Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu
Faculty of Science and Letters - Department of Geography

General Description

History

Department of Geography was established in 1999 and has started instruction for undergraduate students in 1999-2000 academic year.

Qualification Awarded

Students that successfully complete the program are awarded with a diploma of Bachelor's degree in Geography.

Level of Qualification

First Cycle

Specific Admission Requirements

According to Higher Education Law and Regulations which have been decided by Higher Education Council (YÖK), high school graduate students have to take a university entrance exam administered by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) to be able to enroll in this program.

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Also successful vocational school graduates to continue their education to obtain Bachelor’s degrees if they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) are admitted. The courses to be taken by these students are determined by the relevant department, on the basis of courses they have completed in the programs from which they have graduated. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ondokuz Mayıs University and hence of the Department is not an exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organized at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a successful grade from these exams are held exempt from the related courses in the curriculum.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Program diploma is awarded to undergraduate students who have successfully completed all the courses (for total of 240 ECTS).

Profile of The Programme

The aim of the four-year undergraduate program is provide scientific knowledge on the discipline of geography and other related disciplines as well. The courses of the program consist of compulsory and optional courses considering the current social needs and recent progress in geography. The Department of Geography has four main sub-branches named as “Physical Geography", "Regional Geography" “Human and Economic Geography”, and "Geography of Turkey". However, students are not accepted for these branches of the department separately, they take instruction in the Department of Geography and graduate for a single diploma.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples

Graduates of geography department can work as specialist of field observation, land use planning, regional planning, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Impact Analysis, environmental science, map editing, map libraries, Remote Sensing, aerial photo interpretation, cartography, education, international relations, geopolitics, marketing analysis, recreation resources management, health protection planning, water resources management, urban planning, social expertise, soil science, transportation planning, and Earth sciences. It is possible for the graduates to become teachers in both private and public schools. At the same time, students who wish to do academic work in their industry also have opportunities to master's and doctorate. In addition, a variety of faculty, graduate students can serve as the academic staff at universities.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates, assuming that they meet required degrees in ALES exam (Academic Postgraduate Education Examination) and required foreign language knowledge, can enroll in graduate programs (master degree and doctorate).

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Examinations are made in dates, places, and times determined and announced by the University. Students have to attend the classes and exams. The attendance of the students is followed by the lecturers. 100 is the full point in the assessment of all exams, in addition to each course has a written mid-term exam (or homework assignment) and a final exam. The score of a course is calculated with the 40% of the mid-term exam grade and 60% of the final exam grade.

Graduation Requirements

Students to graduate from this program must obtain a grade point average of at least 60 out of 100 and succeed all courses in the program (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS).

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full Time

Address, Programme Director or Equivalent

Prof. Dr. Ali UZUN

Telephone: + 90 03623121919 / 5209
+ 90 03623121919 / 5207
E-mail: aliuzun@omu.edu.tr

Facilities

Geography department has the following resources:
-Three professors, one associate professor, two assistant professors, five research assistants, and two administrative staff are working for Department of Geography.
-Department of Geography has enough classrooms for theoretical instructions and a GIS laboratory which is open to students for the related courses.
- The various education methods and materials (computers, projectors and other some multimedia equipment) are used in departmental teaching lessons.

Programme Outcomes

  1. The students who graduate with a major know and use the terminology of geography.
  2. They know and apply the main research principles, data collection methods, and assessment methods of geography.
  3. They know the basic information about environmental problems and natural hazards, and methods for coping with them.
  4. They know the main information of ecosystems and their geographical distribution.
  5. They identify and explain spatial differences.
  6. They determine and explain the location of geographical space and its natural, human, and economic characteristics.
  7. They can prepare and finalize independent projects.
  8. They know the essentials of sustainable use of geographical space.
  9. They can provide collaboration and cooperation in interdisciplinary studies.
  10. They can collect, analyze, and interpret geographical data.
  11. They will know basic information about professional career, geography teaching, and postgraduate education.
  12. They know geographical regions of Turkey and their main characteristics.
  13. They can observe and understand the relation between man and space in rural and urban areas.
  14. After defining potentials and weak points of geographical space, they can relate them to sustainable development (SWOT analysis).
  15. They know and can explain geopolitical characteristics of Turkey according to main principles of geopolitics.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

T:Theoretical,P:Practice, L:Laboratory
Semester 1
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
ATİ101Principles Of Ataturk And History Of Revolution-I 927001 2 0 0 2.0
COĞ101Introduction To Geography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ103Mathematical Geography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ105Introduction To Geomorphology 927006 4 0 0 6.0
COĞ107Climatology-I 927006 3 0 0 5.0
COĞ109Geography Of Population 927006 4 0 0 6.0
COĞ111Economic Geography I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
SSDThe Non-Elective 927003 0 0 0 0.0
TDİ101Turkish Language-I 927001 2 0 0 1.0
YD101Foreign Language-I 927003 2 0 0 2.0
Total 23 0 0 31.0
Semester 2
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
ATİ102Principles Of Ataturk And History Of Revolution-II 927001 2 0 0 1.0
COĞ102Geography Of Settlement 927006 4 0 0 6.0
COĞ104Cartography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ106Rocks And Minerals 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ108Climatology-II 927006 3 0 0 5.0
COĞ110Soil Geography 927006 4 0 0 6.0
COĞ112Economic Geography II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
SSDThe Non-Elective 927003 0 0 0 0.0
TDİ102Turkish Language-II 927001 2 0 0 1.0
YD102Foreign Language II 927003 2 0 0 2.0
Total 23 0 0 30.0
Semester 3
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ201Geomorphology-I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ203Synoptic Climatology 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ205Hydrography-I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ207Vegetation Geography-I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ209Industrial Geography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ211Geography Of Turkey-I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ213Geography Of Countries-I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ215Cultural Geography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COS-33.Elective Course 927003 4 0 0 6.0
Total 20 0 0 30.0
Semester 4
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ202Geomorphology-II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ204Climate Types And Climate Zones 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ206Hydrography-II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ208Vegetation Geography-II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ210Transportation Geography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ212Geography Of Turkey-II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ214Geography Of Countries-II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ216Urban Geography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COS-44.Elective Course 927003 4 0 0 8.0
Total 20 0 0 32.0
Semester 5
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ301Regions Geography-I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ303Geography Of Countries-III 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ305Research Methods in Geography-I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ307Field Applications I 927006 2 2 0 6.0
COĞ309Political Geography-I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ311Geography Of Disasters I 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COS-55.Elective Course 927003 6 0 0 0.0
Total 18 2 0 21.0
Semester 6
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ302Regions Geography-II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ304Geography Of Countries-IV 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ306Research Methods in Geography-II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ308Field Applications II 927006 2 2 0 6.0
COĞ310Political Geography-II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ312Geography Of Disasters II 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COS-66.Elective Course 927003 6 0 0 0.0
Total 18 2 0 21.0
Semester 7
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ401Regions Geography-III 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ403Local Geography Researches-I 927001 2 2 0 6.0
COĞ405Tourism Geography-I 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ407Introduction To Ecology 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ409Quaternary Geography 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COS-77.Elective Course 927003 8 0 0 0.0
Total 18 2 0 18.0
Semester 8
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ402Regions Geography-IV 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ404Local Geography Researches-II 927001 2 2 0 6.0
COĞ406Tourism Geography-II 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ408Environmental Problems 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ410Turkey in Geopolitics 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COS-88.Elective Course 927003 8 0 0 3.0
Total 18 2 0 21.0
SSD / The Non-Elective
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
YD101 / Foreign Language-I
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
YDA101 German-I 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YDF101 French-I 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YDİ101 English I 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YD102 / Foreign Language II
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
YDA102 German-II 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YDF102 French-II 927001 2 0 0 0.0
YDİ102 English II 927001 2 0 0 2.0
COS-3 / 3.Elective Course
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ221 General Geology 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ223 Subterranean Resources 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ225 Population Geography Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ227 Geography Of Central Black Sea Division 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ229 Global Ecosystems 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ231 Health Geography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ233 Rural Settlements 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ235 Vegetation Geography Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ237 Computer Usage in Geography 927006 1 2 0 3.0
COS-4 / 4.Elective Course
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ222 Geology Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ224 Geography Of Energy 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ226 Settlement Geography Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ228 Geography Of Samsun Province 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ230 Earth Systems 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ232 Cities Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ234 Soils Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ236 Zoogeography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ238 Neighbor Countries Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COS-5 / 5.Elective Course
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ321 History Of Geography Science 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ323 Geographic Information Systems 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ325 Land Use 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ327 Agricultural Geography Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ329 Oceanography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ331 Map Analysis 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ333 Volcano Geography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ335 Ecology Of Coastal Waters 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ337 Mountains Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ339 Limnology 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ341 Environmental Management 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COS-6 / 6.Elective Course
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ322 Caves Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ324 Environmental Impact Assessment 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ326 Regional Planning 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ328 Rivers Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ330 Geomorphology Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ332 Husbandry in Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ334 Karst Topography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ336 Lakes Of Turkey 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ338 Historical Geography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ340 Remote Sensing And Aerial Photography 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ342 Applied Geomorphology 927006 2 0 0 3.0
COS-7 / 7.Elective Course
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ421 Rural Potential Of Turkey 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ423 Ecological Biogeography 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ425 Disaster Management 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ427 Climate Changes And Environmental Impacts 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ429 Water Resources Management (S) 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ431 Industrial Geography Of Turkey 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ433 River Basin Management 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ435 Tectonic Geomorphology 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COS-8 / 8.Elective Course
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
COĞ422 Natural Haritage Areas Of Turkey 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ424 Tourism Geography Of Turkey 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ426 Human Ecology 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ428 Climate Of Turkey 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ430 Transportation And Commerce in Turkey 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ432 Coastal Morphology And Management (E) 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ434 Wetlands And Management 927001 2 0 0 3.0
COĞ436 Geoarchaeology 927001 2 0 0 3.0
SKD002 Entrepreneurship 927001 2 2 0 3.0