Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
General Geology-I JEL101 1 3 + 1 4

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator General Geology Department
Instructors Assoc.Prof. YEŞİM BÜYÜKMERİÇ
Goals Introduction to Geological Engineering, to explain common subjects of the other science branchs directly or indirectly related with geological engineering in addition to the other earth sciences. To have knowledge related to introduction of physical geology, physical and chemical features of the earth, general rock-forming conditions. To be informed about topographic maps, survey shapes, topographic dip, scale concept, taking topographical section.
Contents Description and branches of geology; Gravity and Isostasy, The Chemical Composition and Temperature of Earth, The Subtances of Forming Earth: Minerals and Rocks, General Characteristics of the Layered Rocks and the age, Tectonic Deformation of the Layered Rocks; The Fractured Structure of Layered Rocks, Cracks and Faults.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 They will have knowledge on geology and study subjects of geology
2 They will learn geological history
3 They will define the earth crust and will learn its physical and chemical features
4 They will understand relations between minerals and rocks
5 They will have knowledge on stratigraphy, paleontology, tectonics/ structural geology subjects
6 They will realize significance of geology as being an engineer, environmental and natural scientist
7 They will recognize topographic maps and will have fundamental knowledge on geological mapping.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face-To-Face
Assessment Methods Midterm exam, final



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Description of Geological Engineering Profession and its history. It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
2 Fundamental Rules of Geology It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
3 Gravity and Isostasy. It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
4 Chemical and Physical Features of the Earth and Their Relations to Plate Tectonics. It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
5 Strains On the Earth Crust Related to Plate Tectonics. Tectonic/ Structural Process and Tectonic Deformation Structures in the Crust. It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
6 General Features and classifications of Magmatic, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks, Stratigraphy and Stratigraphical Recognization, Dating and Environmental Interpretations in Rocks of the Earth Crust. It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
7 Geologic History of the Earth: Evolution of Plate Motions, Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere and Biosphere. It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
8 Paleontology and time in Geology. It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
9 Economic Mineral and Rocks in the Earth (Mining Geology) and Geological Energy Resources It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
10 Term and Application Examples Natural Hazards, Engineering Geology and Environmental Geology. It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
11 Midterm exam It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
12 Age determinations (paleontological, radiometric, relative) It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
13 Topographic maps, topographic dip, scale concept It must be read the subject from the lecture materials
14 Field trip in campus area and close to the campus area. It must be read the subject from the lecture materials



Sources
Textbook Pelin, S. (1996) Genel Jeolojii Ders Notları (yayınlanmamış), ZKÜ Mühendislik Fakültesi, Zonguldak, 71 s.
Additional Resources Ketin, İ. (1982) Genel Jeoloji Cilt I Yerbilimlerine Giriş, İTÜ Maden Fakültesi, İstanbul,592 s. Karaman, M.E. ve Kibici. Y. (1999) Temel Jeoloji Prensipleri, Ankara, 361 s. Meriç, E., 1982. Tarihsel Jeoloji. Selçuk Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi Yayınları, no: 4, Selçuk Üniversitesi Basımevi, 208 s. Konya.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 50
Assignments 1 20
Laboratory 1 20
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10
In-Term Total 4 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 60
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 40
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.
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.
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
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.
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
12 Communicates using technical drawing.
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.



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Assignments 1 4 4
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 2 2
Laboratory 2 8 16
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 124
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.13
ECTS Credit of the Course 4