Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Turkey Geology JEL410 8 2 + 0 3


Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. YEŞİM BÜYÜKMERİÇ
Goals As a whole, to teach students the importance of the geological characteristics of Turkey, and in this sense
Contents Introduction and general evaluation of the course, The history and development of geology in Turkey, Geological significance of Turkey, Orogenesis and their recognition in Turkey, An overview of the geology of Turkey, Tectonic units of Turkey: Pontids, Anatolids, Taurides, Edge Fold Belt, metamorphic areas (massifs) the importance and metamorphic areas in Turkey, Pulur massif, Uludag massif, the Menderes massif, Nigde massif, Bitlis massif, ophiolitic rocks and ophiolites in Turkey, neotectonics of Turkey, major faults and seismicity.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Talk about the geological significance of Turkey.
2 Which part of Turkey was an important structural element in which to learn.
3 Learn about the structural characteristics of the dominant geological and structural elements in Turkey.
4 Geological and plate tectonic evolution of Turkey, and in particular Turkey earthquakes.

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

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 General description and review of the course content. Not required
2 The history and development of geology in Turkey. Not required
3 Why is it important geological Turkey? Not required
4 Orogenesis and their recognition in Turkey. Not required
5 An overview of the geology of Turkey. Not required
6 Tectonic units of Turkey: Pontids, Anatolids. Not required
7 Tectonic units of Turkey: Taurides, Fold Belt. Not required
8 Metamorphic areas (massifs) the importance. Metamorphic areas in Turkey (massifs). Not required
9 Midterm Required
10 Turkey metamorphic areas: Pulur massif, Uludag massif. Not required
11 Turkey metamorphic areas: the Menderes massif, Nigde massif, Bitlis massif. Not required
12 Ophiolitic rocks and ophiolites in Turkey. Not required
13 Neotectonic principles of Turkey. Not required
14 Turkey's main faults and their characteristics Not required

Additional Resources Ketin, İ:, 1983. Türkiye jeolojisine genel bir bakış.ITÜ Kütüphanesi, sayı 1259, İstanbul.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 30
Assignments 1 10
In-Term Total 2 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 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 3 42
Assignments 1 5 5
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load (h) 93
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.1
ECTS Credit of the Course 3