Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZBK302ACAROLOGYCompulsory364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
At the end of the course students will be competent in Identifying the mites, distinguishing destructive and beneficial mites in agriulture, deciding to control of harmful mites.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Firdevs ERSİN
Learning Outcomes
1Identifying the harmful and beneficial mites
2Deciding to control of phytophagous mites
3Determining the proper control method
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Morphology and function, classification,habitats,methods,of mites
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introduction to the course, it’s contents, importance and historyStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
1Systematic position of the Acari, Morphology and function: IntegumentStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
2Morphology and function: Metamerism, GnathosomaStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
3Morphology and function: Idiosoma, Legs, Digestive, Excretion, Circulatory and Nervous SystemsStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
4Morphology and function: Reproductive and Respiratory System Classification Studying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
5Habitats of mites: Parasic forms: Ectoparasitic mites, Endoparasitic mitesStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
6Habitats of mites: Free living forms: Predaceous mites Studying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
7Midterm exam
8Free living forms: Fungivorous mites Studying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
9Free living forms: Copropfagous and saprofagous mites, Phoretic mites, introduction to Phytopfagous mitesStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
10Phytopfagous mites: Soil species, Aerial species Studying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
11Phytopfagous mites: Storage speciesStudying on concerning mite slides and the other visual materials
12Presentation of homeworkPresentation of homework
13Presentation of homeworkPresentation of homework
14Presentation of homeworkPresentation of homework
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Evans, G. O. “Principles of Acarology” University Press, Cambridge (1992) Jeppson, L. R., Keifer, H. H., Baker, E. W. “Mites Injurious to Economic Plants”, Univ. Of California Press (1975) Ketle, D. S. “Medical and Veterinary Entomology”, Croo Helm, London, Sydney (1984) Krantz, G. W. “A Manual of Acarology”, Oregon State Univ. (1978)
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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Quiz414
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Preparation11515
Report Presentation11212
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)122
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1   4  
LO2   555
LO3      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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