Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to have students understand the importance of maps in environmental applications, and to introduce map variants, and ways to utilization them.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğr. Gör. Sevtap DOĞRU
Learning Outcomes
1To recognize the basic elements of the map
2To recognize the types of map
3To learn the methods of preparation of various physical (geology, geomorphology, climate, hydrography, soils and vegetation), Humanities (population, settlement) and economic (agricultural, mining, transport, industry and tourism) maps
4To interpret of various thematic maps
5To perform applications such as restricting the basin, slope, length, area computation on the maps
6To use the maps prepared for a variety of purposes
Mode of Delivery
Evening Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The map definition, elements, scales, map types, contour lines and topographic maps, Hydrographic maps and soil maps studies, sketch drawing
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The definition of the map, the importance and place of it in the Environmental education
2The basic elements of the map
3Map types
4Map drawing techniques
5The interpretation of Geologic maps
6The interpretation of geomorphology maps
7The interpretation of climate maps
8The interpretation of Hydrography maps
9The interpretation of soil and vegetation maps
10The interpretation of population and settlement maps
11The interpretation of the maps related to Economic geography issues
12The applications of length and area in maps
13The slope analysis of topographic maps
14Sketch drawing
Recommended or Required Reading
Lecture 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 Lectures14342
Team/Group Work11010
Case Study236
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation133
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
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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