COURSE UNIT TITLE

: TECHNICAL ENGLISH

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
SSD 2008 TECHNICAL ENGLISH ELECTIVE 2 0 0 2

Offered By

Natural Building Stones Technology

Level of Course Unit

Short Cycle Programmes (Associate's Degree)

Course Coordinator

ASISTANT PROFESSOR ILKER ÖZKAN

Offered to

Drilling Technology
Natural Building Stones Technology
Industrial Glass and Ceramics
GEOTECHNICS

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to improve reading, comprehension, writing skills and vocabulary knowledge of the students with the help of texts written in English.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   To define the mineral term.
2   To list the features of a mineral.
3   To outline rocks and types of rocks.
4   To define the clay minerals.
5   To describe the hydrologic cycle.
6   To identify the groundwater exploration and monitoring.

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 What is a mineral
2 The chemical composition of minerals
3 The crystalline nature of minerals
4 Physical properties of minerals
5 Mineral classification
6 Types of rocks and rock cycle
7 Mid-term exam
8 Igneous rocks
9 Sedimentory rocks
10 Rock forming minerals
11 Soil and rock sampling
12 Clay minerals
13 The hydrologic cycle
14 Groundwater exploration and monitoring

Recomended or Required Reading

Textbook(s): Graham R. Thompson, Jonathan Turk , Earth Science and The Environment, 1993
Supplementary Book(s): Donald D. Coduto, Geotechnical Engineering Principles and Practises, 1999
Supplementary Book(s): Robert D. Holtz, William D. Kovacs, An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, 1981

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The course will be taught in the classroom theoretically. The instructor will teach the examples of terminology related to professional issues by giving texts written in English. The instructor will also discuss the texts with questions and answers for better understanding.

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 FIN FINAL EXAM
3 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE* 0.50 + FIN * 0.50
4 RST RESIT
5 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE * 0.50 + RST* 0.50

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

I. Mid-term exam %50: To examine the theoretical information.
II. Final exam %50: To examine the all learning outcomes.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

ilker.ozkan@deu.edu.tr

Office Hours

Wednesday between 13.00-13.30

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 13 2 26
Lectures 13 2 26
Lectures 13 2 26
Lectures 13 2 26
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 13 1 13
Preparation for midterm exam 1 5 5
Preparation for final exam 1 10 10
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 13 1 13
Preparation for midterm exam 1 5 5
Preparation for final exam 1 10 10
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 13 1 13
Preparation for midterm exam 1 5 5
Preparation for final exam 1 10 10
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 13 1 13
Preparation for midterm exam 1 5 5
Preparation for final exam 1 10 10
Final 1 1 1
Midterm 1 1 1
Final 1 1 1
Midterm 1 1 1
Final 1 1 1
Midterm 1 1 1
Final 1 1 1
Midterm 1 1 1
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 224

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

PO/LOPO.1PO.2PO.3PO.4PO.5PO.6PO.7PO.8PO.9PO.10
LO.111
LO.211
LO.311
LO.411
LO.511
LO.611