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ORM7331Principles of Identification of Softwoods3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseThird Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Bedri SERDAR
Co-LecturerProf. Dr. Salih TERZİOĞLU
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
To teach Gymnospermae wood elements and wood structures. To teach how the use identification keys for Gymnospermae woods.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : summarise the elements of Gymnospermae wood1,111
PO - 2 : explain how the use identification keys for woods1,112,4
PO - 3 : identify of Gymnospermae woods 1,114
PO - 4 : present before an audience the results and outcome of any exercise1,112,5
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), PO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
Determining the main criterias used for seperating the woods of the taxa belong to division Spermatophyta subdivision Gymnospermae with anatomical characteristics. Key types using in the wood diagnosis and preparing these keys and explaining the using techniques.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction of Softwood Anatomy
 Week 2Identification Keys
 Week 3To introduce internet programs about wood anatomy
 Week 4Using Delta Program for wood identification
 Week 5To introduce European soft wood anatomies
 Week 6To introduce Commercial woods (soft wood)
 Week 7To introduce Japanese woods (soft wood)
 Week 8To introduce Turkeys soft wood
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10Taxaceae woods
 Week 11Pinaceae woods
 Week 12Second Examination
 Week 13Cupressaceae woods
 Week 14Soft wood features
 Week 15Practise of Softwood identification
 Week 16Final examination
 
Textbook / Material
1Merev, N.,2003 Odun Anatomisi ve Odun Tanıtımı, Orman, KTÜ Yayınları, No210, Trabzon
2Merev, N.,2003 Odun Anatomisi ve Odun Tanıtımı, Orman, KTÜ Yayınları, No210, Trabzon
 
Recommended Reading
1Carlquist, S. 1988, Comparative Wood Anatomy, Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN3-540-18827-4
2Carlquist, S. 1988, Comparative Wood Anatomy, Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN3-540-18827-4
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 11.10.2021 1 30
In-term studies (second mid-term exam) 12 28.10.2021 1 20
End-of-term exam 16 05.01.2022 2 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 15 45
Sınıf dışı çalışma 3 5 15
Laboratuar çalışması 3 8 24
Arasınav için hazırlık 3 2 6
Arasınav 2 1 2
Uygulama 3 5 15
Ödev 3 10 30
Proje 1 5 5
Kısa sınav 3 1 3
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 3 5 15
Dönem sonu sınavı 3 1 3
Diğer 1 5 5 25
Diğer 2 3 4 12
Total work load200