Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Petrology I * JS   303 5 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites Yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Prof.Dr.OSMAN PARLAK1. Öğretim Grup:A
Aim of this course is; to give information about petrology of rocks, to define geochemical processes affecting magmatic-metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, to give information on isotopes, whole rock-mineral chemistry and CIPW norms that help to explore petrological characteristics of rocks.
What is petrology? what is the difference between petrography and petrology? Geological processes affecting the geochemistry of rocks. Preparation of rocks for geochemical analysis. Analytical methods in geochemistry. Major-trace-REEs and their importance. CIPW norm calculations, Isotopes and their usage for geological problems. Usage of geochemical data for magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. Real
Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards
Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications. Uses the information technology effectively.
Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results.
Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups
Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date
Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language. Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously.
Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications. Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. Ha

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 What is petrology? What is the difference between petrology and petrography? Reading
2 Geochemical processes affecting geochemistry of magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks Reading
3 Preparation of rocks for geochemical analysis Reading
4 Analytical methods in geochemistry Reading
5 Major elements and their importance Reading
6 Trace elements and their importance Reading
7 rare earth elements and their importance Reading
8 Midterm exam. Reading
9 CIPW norms and their importance Reading
10 Importance of isotopes in geochemistry Reading
11 Usage of isotopes in solving geological problems Reading
12 Usage of geochemical data in magmatic rocks-1 Reading
13 Usage of geochemical data in magmatic rocks-2 Reading
14 Usage of geochemical data in metamorphic rocks Reading
15 Usage of geochemical data in sedimentary rocks Reading
16-17 Final exam Reading

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