Information Package / Course Catalogue
Soil Science
Course Code: TAB104
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 6
Objectives of the Course

The aim of this course, is to teach to students defining soil formation and rocks, minerals, elements in soi,l understanding relationships among soil physical, chemical and biological properties.

Course Content

Soil elements and minerals, soil formation, soil morphology, physical, chemical and biological properties of soil, soil organic matter, soil erosion and conservation.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1. To be able to define soil formation and soil morphology
2. To be able to define soil physical properties and connected with soil fertility
3.To be able to define soil chemical properties and connected with soil fertility
4.To be able to define soil biological properties and connected with soil fertility
5.To be able to explain the causes of soil erosion and precaution type to be taken against water erosion,
Recommended or Required Reading
1. AYDIN M. Ve KILIÇ Ş. 2010 Toprak Bilimi ISBN : 978-605-395-378-4
2. AKALAN İ. 1988 Toprak Bilgisi. Ankara Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayın No: 1058 Ders Kitabı: 309 Ankara
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction and soil definition
Week 1 - Practice
field work
Week 2 - Theoretical
Soil elements and minerals
Week 2 - Practice
introduction of different minerals in the soil
Week 3 - Theoretical
Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
Week 3 - Practice
Introduction of different rock types
Week 4 - Theoretical
Soil formation
Week 4 - Practice
Examination of the soil profile
Week 5 - Theoretical
Soil morphology and profile
Week 5 - Practice
Examination of soil profile horizons
Week 6 - Theoretical
Physical properties of soil
Week 6 - Practice
soil sampling
Week 7 - Theoretical
Chemical properties of soil
Week 7 - Practice
soil sampling
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Soil organisms
Week 9 - Practice
soil analysis
Week 10 - Theoretical
Soil organic matter
Week 10 - Practice
soil analysis
Week 11 - Theoretical
Soil erosion and conservation
Week 11 - Practice
soil analysis
Week 12 - Theoretical
Soil classification
Week 12 - Practice
soil analysis
Week 13 - Theoretical
Soil using
Week 13 - Practice
soil analysis
Week 14 - Theoretical
Soil-environment realtionships
Week 14 - Practice
soil analysis
Week 15 - Theoretical
General Again
Week 15 - Practice
soil analysis
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Lecture - Practice140228
Assignment10000
Laboratory52115
Land Work110111
Midterm Examination1718
Final Examination19110
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)100
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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