Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703003162014ALLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY-IIElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
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 understand the concepts of alluvial geomorphology, palaeogeography, geoarchaeology, archaeometry.
2To establish relationships between the concepts of alluvium, colluvium and soil.
3To understand bore-hole drilling method and to apply this method.
4To make sediment grain size analysis in the laboratory.
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
1Giving information about the subject, purpose, methods and attendance of the course. Overviewing the concepts of alluvium, geomorphology and alluvial geomorphology.Lecture
2The definition of alluvium and the relationship between alluvium and geomorphology. Explaining the contribution of alluvium to geomorphology.Lecture
3Explaining the erosion, transportation and deposition processes. Explaining the relationships between various concepts (grain, slope- grain, natural cement). Lecture
4Assessing alluvium, colluvium and soil concepts in terms of sedimentology and stratigraphy.Lecture
5Explaining the place and the meaning of alluvium in geological time scale (Quaternary - Holocene). Explaining the relationship between alluvium and human. Project presentation
6Overviewing the grain size analysis methods. Explaining gravel, sand, silt-clay analysis methods. Giving information about the grain size distribution. Lecture and practice
7Giving information about frequency histogram, frequency curve, and the cumulative frequency curve in terms of grain size distribution. Explaining how to draw and interpret them. (Logarithmic, Parabolic, Sigmoidal, Mixed).Lecture and practice
8Midterm exam.Exam
9Explaining the grain morphology. Explaining sphericity and roundness of the grain. Giving information about the shape of grain surface.Lecture and practice
10Explaining the transportation of grain. Traction (>1,0 mm), Saltation (0,1-1,0 mm), Suspension (<0,1 mm), Solution.Lecture
11Giving information about the accumulation of grains. Lecture
12An alluvial drilling application within the scope of a project carried out surroundings I.Field work
13An alluvial drilling application within the scope of a project carried out surroundings II.Field work
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
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
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