Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Environmental Geology CEV218 4 2 + 0 2

Prerequisites No

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assist.Prof. İBRAHİM BUZKAN
Instructors Prof. AHMET ALTIN, Assist.Prof. İBRAHİM BUZKAN
Goals The aim of this course is to teach the students the basic concepts of environmental geology and to equip students with the ability of solving problems in the field related with environmental geology applications.
Contents Introduction to environmental geology, Structure and composition of the Earth’s crust, Rocks and minerals that make up the Earth’s crust, Rivers, valleys and discharge patterns of rivers, Erosion and environmental impacts of erosion, Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, Plate movements in the Earth’s crust and faults, Orogenesis and its environmental impacts, Hydrogeology: Groundwaters, Studies of groundwater, groundwater pollution, yields of wells, Geological maps and types of geological maps, Interpretation of geological maps, Landfill site selection
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 At the end of the course, students know basic concepts of the environmental geology.
2 At the end of the course, students can define relations between the environmetal problems in the field and geology.
3 At the end of the course, students know aplication areas of environmental geology and relations with environmental engineering.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Course, homework, presentation
Assessment Methods Midterm (Week 11), homeworks, presentations, final exam



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to environmental geology and general concepts No
2 Structure and composition of the Earth’s crust Students should read related chapter from the course material.
3 Rocks and minerals that make up the Earth’s crust Students should read related chapter from the course material.
4 Rivers and its discharge patterns Students should read related chapter from the course material.
5 Erosion and environmental impacts of erosion Students should read related chapter from the course material.
6 Landslide formation and the environmental impacts of landslides Students should read related chapter from the course material.
7 Earthquakes and plate movements and faults Students should read related chapter from the course material.
8 Orogenesis and its environmental impacts Students should read related chapter from the course material.
9 Volcanoes and its environmental impacts, tsunamies Students should read related chapter from the course material.
10 Groundwaters Students should read related chapter from the course material.
11 Midterm No
12 Yields of wells, groundwater pollution Students should read related chapter from the course material.
13 Geological maps and interpretation of geological maps Students should read related chapter from the course material.
14 Landfill site selection Students should read related chapter from the course material.



Sources
Textbook Bell F.G., 1998, Environmental Geology: Principles and Practice, Wiley-Blackwell Inc., USA.
Additional Resources Ketin İ., 1988, Genel Jeoloji, İTÜ Vakfı, İstanbul.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 20
Assignments 2 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 2 10
In-Term Total 5 40
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License x
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
11 Communicates using technical drawing. x
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility. x
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications. x
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 13 1 13
Assignments 1 2 2
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 2 2
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Work Load (h) 70
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 2.33
ECTS Credit of the Course 2