COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil-Water Conservation * BBT   389 5 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
Instructors
Prof.Dr.İSMAİL ÇELİK1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The lecture aims to provide information about basic principles of soil and water conservation,the mechanisms of soil erosion ,the methods and ways of avoiding erosion.
Content
Soil and water conservation terms, processes and mechanics of erosion and its classification, Relationship between of soil physical, soil chemical, soil biological properties and soil-water conservation .The contents and reasons of erosion in Turkey and ;soil erodibility;Identifying erosion and prevention methods,universal soil loss equation and its applications.Mechanical and cultural precautions for soil water conservation,terraces and applications;Wind erosion and its classification

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
3
Understands the principles of ecological farming in point of sustainable and ecological farming
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
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
10
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
11
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
12
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
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
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 Definition of soil and water conservation. Water erosion types, definitions and process of water erosion. Pre-reading
2 The importance of land use and land management for soil conservation. Pre-reading
3 Factors influencing water erosion and effects of factors on natural and accelerate erosions. Pre-reading
4 Principal soil properties affecting water erosion and their influence on erodibility, transportation and accumulation. Pre-reading
5 Classification of water erosion types based on severity degree. Pre-reading
6 Factors affecting the runoff quantity and the methods used to determine the runoff quantity. Pre-reading
7 Extend and causes of water erosion in Turkey. Pre-reading
8 MID-TERM EXAM MID-TERM EXAM
9 Extend and causes of wind erosion in Turkey. Pre-reading
10 Cultural prevention methods in controlling the water erosion Pre-reading
11 Mechanical prevention methods for controlling the water erosion Pre-reading
12 Determination of the soil erodibility factor (K) of universal soil loss equation (USLE) Pre-reading
13 Terraces, properties and types. Pre-reading
14 Wind erosion process mechanics and classifications Pre-reading
15 Rüzgar erozyonuna karşı alınacak kültürel ve mekanik önlemler Pre-reading
16-17 FINAL EXAM FINAL EXAM

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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