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Course Name
Turkish Toprak Bilgisi
English Soil Science
Course Code
PEM 222E Credit Lecture
Semester 4
2 2 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Meltem Erdem Kaya
Course Objectives 1. To provide the concepts of structure, formation and organic materials of soil
2. To provide information about physical and chemical properties of soil material
3. To provide the concepts of soil erosion and soil types.
Course Description Structure, formation and organic materials of soil. Soil texture and soil-water relations. Soil classification system. Soil reaction and chemical properties. Air, heat, colour and nourishment materials of soil. Soil erosion and its types
Course Outcomes Students who pass the course will be able to:
1. Evaluate the structure, formation and organic materials of soil both as a material and as a milliu used in landscape architecture
2. Evaluate the physical and chemical properties of soil
3. Discriminate the different soil types
4. Identify the physical characteristics of soil types on the land
5. Gain insight to reasons of soil erosion
6. Evaluate the problems emerged from soil type on the terrain
Pre-requisite(s) none
Required Facilities
Textbook Craul, J.P. 1992. Urban Soil in Landscape Design. John Wiley & Sons. INC.
Other References Crauil, T.A. , Craul, P.J. 2006. Soil Design Protocols for Landscape Architects and Contractors, Wiley.
Hopper, L.J. 2011. Graphic Standards Field Guide To Softscape, Wiley
Huang, P.M., Li, Yuncong, Sumner, M.E. 2012. Handbook of Soil Sciences: Properties and Processes. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press
Marzluff, M.J. et.al. 2008. Urban Ecology: and international perspective on the interaction between humans and nature, New York: Springer
Meuser, H. 2010. Contaminated Urban Soils, Springer, Netherlands
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