Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Stratigraphy JEL203 5 2 + 0 2


Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator General Geology Department
Instructors Assoc.Prof. YEŞİM BÜYÜKMERİÇ
Goals The aim of this course to determine some of the features of the formations that they have (lithology, fossil content, and magnetic properties) on the basis of the classification and correlation.
Contents Physical properties of sedimentary rocks.Basic geological rules.Primary sedimentary structures. Primary igneous structures.Stratigraphic contacts,(disconformity, angular unconformity, nonkonformiti), Lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and geochronology units Chronostratigraphy.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Recognize some of the important structures of the primary sedimentary and igneous stratigraphy.
2 Interpret the stratigraphic contacts.
3 Understands the characteristics of lithostratigraphic units.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 The historical development of stratigraphy. Definition of stratigraphy. Rock types. General characteristics of sedimentary rocks. not required
2 Bedding and lamination (layering layering concept and types). not required
3 Basic geological rules and laws (of the same polymorphism, the primary horizan level, overlap, cutting relationships, inclusions, multiple working hypotheses, Pumpelly, faunal succession). not required
4 Basic geological rules and laws. not required
5 Stratigraphic contacts (compatible, incompatible, intrusive and fault contacts properties not required
6 Primary sedimentary structures, primary igneous structures and tectonic criteria determining the direction of a series of rejuvenation. not required
7 Categories of stratigraphic units. Lithostratigraphy (nature and limits of lithostratigraphic units) not required
8 Lithodemic units (the nature and limits of lithodemic units, lithodemic nomenclature). not required
9 Midterm exam Required
10 Biostratigraphy (nature and limits the kinds of biostratigraphic units, ranks of biostratigraphic units, biostratigraphic nomenclature). not required
11 Chronostratigraphy and Geochronology (nature and boundaries, chronostratigraphic and geochronologic units, and geochronology chronostratigraphic nomenclature) not reuired
12 Magnetostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy. not required
13 Application-1 not required
14 Aplication-2 not required

Textbook Çapkınoğlu, Ş., 2004; Stratigrafi Ders Notları, 55 sayfa.
Additional Resources North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature, 1983, North American Stratigraphic Code: AAPG Bulletin, v. 67, no. 5, p. 841-875.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 80
Assignments 1 20
In-Term Total 2 100
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 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch. x
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
4 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
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License. x
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
12 Communicates using technical drawing. x
13 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
14 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility. x
15 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 13 2 26
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load (h) 74
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 2.47
ECTS Credit of the Course 2