Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this lesson is preparing the students of Faculty of Agriculture for the higher classes. Basic consepts of plant structuure and functions are teaching the students in this lesson.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Berrin DURAL
Learning Outcomes
1Learning the main concepts botany
2Understanding basic princibles of plant structure and function
3Making connections between the different disciplines as molecular biology, biodiversity and plant systematics
4Making connections between the plant morphology and physiology
5Adaptation of general botany subjects to the daily life
6Interrogation of the connections between the concepts of general botany and experiments
7Investigation the basic data of general botany and transfering them by writing or orally
8Making connections between the experimental sense, analytical
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Botany and importance. Structure of cell and tissues and organs of plants. Structure and functions of vegetative (root, shoot, leaf) and reproductive (flower, fruit, seed) organs. Reproduction and generation cycle. Physiology of metabolism and growth and development events in plants.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Introduction: World of living consept.Meaning and importance of science of botany: Properties of living things as objects of living science biology [Main structural arrangement (cell structure), chemical content, structure and energy traffic (metabolism), growth and differentiation,multiplication (reproduction), adaptation, regeneration, motion, mutation and natural selection], Occurence of life in the world and related theories.
2Classification of living world, Branches of botany science, Plants and important subjects.
3Classification of plants and nomenclature: cell consept and structure of plant cell: Identification and investigation of plant cell structure [plant cell wall, structure and function of cytoplasm (cytosol, ER, golgi).
4Organelles of cell (mitocondria, plastids, peroxisome), Cytoskleton, Structure and function of nucleus and chromosomes, Vacuole and function, cell fission –Mitosis.
5Plant tissues:Meristems and functions, adult tissues, paranchymatic tissues
6Epidermis and derivatives (stomata and trichomes).
7Support tissue (collenchyma and sclerenchyma)
9Secretory tissue (glandular hairs and glands),Absorption tissue, Vascular tissue structure and types(phloem and xylem elements).
10Plant Organs: Root and shoot morphology and anatomy (tissue diferences of monocothyl and dicothyl)
11Plant organs and reproduction: Leaf morphology and anatomy, Reproduction in plants (sexual ans asexual reproduction, mechanism of meiosis fission and importance, life cycle with samples in plant world
12Structural properties of reproduction organs in higher (flowerly) plants: structure and properties of flower, fruit and seed
13Functioning of plant structures(Introduction to Plant Physiology): Composition of mineral elements of plants and function of mineral elements in plants.
14Mechanisms of taken and tranporting of water and mineral elements in plants, Transpiration: Diffision, osmosis and swelling events in water taken in cell level: Permeability in biological membranes: mechanism of active and passive mineral taken
15Energytic events in plants: Phosynthesis
Recommended or Required Reading
Vardar, Y., Seçmen, Ö., “Bitki Morfolojisinde Temel Bilgiler” Barış Yayın. (1993) Vardar, Y., Güven A., “Bitki Fizyolojisine Giriş”. Barış Yayın. (1996) Vardar, Y., Kesercioğlu, T., “Genetiğe Başlarken”. Barış yayın. (1996) Bitki Biyolojisi Çev. Ed. Kani Işık (Linda E. Graham, James M Graham, Lee W. Wilcox), Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara (2004).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study4520
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination155
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO3 5  3 
LO45 3   
LO5 43 34
LO6  4   
LO7   5 4
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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