Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Earthquakes and plate tectonics theory, the kinematic properties of the plate boundary None
2 Structural elements of the lithosphere. Continental rifting. Kinematic of spreading centers Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
3 Kinematics of transform faults. Plate kinematics and Euler pole concept on the globe;Triple joints and geometry Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
4 Compressional tectonics and subduction zones, earthquakes and volcanism Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
5 Inner plate tectonics. Earthquake Seismology. Seismicity and seismotectonic studies, earthquake source parameters and fault plane solutions Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
6 The fault plane solutions; Kinematics of the earth; Structural elements of the lithosphere Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
7 Transform faults; Tectonics; Subduction zones and magmatic belt, Island Arc collision Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
8 Transform faults; Tectonics; Subduction zones and magmatic belt, Island Arc collision Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
9 Midterm Examination None
10 Continent-continent collision; Mid-Ocean Ridges and Hot Spots, Alpine-Himalayan Belt; Eastern Mediterranean Region Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
11 Plate elements and tectonics In the Asia and Pacific continents Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
12 Plate tectonics near the Atlantic Ocean and America Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
13 Plate tectonics near the Africa continent Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
14 Plates and tectonic elements in Turkey Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture

Sources
Textbook
Additional Resources Gubbins, D., 1990. Seismology and Plate Tectonics, Cambridge University Press, UK. Emiliani, C., 1996. Planet Earth: Cosmology, Geology, and the Evolution of Life and Environment, Cambridge University Press, UK Kearey, P. and Vine, F.J., 1990, Globel Tectonics, Blackwell Scien. Publ. London