Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Living In Earthquakes SAU 004 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. MURAT UTKUCU
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU,
Course Assistants
Course Category Teaching Suitable For Field
Course Objective

This course aims to teach knowledge of why do earthquakes occur, how earthquake science (seismology) has developed, what are earthquake hazards and how earthquake hazards could be mitigated and basic scientific bacgkround of how do we live with earthquakes.

Course Content

Why do earthquakes occur, historical development of earthquake science, technical information about earthquakes; hazard, risk and disaster in context; what are environmental hazards; classification of earthquake hazards; adjustment of earthquake hazard; risk and disaster management

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explains how do earthquakes occur. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 Briefly learns historical development of earthquake science or seismology. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 Learns terms of hazard and risk along with their differences. Defines term of disaster and lists its features. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Assesses whether a given event is an environmental hazard or environmental problem. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Categorically lists earthquake hazards. Lecture, Testing,
6 Classifies the choices for earthquake hazard adjustment and explains each briefly. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
7 Discusses how to carry out risk management activities together with their relative importance. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
8 Offers suggestions for reducing risk caused by the earthquake hazards.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Why do earthquakes occur
2 A brief look to historical development of earthquake science
3 Technical information about earthquakes-1: earthquake hypocentral parameters, earthquake waves and their types
4 Technical information about earthquakes-2: determining earthquake location, term of magnitude and intensity.
5 Hazard, risk and disaster in context
6 Earthquake hazard and its nature
7 Primary earthquake hazards: earthquake ground motion and surface ruptures.
8 Secondary earthquake hazards; Liquefaction and land slides, rock and snow avalanches.
9 Secondary earthquake hazards; Tsunami and fires
10 Risk assessment and disaster management
11 Adjustment to earthquake hazard: Loss-sharing such as disaster aid and insurance.
12 Event modification adjustments: Environmental control and hazard-resistant structure design.
13 Vulnerability modification adjustments: Community preparedness, forecasting and warning, land use planning.
Course Notes
Course Resources
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
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 12 12
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 116
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.64
dersAKTSKredisi 5