COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil Science * BBT   203 3 2 3 6

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
Instructors
Prof.Dr.SUAT ŞENOL1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The significance of soil science for ecology, enviroment, plant growth, and human and animal life is demostrated.
Content
The meaning of soil, the significance of soil for ecology, soil parent material, elements and properties of soil (minerals and rocks), soil formation. Physical, chemical and biological weathering, texture and its significance of soil ecology and fertility, clay mineralogy and its significance for soil fertility, description and classification of soil organic matter, humin matters, soil macro and micro organisms and their effects on soil properties, cation adsorption and cation exchange capacity and anion adsorption, soil pH and its relation for soil fertility, coagulation and peptization, soil structure, types of structure, soil pore, soil crust, soil water, plant nutrients in soil

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Has basic knowledge generally in Agricultural Sciences and specifically in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
X
2
Owns basic scientific information on plant nutrients and their applications which ensure healty nutritions of plants for high quality and economic plant production
X
3
Understands the principles of ecological farming in point of sustainable and ecological farming
X
4
Has the ability to identify, define, formulize and solve engineering problems. Choses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose.
X
5
Assimilates the information which is used for soil conservation, protection against every kinds of misuses and pollution
X
6
Analyses soils, their components or their actual process and plans them to accomplish the requirements of sustainable agriculture principles under real limitations
X
7
Prepares nutritional programmes for regular nutrition of plants cultivated in each kinds of soil or soilless growing medium
X
8
Leads to the application and development of new technolgies, methods and measuring systems in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition area, under the scope of scientific, economic and rational uses of agricultural areas,
X
9
Gains the perfection in every kinds of soil, plant, fertilizer and water analyses and their interpretations
X
10
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
X
11
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
X
12
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
X
13
Builds effective oral and written communication in Turkish and has enough knowledge in at least one foreign language
14
Constantly improve themselves with determining their training needs in accordance with their interests and abilities in the scientific, cultural, artistic and social fields in addition to their professional development
X
15
Gains consciousness for professional and ethical resposibilities
X
16
Has enough awareness of project management, workplace applicaitons, health of workers, and environemt and job safety
17
Be aware of the legal results of their activities
X
18
Achieves awareness of the universal and public results of professional solutions and applicaitons and understands the importance of entrepreneurship and modernism

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 The Introduction to Soil Science Lecture notes and reference books
2 Soil formation factors Lecture notes and reference books
3 Soil Mineralogy Lecture notes and reference books
4 Soil Texture Lecture notes and reference books
5 Soil organic matter and soil organisms Lecture notes and reference books
6 Soil pH Lecture notes and reference books
7 Mid-term exam Lecture notes and reference books
8 Soil cation exchange capacity (CEC) Lecture notes and reference books
9 Soil structure Lecture notes and reference books
10 Soil water Lecture notes and reference books
11 Plant nutrition elements in soil Lecture notes and reference books
12 Soil air and temperature Lecture notes and reference books
13 Soil colour Lecture notes and reference books
14 Soil erosion and soil conservation Lecture notes and reference books
15 Soil classification Lecture notes and reference books
16-17 Final exam Lecture notes and reference books

Recommended or Required Reading
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