COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil Science TYP   213 3 2 2 2

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Kemal Yalçın GÜLÜT
Instructors
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiKEMAL YALÇIN GÜLÜT1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The lecture will gain practical knowledge and experience on; Soil has many functions in the ecosystem with its live, dynamic and heterogeneous structure; growth and development media for plants; decomposition of wastes, filtering the wastes, natural cycling of all macro-micro elements (C, N, S, and so on) take place in soil; determination of important soil properties which are essential for plant growth; calculations of plant available soil water; introducing some soil and plant analysis.
Content
Pedosphere, soil formation, decomposition, soil texture, clay minerals, soil organic matter, edaphone, cation exchange capacity, soil acidity, soil structure, soil water, soil temperature, soil colour, soil aeration, plant nutritions, soil formation factors.

Learning Outcomes
1) Understands that soil is not a simple living media, but a dynamic entity with organic and inorganic structure.
2) Estimates the roles of bedrock, topography, time, climate and living organisms on soil formation and their roles on the characteristics of soils.
3) Understands that soils do not only have impact on the plant growth, yield and quality characteristics, but also have significant effects on obtaining safe food and human health.
4) Understands the variation of agricultural practices such as irrigation, fertilization and soil tillage according to soil properties.
5) Understands that soil filters and buffers environmental pollutants in terms of the ecological balance.
6) Understands that if soil losses agricultural characteristics, soil can not gain back the production function and soil features can not be recovered to the previous level
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Makes aplication of engineering design of irrigation systems and conducts tests about the materıals used ın these systems and preapares reports
X
2
Developes and implements strategies for wastewater, drainage water, runoff water such as treated waste water re-use of non-conventional water without adversely affecting the environment, makes laboratory analysis about saline alkali soils and water suita
X
3
Prepares project about soil and water structures, animal houses, storage structures and crop production structures. Analyzes in terms of static and strength. Determines the properties of materials used in construction and makes the relevant tests.
X
4
Designs crop production systems, controls environmental domestic conditions and operates, makes the selection of materials to be used, tests and prepares a report.
5
Designs and projects small dams, ponds. Prepares and implements flood action plans within the scope of integrated watershed management.
6
Developes and implement s strategies of sustainable water management for the purposes of protecting water resources and agricultural production.
X
7
Developes and implements irrigation programmes using the soil-plant-water relations and soil engineering properties
X
8
Prepares land consolidation projects and applies. Provides farm developing systems. Prepares and implements rural development projects.
X
9
Exposes the problems about soil and water conservation (erosion) and water harvesting, prepares and implements the project.
X
10
Etudes drainage of agricultural lands, plans drainage systems,prepares projects and makes aplications, selects materials to be used, tests and prepares a report
X
11
Plans activities related to operation, maintenance and repairs irrigation network,developes project formulations in monitoring and evaluations, operates the irrigation networks.
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12
Works independently and takes responsibility
X
13
Has the ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental researches,and acquires the skill of analyzing and interpreting the complex issiues occured during this process .
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14
Creates effective solutions for sustainable agricultural production
X
15
Accesses to the resources in the field, uses of these resources and continuous self-improvement
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16
Developes projects to protect natural resources like water,and offers the benefit to society, using the information of basic engineering, basic agricultural engineering and agricultural structures and irrigation engineering .
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17
Has the ability to analyze problems ,make decisions and solve about professional subjects
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Composition and properties of main soil material. Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
2 Inorganic main material, minerals and rocks. Pre-reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
3 Weathering and decomposition of mineral portion, physical, chemical and biological weathering. Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
4 Soil texture Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
5 Clay minerals. Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
6 Soil organic matter. Pre-reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
7 Living Creatures in Soil. Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
8 Mid-term exam. Exam Lecture
Discussion
Testing
9 Cation and anion adsorption. Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
10 Soil Acidity. Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
11 Coagulation and peptization. Soil structure. Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
12 Soil water, soil aeration, soil temperature and soil colour. Pre-reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
13 Soil erosion Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
14 Plant nutritions in soils Pre-reading Lecture
Discussion
15 Soil genesis and classification Pre-reading Lecture
Question-Answer
Discussion
16-17 Final-Exam Exam Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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