COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Micropaleontology JZ   203 3 1 1.5 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
Instructors
Prof.Dr.ÜMİT ŞAFAK1. Öğretim Grup:A
Prof.Dr.ÜMİT ŞAFAK2. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To teach the solutions of the geological and stratigraphical problems of Earth by investigating the microfossils.
Content
Stratigraphical palaeontology, hypothesis on the begining of life, micropaleontology, micropaleontological methods, foraminifera and their living environments, systematic definitions, ostracoda, siliceous microfossils, palynology, tintinnids, calpionelids, conodonts, calcareous algae.

Learning Outcomes
1) Learns the description of the fossils.
2) Learns the areas in which the fossils are beneficial.
3) Learns the fossilization.
4) Learns trace fossils.
5) Learns the properties of foraminifera.
6) Learns test structure and coiling of foraminifera.
7) Learns taxonomy proporties of foraminifera.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
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
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2
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
X
3
Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications. Uses the information technology effectively.
4
Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results.
5
Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups
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6
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
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7
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.
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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
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Definition of paleontology, importance and benefits of the fossils, classification of single-celled fossils reading Lecture
2 Fossilization event, systematic and taxonomy (classification of living things) reading Lecture
3 Ichnology, assumptions about the beginning of life reading Lecture
4 The first real fossils, characteristic fossils, and fossils of the zone reading Lecture
5 Micropaleontology, history, sampling and preparation reading Lecture
6 General characteristics of foraminifera, foraminifera shell structure reading Lecture
7 Ecological zones, the factors affecting the distribution of foraminifera reading Lecture
8 Mid-term exam Midterm exam Preparation Testing
9 Test structure and coiling of foraminifera reading Lecture
10 Systematic identification, Textularia, Fusulina reading Lecture
11 Miliolidae, Alveolinidae reading Lecture
12 Rotalidae, Cymbaloporidae, Nummulitidae reading Lecture
13 Globotruncanidae, Globorotalidae, Orbitoididae, Discocyclinidae, Lepidocyclinidae, Miogypsinidae reading Lecture
14 Ostracods, Radiolarias, Diatoms reading Lecture
15 Silicoflagellates, Palynology, Dinoflagellates, Acritarchs, Tintinnids, Calpionellids, Conodonts. reading Lecture
16-17 Final exam Final exam Preparation Testing

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