Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
TOP202 Soil Science 927001 2 4 4
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course is to acquaint the students with the fundamentals of Soil Science, and to familiarize them with the importance of soil in Agricultural Engineering.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Coşkun GÜLSER
Learning Outcomes
  1. To acquaint the students with soil formation factors and processes
  2. To acquaint the students with soil physical, chemical and biological properties
  3. To acquaint the students with plant nutrients and their available forms in soil
  4. toprak ve su korumanın önemi konusu ile ilgili öğrencilere temel bilgi becerilerinin sağlanması
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Brady, N.C., 1974. The Nature and Properties of Soils. MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York.Ergene, A., 1987. Toprak Biliminin Esasları. Atatürk Üniv. Ziraat Fak. Ders Kitapları, No: 47
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Introduction to soil science, soil formation factors and process, soil classification, physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, soil fertility, soil and water conservation.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Definition of soil, formation of parent material
2.Soil formation factors; parent material, climate, organisms, topography, time
3.Soil formation processes; laterization, calsification
4.Gleyzation, alkalinity and salinization, podzolization
5.Soil profile, genetic horizons, soil classification systems
6.Soil physical properties, soil texture and importance for agriculture
7.Soil structure and importance for agriculture, aeration and water holding capacity
8.Soil chemical properties; soil reaction (pH), electrical conductivity
9.Midterm exam
10.Exchangeable cations, cation exchange capacity
11.Soil organic matter and its importance
12.Plant nutrients; macro nutrients, C, H, O, N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S
13.Micro nutrients; Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, B, Mo
14.Water and wind erosion, soil conservation
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13452
Self Study12112
Individual Study for Homework Problems12112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination5210
Individual Study for Final Examination7214