Course Code: 5640327
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-6)
ECTS Credit: 6,5
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NURETDİN KAYMAKCI
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The main objective is to obtain necessary skills for various geological mapping techniques and sampling in the field.

Course Content

Topographic maps. Use of compass, altimeter and GPS in the field. Tracing and plotting of geological contacts and geological features onto topographic maps. Field description of rocks and geological features. Field study of outcrop-scale features. Measuring stratigraphic sections. Sampling. Preparation of geological illustrations, cross-sections and writing a geological report. (Field studies are carried out as daily trips on weekends within the semester and either as daily trips or as field camps following final exams of the semester.)

Learning Outcomes

The students will be able to perform geological mapping in the field using both classical and modern technique and obtain sufficient field experience to solve complex geological problems on site.