Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Disasters and Disaster Management SAU 026 0 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. LEVENT GÜLEN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Arş. Gör. Hilal Yalçın

Course Category
Course Objective

90% of Turkey is located along a seismically active earthquake belt. Disasters such as earthquakes, floods and landslides have caused numerous deaths and significant economic losses over the centuries thus negatively affecting the sustainable development of our country. Continued increases in population and the growth of megacities will make the situation even worse. In order to reduce disaster risk, implementing disaster prevention measures, providing disaster and disaster management education to people and especially  educating public officers, goverment workers and people in management positions is an important task that needs to be done effectively and immediately.

Course Content

What is disaster? Disaster types, Effects of disasters on sustainable development, Disaster Management Cycle, Disaster Terminology, What is earthquake? Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity, Seismicity of Turkey and the World, Seismic Hazard Maps, Soil and Building Interaction, Floods, Land Slides, Tsunami, Disaster Reduction efforts in Turkey and the World, Turkish Earthquake Resistant Building Code (2007), UDSEP(2012-2023), Effective Disaster Management 10th Development Plan (2014-2018), Coordination in Disaster Management, Emergency and Disaster Management Coordination Centers.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Knows disaster concept and disaster types Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Can evaluate the importance of disasters in sustainable development of countries Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 Can implement the disaster management cycle actions Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Knows about the National Earthquake Strategy Action Plan Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
5 Can plan strategies to reduce disaster risk Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
6 Can plan to form a disaster resistant community Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
7 Can implement the neceassary measures before, during & after an earthquake Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is disaster and Disaster types?
2 Effects of disasters on sustainable development
3 Disaster Management Cycle and Disaster Terminology
4 National Earthquake Strategy Action Plan (UDSEP)
5 Turkish Disaster Response Plan (TAMP)-1
6 Turkish Disaster Response Plan (TAMP)-2
7 What is earthquake? Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity
8 Seismicity of Turkey and the World
9 Floods, Landslides, Tsunami
10 Disaster Reduction efforts in Turkey and the World, Turkish Earthquake Resistant Building Code (2007),
11 Project presentations
12 Project presentations
13 Project presentations
14 project Ptesentations
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

1-Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015), 2007, Building the resilience of Nations and Communities, United Nations, ISDR Publication 1037, Geneva.
2-Smith, K. 2000, Environmental Hazards, Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, Routledge, 420p.
3-UDSEP (2012-2023), 2011, Ulusal Deprem Stratejisi ve Eylem Planı, T.C.Başbakanlık Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı, 83 sayfa, Ankara.
4-Deprem Bölgelerinde Yapılacak Binalar Hakkında Yönetmelik, 2007, Resmi Gazete 6.Mart.2007, Sayı: 26454.
5-T.C. Kalkınma Bakanlığı Onuncu Kalkınma Planı (2014-2018) Afet Yönetiminde Etkinlik Raporu (yayınlanmamış).

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
2. Kısa Sınav 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 6 12
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 126
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.04
dersAKTSKredisi 5