Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZBK205PRINCIPLES OF TAXONOMY Compulsory232
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to give basic knowledge on taxonomy together with it’s principles, to enable students on the importance of taxonomy in plant protection
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Serdar Tezcan
Learning Outcomes
1Gaining knowledge on important taxonomical principles
2Gaining knowledge on the taxonomic categories of plant protection area
3Gaining knowledge on the taxonomic characters in plant protection
4Gaining knowledge on the making of material collections and determination methods of useful and harmful organisms
5Gaining knowledge on the formation of scientific names, their prononciation, etymology and comprehension of scientific names
6Gaining the oppurtunity to prepare reports, or to assess the reports prepared by others
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Definition of taxonomical principles,• Taxonomic categories,• Taxonomic characters,• Collections, identification and keys,• Taxonomic publications and new species,• Principles of pronunciation of scientific names and nomenclaturel terms
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General information on taxonomy, systematic and classification
2History of taxonomy
3Taxonomic categories-Higher categories and family
4Taxonomic categories-genus, species, subspecies, others
5Taxonomic characters and their importance in plant protection-morphological characters
6Taxonomic characters and their importance in plant protection- physiological and ecological characters
7Taxonomic characters and their importance in plant protection- ethological and geographical characters
8Midterm exam
9Collections in plant protection
10Identification and keys in plant protection
11Taxonomic publications and their importance in plant protection
12New species and their protection
13Synonym, homonym, paranthesis in taxonomy and principles of nomenclature
14Principles of pronunciation of scientific names and nomenclaturel terms
15Presentation of the project
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Önder, F., “Taksonomi İlkeleri”. E.U. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 530, 87 s. (1998). Yardımcı Kaynaklar: Ecevit, O., “Böcek Sistematiği”. Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 34, 487 s. (2000).
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
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Quiz414
Attending Lectures14228
Project Presentation111
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination144
Individual Study for Final Examination144
Individual Study for Quiz428
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)65
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1      
LO2      
LO3      
LO4      
LO5 11 1 
LO6      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr