Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
162000403100SOIL POLLUTIONCompulsory233
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning description and the structure of soil, pollutants in soil and their sources, having knowledge about prevention of soil pollution and soil amelioration
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğr. Gör. Yusuf Alparslan ARGUN
Learning Outcomes
1student describes the basic concepts related to soil science
2the student understands the formation of the soil and knows the overall structure of it.
3the student knows and applies the required methods for analyzing the contents of the soil.
4Provide the student the ability to understand and interpret the concepts and basic issues about soil pollution
5the student with ensuring to have professional knowledge about soil pollution and control
Mode of Delivery
Evening Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Soil characteristics; Pollution sources; Plant protection drugs; Transport and transformation of pollutants in the soil; Soil, water and gas; Soil pollution control; Environment and groundwater flow; Blocking the transport of pollutants and flows; Biotic and abiotic transformations; The design of the monitoring wells; Sampling techniques; Contaminated breeding ground.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The properties of soil,
2 Sources of pollutants, agricultural protection drugs
3 Sources of pollutants, agricultural protection drugs
4Transport and transformation of pollutants in the soil
5Soil water and gas
6Soil pollution control
7Soil pollution control
8Environment and groundwater flow
9Blocking the transport of pollutants and flows
10Biotic and abiotic transformations
11The design of the monitoring wells
12Sampling techniques
13Sampling techniques
14Contaminated breeding ground
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Çınar Ö, Çevre Kirliliği ve Kontrolü, (2008) Nobel Yayınevi 2. Gökmen, S. Genel Ekoloji, (2011). Nobel Yayıncılık 3. Karaçal, İ. Toprak Verimliliği (2011).Nobel Yayıncılık. 4. Lessons Notes (Lect. Sevtap DOĞRU)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Field Trip133
Report Preparation2510
Self Study10110
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination155
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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