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Course Unit Title : Natural Hazards
Course Unit Code : 01JEO5153
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) Students successfully completing this course should have a basic understanding of:
- the theory of plate tectonics and the structure of the Earth?s crust and interior;
- the nature, causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions;
- the nature, causes and effects of landslides and river/coastal flooding;
- the nature of hazards, potential impacts on people, and mitigation techniques; and
- the planning framework within which hazard management operates in Turkey
2) Assess the risk posed by natural hazards in a variety of hypothetical situations
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Introduction, Types of hazard, Probability and risk evaluation, Earthquakes, Volcanic hazards, Floods from rivers and coasts, Coastal hazards, Mass movement hazards, Fluvial hazards, Glacial hazards, Atmospheric hazards, Tsunamis, Antropogeneic hazards, Disasters and Development, Revision session, main themes and overview of the subject area.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : To teach natural hazards
Course Aims : The aim of this course is to examine the causes of a variety natural hazards and geological hazards.
To investigate their potential impacts on human society and infrastructure
To evaluate the measures that can be taken to mitigate their destructive effects
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Middleton, N. and O'Keefe, P. 1998. Disaster and development : the politics of humanitarian aid. (London : Pluto).
Alexander, D. Natural disasters. 2001. (London: Routledge). See also earlier edition (1993)
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 4 56  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 4 56  
Homeworks :
3 10 30  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 25 25  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
182  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 60
Quiz :
1 40
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, Types of hazard
  Study Materials: Murck, B., Skinner, B.J. and Porter, S.C. 1997. Dangerous Earth : an introduction to geological hazards. (New York: Wiley, c.1997).
2 Probability and risk evaluation
  Study Materials: McGuire, B., Mason, I. and Kilburn, C. 2002. Natural Hazards and Environmental Change. Arnold: London.
3 Earthquakes
  Study Materials: Bell, F. G. 1999. Geological hazards : their assessment, avoidance and mitigation. London : E and FN Spon
4 Volcanic hazards
  Study Materials: Bell, F. G. 1999. Geological hazards : their assessment, avoidance and mitigation. London : E and FN Spon
5 Floods from rivers and coasts
  Study Materials: Smith, K. and Petley, D. 2009. Environmental hazards: assessing risk and reducing disaster (London, Routledge). See also earlier editions.
6 Coastal hazards, Tsunami
  Study Materials: McGuire, B., Mason, I. and Kilburn, C. 2002. Natural Hazards and Environmental Change. Arnold: London.
7 Mass movement hazards
  Study Materials: Bryant, E. 1991. Natural hazards. (1st edn.) Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press
8 Fluvial hazards
  Study Materials: Hewitt, K. 1997. Regions of risk : a geographical introduction to disasters. (Harlow : Longman)
9 Glacial hazards
  Study Materials: Hewitt, K. 1997. Regions of risk : a geographical introduction to disasters. (Harlow : Longman)
10 Atmospheric hazards
  Study Materials: McGuire, B., Mason, I. and Kilburn, C. 2002. Natural Hazards and Environmental Change. Arnold: London.
11 Tsunamis
  Study Materials: Bryant, E. 1991. Natural hazards. (1st edn.) Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press
12 Antropogeneic hazards
  Study Materials: Hewitt, K. 1997. Regions of risk : a geographical introduction to disasters. (Harlow : Longman)
13 Disasters and Development
  Study Materials: Bell, F. G. 1999. Geological hazards : their assessment, avoidance and mitigation. London : E and FN Spon
14 Revision session, main themes and overview of the subject area.