COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil Science TEP   207 3 2 3 4

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 Prof.Dr. Ayfer ALKAN TORUN
Instructors
Prof.Dr.AYFER ALKAN TORUN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To teach the concept of the soil forming upper part of the Earth crust and including life in it; To provide students with the knowledge about soil formation, soil parent material, composition and properties of soil, weathering, texture, clay minerals, oxides and hydroxides; To have students gain knowledge about soil organic matter, soil organisms, cation exchange and adsorption, anion adsorption, soil acidity, coagulation and peptisation, soil structure, soil water, soil temperature, soil color, soil, air and nutrients in the soil
Content
Examining specific events by which a rock makes up the soil under certain climatic conditions and under the vegetation leaving residues, decomposition, mineral formation and fragmentation, explaining how soil is formed at the end of the events of huminification, structural formation and accumulation undergoing changes and the continuity of this constant change as well as the interaction of properties of the soil in question in providing plant nutrients.

Learning Outcomes
1) Learns about the earth formation,
2) Learns parent material, composition, physical, chemical and biological properties of soil,
3) Learns their relations with other properties of the soil.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
is be able to explain and apply basic theories related to major science and engineering courses in order to form a foundation which enables him/her to understand advanced level subjects related to his/her profession
X
2
is able to describe, intorduce and evaluate crop and animal production techniques, tools and equipment used in this area and explain role, importance and development of agriculture in national and world economy
X
3
is able to describe characteristics and interrelations of all stages from production to consumption in agricultural sector; is able to describe basic concepts related to efficienct and sustianable use of resources; is able to explain and apply basic econ
X
4
is able to explain concepts, thought, theory and methods related to major economic, social, natural, cultural, institutional, organizational and legal factors affecting activities in agricultural sector and rural areas, also national and international for
X
5
is able to apply basic principles of economics to the problemes encountered in agricultural sector
X
6
is able to show and express economic and social data to be used in agricultural decision making process in tables, graphs and mathematical symbols
X
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is able to apply ecosystem, biodiversity, sustainable resource management, rural development, planning and technology use related knowledge to crop and animal production and marketing processes
X
8
determines required data related to the analysis of problems encountered in agricultural sector, critically examines and uses those data, selects a proper frame, model and method for the analysis, and evaluates results of the analysis
X
9
uses basic information technologies in the analysis of economic and social data and uses software prepared for this purpose and interpretes results
10
is able to carry studies related to his/her field independently and according to the legal procedures; is able to give consultancy, supervising, and expertise services in those fields; is able to join to team works
X
11
is able to get access to actual and updated information in the field; is able to inquire knowledge obtained and use them for public benefit according to the purpose selected
X
12
is able to communicate with sepacialist and non-specialist people both in verbal and written form; is able to select most appropriate communications methods; is able to develop cooperation with stakeholders on producer and organization basis
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13
acquires general and professional foreign language command at a sufficient level to observe professional developments and communicate with colleagues;is able to use information and communication technologies
14
is able to identify problems that can be encountered in agricultural sector; determines their context, evaluates effects of solutions, projects and policies applied in this context, produces solutions, projects and policy alternatives, foresees possible
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15
is able to describe historical development of the profession, ethical principles obligatory during the performance of the profession and to be consicous of meticulous application of these principles
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to Soil Science- Pedosfer Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
2 Profile - Horizon, application of the subject and report preparation Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
3 Parent Material in Soil Forming Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
4 Decomposition, Degradation Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
5 Structure (Texture), application of the subject, and report preparation Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
6 Mineral Composition of Soil- Clay minerals Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
7 Organic Matter, application of the subject, and report preparation Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
8 Mid-Term Exam Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
9 Cation - Anion Adsorption Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
10 Soil Acidity, application of the subject, and report preparation Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
11 Soil Acidity, application of the subject, and report preparation Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
12 Soil Structure Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
13 Soil Water - Soil Air Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
14 Soil Temperature - Soil Color Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
15 Plant Nutrient Elements, application of the subject, and report preparation Lecture with Powerpoint presentationt, case study and laboratouvar practical
16-17 Term Exams Final exam

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