Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Tectonics of Turkey JEL330 6 2 + 0 4


Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. YEŞİM BÜYÜKMERİÇ
Goals Turkey takes place in and around the Anatolian plate motions. Anatolia and neotectonic evolution of paleo-geological formations on the basis of time and narrative. Intended interpretation of recent tectonic events in Anatolia.
Contents Evaluation of plate tectonics and tectonic units in Anatolia in Turkey. Pontids, Anatolids, Taurides the East Anatolian accretionary complex, the Arabian platform, Istanbul Zone, Palaeotethys, Karakaya suture, Neotethyan sturları, Sakarya Zone. Tavsanli Zone, Afyon Zone, Kırsehir and Menderes massifs
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 identify which formation take place which tectonic units.
2 Knows the tectonic development of Anatolia. Knows paleotectonic and neotectonic formations
3 Make the correlation among the formations which have been formed in different areas of the same period of Anatolia

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face-to-face
Assessment Methods Midterm and term (final) examinations

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Plate tectonics and structural concepts Not required
2 (Waiting for Translation) Anadolu'nun Levha (plaka) tektoniği açısından değerlendirilmesi (Waiting for Translation)
3 Anatolian Plate; North Eurasian Plate South African and Arabian Plates, East Anatolian Block and Aegean in the West Block Not required
4 Tectonical units of Turkey Not required
5 Pontids Not required
6 Taurides Not required
7 Anatolides not required
8 East Anatolian accretionary complex Not required
9 The concept of suture; Neotetsit-Paleotethyan and Karakaya stures Not required
10 Midterm examination Required
11 Pan-African suture zone not required
12 Hercynian system Not required
13 Alpine system Not required
14 Istanbul Zone, Sakarya Zone, Zone is the Menderes Massif, Kırşehir zone Not required

Textbook Türkiye'nin levha tektoniği açısından değerlendirilmesi ve tektonik birlikler (S. Y. ŞAHİN, 2009, Ders notları ; WEB: 2)Türkiye'nin Neotektoniği(2012, M. TURAN, Fırat Üniversitesi)
Additional Resources Türkiye Jeolojisi Ders Notları (İ KETİN, 1984, İTÜ) 2)Depremler (s. PAMPAL, 1999, Alfa yayınları; ISBN: 975-316-293-6 3)Geology of the Balcksea region (A. ERLER, T ERCAN, E BİNGÖL, S ÖRÇEN, 2000). 4) Türkiye Jeolojisine Giriş; Alpin ve Alpin Öncesi Tektonik Birliklerin Jeodinamik Evrimi; (M. C. GÖNCÜOĞLU, MTA, ANKARA Yayın No. 5, 2010).

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
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) 10 6 60
Assignments 1 7 7
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Final examination 1 8 8
Total Work Load (h) 109
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.63
ECTS Credit of the Course 4