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Course Unit Title : Foraminifera
Course Unit Code : 01JEO6111
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 foraminifera in rocks.
2) They have a background on interpreting pale environments based on foraminifera
3) They make tectonic and stratigraphical interpretation
4) They can use foraminifer?s data for economic resources such as petroleum, and interpreting history of the Earth.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Introduction, general characteristics, dimorphism, ecology, orders, suborders, characteristic genera and specieses, stratigraphic distributions, sampling, quantitative studies, particularly Cretaceous-Tertiary benthic and plancktic foraminifera
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : To teach the followings:
1)Foraminifera general characteristics
2)Index genera and specieses.
3)Quantitative studies on foraminifera
Course Aims : To have detailed foraminiferal research and analysis
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : 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.
Görmüş, M. 1994. Hekimhan Yöresinde (KB Malatya, Türkiye) Geç Kampaniyen-Maastrihtiyen yaşlı Tohma Resifleriyle ilişkili Fasiyes-Organizma (Foraminifer) Dağılımı. Doğa Yerbilimleri Dergisi, 3 (1), 1-15, Ankara.
Görmüş, M., 1996. Foraminiferler ile fosilleşme analizine bir örnek: Isparta dolayları Kretase-Tersiyer istifleri. Çukurova University Geosound 28, 103-124.
Görmüş M, and Meriç E. 2000. Unusual forms of orbitoidal foraminifera in the Maastrichtian of Turkey. Cretaceous Research 21, 801-812.
Kırkaldy, J.F. 1975. Fossils in colour. ISBN: 0.7137.0743.7, Blandford Pres, London, 223p.
Loeblich and Tapan, 1998. Foraminifera
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, Jeoloji Mühendisleri Odası Yayınları No. 84, özel say1 1.
Yalçın, H. Meriç, E., Avşar, N., Tetiker, S., Barut, İ.F., Yılmaz, Ş. & Dinçer, F. 2008. Mineralogical and geochemical features of colored benthic foraminifers from Aegean and southwestern coasts of Turkey. Micropaleontology, 54 (3), 351-370.
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments : 1. Report on Dinar foraminifera
2. Textulariid, haurinid, fusulinid, rotaliid foraminifera drawings
3. Sampling, methods
4. Foraminifera in time and environment
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
  Study Materials: Lecture notes, Brasier, 1979; Meriç, 1983
2 Foraminifera Orders (12), comparison of benthic and planctic foraminifera, their general features
  Study Materials: Lecture notes, Brasier, 1979; Meriç, 1983; Loeblich & Tapan, 1988
3 Aglutinid foraminifera
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and additional references
4 Haurinids-1
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and additional references
5 Haurinids-2
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and additional references
6 Fusulinids
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and additional references
7 Triassic-Jurassic Rotaliids
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and additional references
8 Cretaceous Rotaliids
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and additional references
9 Senozoic Rotaliids
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and additional references
10 Recent Rotaliids
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and additional references
11 Paleoenvironmental interpretations based on foraminiferal data
  Study Materials: Görmüş, 1990, 1994, 1996
12 Shell features and their analyses
  Study Materials: Yalçın vd. 2008
13 Quantitative studies on foraminifera
  Study Materials: Görmüş, 1990, 1994, 1996
14 General Assignment
  Study Materials: Lecture notes and additional references