Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Earthquake Hazard Management AFY 007 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU,
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

In this course, you will learn the origin of earthquakes that have the potential to deeply affect life in a place, the concepts of environmental hazards and risks in general, what are earthquake hazards and risks are in particular, how to manage earthquake disaster, how earthquake damage can be reduced, how to live with earthquakes and lessons learned from the earthquakes. It is aimed to bring the students in this knowledge.

Course Content

What is earthquake and why they occur, hazard in context, hazard and risk, hazard and disaster, what are environmental hazards, dimensions of disaster, disaster patterns and trends, risk assessments and disaster management, adjustments to hazard, earthquake hazards, mitigation and management of earthquake hazards, earthquake hazard in Turkey, lessons learned from the effects of the earthquakes in urban areas, ethic in earthquake science.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Learn the terms of hazard and risk and the differences between them. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 Assesses whether an incident is an environmental hazard or an environmental problem. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
3 Discuss the differences between assessed and perceived risk. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
4 Explains why do earthquakes occur? Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
5 Lists earthquake hazards with classifying them Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
6 Discusses how to implement the activities constituting the risk management cycle with their relative importance. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Performance Task,
7 Make recommendations to reduce the risk of earthquake hazards for a given scenario, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is earthquake?How does it occurr?
2 Why earthquakes are important for humankind?
3 Terms of environmental hazard, hazard, and risk and what are the environmental hazards?
4 Term of natural hazard: Physical exposure and human vulnerability to hazard
5 Dimensions, patterns and trends of narural disasters
6 Modification of hazard: Acception, sharing and mitigation of losses
7 Earthquake hazard and its nature, primary earthquake hazards; Earthquake waves and ground shaking
8 Secondary earthquake hazards: Liquefaction, landslides, rock and snow avalanches
9 Modification of earthquake hazard: Disaster aid and insurance
10 Event modifications
11 Earthquake seminars: Earthquakes experienced and lessons learned
12 Earthquake seminars: Earthquakes experienced and lessons learned
13 Earthquake seminars: Earthquakes experienced and lessons learned
14 Earthquake seminars: Earthquakes experienced and lessons learned
Course Notes <p>Utkucu, M. 2008. &ldquo;Deprem Tehlike Y&ouml;netimi Ders Notları&rdquo;,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Course Resources

1.National Research Council, 2003, Living on the active earth: perspectives on eathquake science, National Academic press, 418 pp.
2. Smith, K., 2000, Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, Routledge, 420 pp, ISBN-10: 0415224640.
3. Utkucu, M. ve Alptekin, Ö., 2001, Real-time (gerçek-zaman) sismolojisi, dünyadaki gelisimi ve Türkiye’de uygulanabilirligi, Istanbul Üniversitesi Mühendislik Fakültesi Yerbilimleri Dergisi, 14(1-2), 139-152.
4. Utkucu, M., Çetin, C. ve Alptekin, Ö., 2005, Deprem zararlarinin azaltilmasinda artçi depremlerin önemi, Deprem Sempozyumu 2005, Bildiriler.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods.
3 ability to consolidate disaster management problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them
4 ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process
5 gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to disaster management X
6 ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data
8 ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations X
9 systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments X
10 aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation, and announcement
11 aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications
12 ability to interpret disaster management application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 30
1. Ödev 20
1. Ara Sınav 50
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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Assignment 1 6 6
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 162
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.48
dersAKTSKredisi 6