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Course Information
Course Unit Title : Soils Science
Course Unit Code : TOP222
Type of Course Unit : Compulsory
Level of Course Unit : First Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 2.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 5,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants : ---
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
learn genesis and general copmposition of soils.
recognize soil forming factors and processes
learn basic physical and chemical properties of soils, and determine this properties
learn principal concepts about plant nutrients and soil fertility
understand soil live, and their fonctions and importance in soil environment
understand erosion, and learn basic information about erosion control
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : General composition of soil, soil formation, chemical and physical properties, plant nutrients and their uptake by plants, soil biology, soil organik matter, and soil conservation.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals :
Course Aims : To introduce soil, to learn fundametal information about soil formation conditions, physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, and soil conservation.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Aydemir, O., Akgül, M., Canbolat, M.Y. ve Isıldar, A.A. 2005. Toprak Bilgisi. S. Demirel Üni Zra. Fak Yay
Additional Resources :
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams : Midterm exam
Final exam
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 3 42  
Homeworks :
0 0 0  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
7 3 21  
Field Study :
1 3 3  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 15 15  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
0  
Course's ECTS Credit :
0      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 100
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
0 0
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Definition of soil and its general composition
 
2 Soil parent materials and rocks
 
3 Soil formation
 
4 Soil profile and soil classification
 
5 texture and structure of soil
 
6 Color, consistency and soil water
 
7 Soil aeration and soil temperature
 
8 Midterm exam
 
9 Chemical compositon of soil, ion Exchange and soil reaction
 
10 Plant nutrients, soil fertility, fertilizer and fertilization
 
11 Soil biology
 
12 Soil organic matter
 
13 Soil erosion and its types
 
14 Erosion control
 
15 Soil problems
 
16 Final exam