Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703004102014NATURAL DISASTERSElective484
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of this course is to provide the studens basic concepts on types, importance, properties and distribution of the natural disasters.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Ass. Prof. Dr. Lütfi İhsan SEZER
Learning Outcomes
1To evaluate existing geographical information.
2To recognize and understand the natural disasters as a environmental problem.
3To interpret the spatial relationship between events.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
* Definitions and concepts * Types of disaster. * Natural disasters * Human disasters
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, literature sources, tools and materials.Expression
2Definitions and concepts.Expression
3Types of disaster.Expression
4Natural disasters.Expression
5Landslides.Expression
6Earthquakes and volcanoes.Expression
7Avalanches.Expression
8Frost events.Expression
9Floods Expression
10Midterm exam.
11Hail, blizzard.Expression
12Drought.Expression
13Storms, foggy daysExpression
14Natural forest firesExpression
15Lightning.Expression
16Final exam.
Recommended or Required Reading
K. SMITH, Enviromental Hazards, Assessing Ring and Reducing Disaster, Second Edition, 1996, London Cemalettin ŞAHİN. Türkiye Afetler Coğrafyası, Gazi Üniversitesi Yayın No:172, Gazi Eğitim Fakültesi Yayın No:21, 1991,Ankara
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
Practice818
Self Study428
Individual Study for Mid term Examination2714
Individual Study for Final Examination2714
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)118
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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