Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Plate Tectonics JEL211 4 2 + 0 2

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. YEŞİM BÜYÜKMERİÇ
Instructors
Goals An understanding of plate tectonics theory,learns the relationship between the tectonic plates of the regional tectonic structures
Contents Earthquakes and plate tectonics theory. Kinematic features of the plate boundary. Structural elements of the lithosphere. Continental rifting. Kinematic of spreading centers. Kinematics of transform faults. Plate kinematic and Euler pole concept on the globe. Triple joints and geometry. Compressional tectonics and subduction zones. Earthquakes and volcanic activity. Inner plate tectonics. Earthquake Seismology. Seismicity and seismotectonic studies. Earthquake source parameters and fault plane solutions. The fault plane solutions; Kinematics of the earth; Structural elements of the lithosphere; Tectonic settlement and Continental Margins; Continental rifting; Turning Centers, Transform faults; Tectonics; Subduction zones and magmatic belt, Island Arc Collision - continent-continent collision; Mid-Ocean Ridges and Hot Spots; Alpine-Himalayan Belt; Eastern Mediterranean Region
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students distinguish between the earthquakes and plate tectonics theory
2 Students distinguish lithosphere structure and recognizes the kinematic plate in the world
3 Students distinguishs plate tectonics, earthquake seismology, seismotectonic studies, earthquake source parameters and fault plane problems
4 Students learns continent-continent collision, the ocean floor spreading centers and hot spots, Alpine-Himalayan belt, recognizes the Eastern Mediterranean region and Distinguishs Students Turkey, Asia and allows the plates in the Pacific region
5 Students learns plates in the America, Atlantic, African regions

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Classwoork, homework, presentation
Assessment Methods Midterm Examination %40, Final Examination %60



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Earthquakes and plate tectonics theory, the kinematic properties of the plate boundary None
2 Structural elements of the lithosphere. Continental rifting. Kinematic of spreading centers Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
3 Kinematics of transform faults. Plate kinematics and Euler pole concept on the globe;Triple joints and geometry Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
4 Compressional tectonics and subduction zones, earthquakes and volcanism Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
5 Inner plate tectonics. Earthquake Seismology. Seismicity and seismotectonic studies, earthquake source parameters and fault plane solutions Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
6 The fault plane solutions; Kinematics of the earth; Structural elements of the lithosphere Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
7 Transform faults; Tectonics; Subduction zones and magmatic belt, Island Arc collision Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
8 Transform faults; Tectonics; Subduction zones and magmatic belt, Island Arc collision Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
9 Midterm Examination None
10 Continent-continent collision; Mid-Ocean Ridges and Hot Spots, Alpine-Himalayan Belt; Eastern Mediterranean Region Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
11 Plate elements and tectonics In the Asia and Pacific continents Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
12 Plate tectonics near the Atlantic Ocean and America Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
13 Plate tectonics near the Africa continent Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
14 Plates and tectonic elements in Turkey Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture



Sources
Textbook
Additional Resources Gubbins, D., 1990. Seismology and Plate Tectonics, Cambridge University Press, UK. Emiliani, C., 1996. Planet Earth: Cosmology, Geology, and the Evolution of Life and Environment, Cambridge University Press, UK Kearey, P. and Vine, F.J., 1990, Globel Tectonics, Blackwell Scien. Publ. London



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
In-Term Total 0 0
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall
Total





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.
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.
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.
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams.
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
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.
14 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
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 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 60
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 2
ECTS Credit of the Course 2