Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Tectonics JFM 202 4 2 + 1 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses <p>Petroleum Geology</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. LEVENT GÜLEN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. LEVENT GÜLEN,
Course Assistants

Arş. Gör. Hilal Yalçın

Course Category
Course Objective

The Earth is a dynamic planet. The motion of the tectonic plates that form the surface of the earth causes magmatic and seismic activity and as a result the crust is deformed. Besides, the folds and faults, that form due to the deformation of the crust, are the main tectonic structures, where mineral deposits, oil and gas traps are formed. The subject of this course is the deformation of the crust and students gain knowledge as to how the geological structures are formed, and they learn how to apply this knowledge in the exploration of the mineral deposits, oil and natural gas, as well as in seismic hazard mitigation.

Course Content

Stress & strain, Faults, Normal faults, Thrust or reverse faults, Strike-slip faults, Fractures & joınts, Folds, Foliations & Lineations, Regional association of structures, Plate Tectonics, Subduction Zones, Continental Collision Zones, Mid-Ocean Ridges

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Evaluates stress and strain relationships, , , , , , ,
2 Interprets the rheological properties of geologic materials based on deformation characteristics, , , , , , ,
3 Recognizes different types of faults and folds and interprets the tectonic structure, , , , , , , ,
4 Designs a geophysical exploration program based on fault and fold criteria, , , , , , ,
5 Can delineate fault and fold structures from lithologic well logs, , , , , , , ,
6 Interprets and delineates faults and folds in seismic reflection and refraction data, , , , , , ,
7 Interprets geological history based on tectonic structure.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction,
2 Stress &amp; Strain,
3 Faults,
4 Normal Faults,
5 Thrust or Reverse Faults,
6 Strike-slip Faults,
7 Fractures &amp; Joints,
8 Folds,
9 Foliations &amp; Lineations,
10 Regional Associations of Structures,
11 Plate Tectonics,
12 Subduction zones,
13 Continental Collision Zones,
14 Mid-Ocean Ridges,
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Second Edition
Robert J. Twiss & Eldridge M. Moores
W. H. Freeman and Company 2007

GLOBAL TECTONICS
Third Edition
Philip Kearey, Keith A. Klepeis, and Frederick J. Vine
Wiley-Blackwell - 2009

YAPISAL JEOLOJİ
Erkan Karaman
Devran Matbaacılık - 2006

YAPISAL JEOLOJI
İhsan Ketin ve Nezihi Canıtez
Teknik Üniversite Matbaası 1972

DAVIS, H. G., (1984), Structural Geology of Rocks and Regions, John Wiley And Sons Inc., Canada
KARAMAN, E. (1996),Temel Yapısal Jeoloji ve Uygulamaları, Akdeniz Ünv.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods.
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods. X
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language X
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics X
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development. X
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 20
Total 20
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Quiz 2 14 28
Assignment 1 15 15
Final examination 1 16 16
Total Workload 151
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.04
dersAKTSKredisi 5