Information Package / Course Catalogue
Fiber Crops
Course Code: ZTB519
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 7
Objectives of the Course

Agronomy and morphological characteristics of naturally fiber produced plants, fiber development and fiber quality parameters.

Course Content

The importance an production of fiber plants in the World and Turkey, increasing of fiber yield and fiber quality, characteristics of naturally fiber produced plants, fiber quality parameters and growth of of naturally fiber produced plants.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.1. To be able to comprehend the production, consumption and importance of naturally fiber produced plants
2.2. To be able to explain the classification of naturally fiber produced plants.
3.3. To be able to comprehend the cellulose synthesis in fiber plants
4.4.To be able to comprehend the fiber quality parameters and factors effecting fiber quality
5.5. To be able to analyze new ways to increase fiber production and presentation of the results as a report.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.1. Mert, M. 2009. Lif Bitkileri.Nobel yayınları
2.2. Smith, C.W. and J. T. Cothren (eds.). 1999. Cotton: Origin, History, Technology, and Production. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY. 850 p
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The importance of naturally fiber produced plants
Week 1 - Practice
Literature search
Week 2 - Theoretical
Production potential of fiber plants in Turkey
Week 2 - Practice
Literature search
Week 3 - Theoretical
Problems and solutions for production of naturally fiber produced plants
Week 3 - Practice
Literature search
Week 4 - Theoretical
Classification of naturally fiber produced plants
Week 4 - Practice
Literature search
Week 5 - Theoretical
Fiber properties of naturally produced fibers
Week 5 - Practice
Fiber quality properties
Week 6 - Theoretical
Taxonomy, origin and evolution of cotton species
Week 6 - Practice
Literature search
Week 7 - Theoretical
Adaptation, growing conditions, harvesting and storing of cotton
Week 7 - Practice
Explaining with visual presentations
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Fiber development in cotton
Week 9 - Practice
Explaining with visual presentations
Week 10 - Theoretical
Structure of cotton fiber and cellulose synthesis
Week 10 - Practice
Explaining with visual presentations
Week 11 - Theoretical
Physical and chemical properties of cotton fiber
Week 11 - Practice
Physical and chemical properties of cotton fiber
Week 12 - Theoretical
Analysis of factors effecting cotton fiber quality parameters
Week 12 - Practice
Literature search
Week 13 - Theoretical
The taxonomy, adaptation, growing conditions, harvesting and storing of flax and hemp
Week 13 - Practice
Explaining with visual presentations
Week 14 - Theoretical
Basic information and adaptation about other naturally fiber produced plants
Week 14 - Practice
Literature search
Week 15 - Theoretical
Term paper presentation
Week 15 - Practice
Presentations
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Lecture - Practice140228
Assignment100550
Project100550
Midterm Examination111011
Final Examination101010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)177
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
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OÇ-1
5
4
5
2
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-2
4
2
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-3
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-4
4
3
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-5
4
5
4
3
4
4
4
5
3
4
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