Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
TBBB-102MANAGEMENT OF PROBLEM SOILSElective126
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide advanced understanding of problem soils.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assit. Prof. Dr. Uğur ŞİMŞEK
Learning Outcomes
1To identify their problems
2Understanding the require general management of problem soils
3Understanding the require special management of problem soils
4To ability for solving their problems
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
This course is concerned with identify problems of soils, reclaim them, and efficiently and economically utilize them.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Soil compaction; causes
2Soil compaction: control
3Salt-affected soils
4Management and Reclamation of salt-affected soils
5Acid soils
6Management and Reclamation of acid soils
7Calcareous soils
8midterm exam
9 Management of calcareous soils
10Sandy soils
11Physical characteristics
12Management of the sandy soil
13Soil degradation
14Degradation versus Desertification
15final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Toprak Biliminin Esasları, Ergene A ,Atatürk Üni. Ziraat Fak. Yayın No:289 Erzurum, 1987. Balba, A.M., 1995. Management of Problem Soils in Arid Ecosystems,CRC, Lewis Publishers Academic resarch papers on subject
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Quiz111
Attending Lectures14342
Problem Solving5210
Discussion6212
Brain Storming10110
Criticising Paper10110
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
Homework144
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
PO
9
PO
10
LO15   5   4 
LO2 4   4   5
LO3  4   3   
LO4   4   5  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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