Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
OTİ-23-129OrganIc FarmIng Systems and EnvIronmental RelatIonsElective136
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.Özcan ÇAĞLAR
Learning Outcomes
1At the end of this course, the student will be able to; 1.Gaining the capacity to understand the interrelations between agricultural production and the environment 2.Learning and recognizing the main causes for environmental pollution, Gaining the ability to improve ideas to solve environmental problems and the ability for making suggestions to the producers. 3. Ability to distinguish the effects of environmental problems from the effects of other factors on agricultural ecosystem 4. Ability to distinguish the effects of agricultural activities from the effects of other factors on the environment. 5. Gaining the oppurtunity to be involved in the projects related with environmental problems, to prepare reports, or to assess the reports prepared by others. 6, Gains awareness about biodiversity, natural resources and environmental protection, has the ability to inform society about these issues
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
To improve the consciousness of environmental protection and to teach the use of modern production techniques that do not harm the environment.
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
1.To understand the importance of the environment. 2.To be able to determine the effects of unconscious use of human and environment on agricultural inputs 3.To be able to recognize pollution factors, to gain pollution reduction skills 4.To be able to understand the importance of healthy and environmentally friendly production techniques. 5.To understand the importance of conservation of natural resources
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
11 The concepts on environment 2 The reasons of environmental problems 3 Environmental problems related agricultural activities 4 Prevention of environmental pollution from agricultural activities 5 The relationship between traditional agriculture and environmental pollution 6 Organic farming systems and environment. 7 Environmentally friendly agricultural practices 8 Mid-Term Exam-Repeating courses 9 Agrıcultural polıcıes aımed at envıronment 10 Improper use and prevention of agricultural areas 11 The effects of global warming and climate change on agricultural production 12 Effects of soil, air and water pollution on plants 13 Contraction of fallow land in our country, prevention of stubble burning and combating erosion 14 Legislation related to soil protection and pollution, Plains taken under protection in our country 15 Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Ders kitapları: 1.Anonim, (2012). Türkiye’nin Çevre Sorunları. Ankara: Türkiye Çevre Vakfı Yayını 2.Yayınlanmamış Ders Notları Yardımcı Kaynak(lar) 1- Organik Tarım Sistemleri ve Çevre (Prof. Dr. S. Kırımhan, Uğurer Tarım Yayınevi, Ankara, 2005) 2. Geleneksel Tarım ve Çevre Kirliliği İlişkisi.2009. 3. Gökçe,G.F ve Usta,C.,2013.Biyolojik Kontrol, Organik Tarım ve Çevre Kirlenmesi Türk Bilimsel Derlemeler Dergisi 6 (1): 63-67,
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 Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Report Preparation12020
Writing Paper12020
Criticising Paper248
Individual Study for Mid term Examination6318
Individual Study for Final Examination6424
Individual Study for Quiz428
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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