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Course Unit Title : Advanced Micropaleontology
Course Unit Code : 01JEO5112
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : 1) They have a background on various microfossil groups
2) They have an ability of dating rocks based on microfossils
3) They have an ability of paleonvironmental interpretations based on microfossils
4) They can get stratigraphic and tectonic interpretations
5) They search microfossils in science
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Monera, Protista (dinoflagellat, acritarchs, silicoflagellat, diatoms, coccolithophores, discoasters, foraminifera, radiolaria, ostracods, conodonts, tintinnid, calpionellids, spores & pollens), their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : 1) to learn detailed Protista, Monera groups
2) to teach aging and to get results on paleoenvironmental, stratigraphic and tectonic studies
Course Aims : Recognizing microfossils
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Armstrong, H.A., & Brasier, M.D. 2005. Microfossils. Blackwell Publishing, 296 p. ISBN-13: 978-0-632-05279-0
Black, M. R. 1975. The elements of Paleontology. Cambridge Univ. Pres, ISBN 0.521.07445.2, 340p.
Boltovskoy, E. and Wright, R. (1976). Recent Foraminifera. W. Junk, The Hague, 515p.
Brasier, M. D. 1979. Microfossils. 193s. George Allen & Unwin, London.
Bremer, H. 1978. Paleontoloji. Ege Üniv. Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar serisi, no.46. Ege Üniv. Matbaası 450s.
Dizer, A. 1983. Paleontoloji (omurgasız). Istanbul Üniv. yayınları, sayı:3157, 456s.
Fortey, R. 1982. Fossils, the key to the past. British Museum (Natural History), 172p.
Görmüs, M. 1990. Stratigraphy and foraminiferal micropaleontology of Upper Cretaceous in Hekimhan, NW Malatya, Turkey. PhD Thesis, Hull University, 412 p.
Kırkaldy, J.F. 1975. Fossils in colour. ISBN: 0.7137.0743.7, Blandford Pres, London, 223p.
Meriç, E. 1983. Foraminiferler. MTA Yayınları, Eğitim serisi no:26, 151s.
Meriç, E. 1985. Mikropaleontoloji. Jeoloji Müh.Odası yayını, yayın no.19, Ayyıldız Matbaası, Ankara, 135s.
Rıbnıkar, M.T., 1975. Tatbiki Mikropaleontoloji. MTA yayınları, eğitim serisi no.15, 154p.
Sirel, E., 2004, Türkiye'nin Mesozoyik ve Senozoyik yeni bentik foraminiferleri,
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
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 :
4 5 20  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
2 5 10  
Visas :
1 25 25  
Finals :
1 35 35  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
174  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
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 Introduction: General characteristics of microfossils, classification
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005
2 Applied micropaleontology
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005
3 Monera their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005 Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources,
4 Dinoflagellat, acritarchs, silicoflagellat, their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005 Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources,
5 Spores & pollens, their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005 Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources,
6 Foraminifera, their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling Foraminiferler-1
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005 Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources,
7 Foraminifera-2
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005 Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources,
8 Radiolaria, their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005 Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources,
9 Diatoms, their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005 Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources,
10 Ostracods, their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
  Study Materials: Armstrong & Brasier, 2005 Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources,
11 Conodonts, their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
12 Tintinnid, calpionellids, their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
13 Coccolithophores, discoasters, their morphological features, classifications, history, index fossils, ecology, sampling
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources
14 General assignment
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and related references indicated in additional reseources