvium and soil concepts.Lecture
6An alluvial drilling application within the scope of a project carried out surroundings I.Field work
7An alluvial drilling application within the scope of a project carried out surroundings II.Field work
8Midterm exam.Exam
9Explaining fluvial geomorphology, alluvial geomorphology and alluvium concepts.Lecture
10Explaining water, erosion, transportation and deposition processes.Lecture
11Explaining the definition and formation of grain. Explaining grain size and measuring and classifying of grain size. Lecture
12Giving information about grain size analysis I; Explaining the concept of gravel and analysis methods of gravels.Lecture and practice
13Giving information about grain size analysis II; Explaining the concept of sand, silt, clay and analysis methods of them.Lecture and practice
14Making grain size analysis of the sediment samples taken from bore-hole drillings ILaboratory application
15Making grain size analysis of the sediment samples taken from bore-hole drillings IILaboratory application
16Final examExam
Recommended or Required Reading
Anderson R.S., Anderson S.P., 2010, Geomorphology: The Mechanics and Chemistry of Landscapes, Cambridge University Press. Committee on Alluvial Fan Flooding, National Research Council,1996 ,Alluvial Fan Flooding, National Academies Press. Dincauze D., 2008, Environmental archaeology: principles and practice, Cambridge University Press. Erinç, S. 1982. Jeomorfoloji I. İ.Ü, Edebiyat Fakültesi Yay. No: 2931. Kurter, A. - Hoşgören Y., 1986, Jeomorfoloji Tatbikatı. İ.Ü. Edebiyat Fakültesi Yay.No:1944. Lowe J., Walker M., 1997, Reconstructing quaternary environments, Prentice Hall; 2 ed. Mackay A., Battarbee R., Birks J., Oldfield F., 2005, Global Change in the Holocene, Hodder Arnold, London. Rapp G., Hill C, 1998, Geoarchaeology: The Earth-science Approach to Archaeological Interpretation, Yale University Press. Roberts N., 1998, The Holocene – An Environmental Review, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford. Roberts N., 2002,The Holocene: an environmental history, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford. Williams M., Dunkerley D., Decker P., Kershaw P., Chappell J. , 1998, Quaternary environments, A Hodder Arnold Publication.
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Laboratory15230
Report Preparation122
Self Study236
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading5210
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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