FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGGEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

GEOE209 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Course Code: 5640209
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NURETDİN KAYMAKCI
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

a.Makes students aware of the major Earth processes and their products,b.developes student's ability to observe and inter-relate Earth processes,c. teches students the main categories of Earth products; explains varies classifications, their advantages as well as their shorthcomings, d.makes students aware of the geological historical background of Earth processes, e.makes students aware of the origin and development of the Life on Earth,based on observations in the rock strata record.

Course Content

Framework of Earth processes and products. Concepts and terminology of basic geological features. Interrelation of various branches of the scientific study of Earth.

Learning Outcomes

In this course students :a) gain a basic knowledge in an area fundamental for the practice of geological engineering; b) gain an understanding as to how natural events interrelatewith each other; c)learn how to systematically identify a natural process or product encountered; d)develop an ability to synthesize and integrate information and ideas; e)develop the ability to critically observe subtle differences between similar looking objects and/or processes;f) Learn the application of scientific methods in research of natural phenomena; g)Learn to recognize interrelationships among problems and issues. Learn to recognize interrelationships among problems and issues