Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025041998Preparation and Drawing Techniques in EntomologyElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to provide the students with the comprehension about collecting, bringing the material from the nature in the research related with Plant Protection, preserving of these sample, making the whole or partly insect body slides of these samples and the methods of drawing and measurement of the identification characters by using these slides. Besides, at the end of lecture, the students are able to comprehend how they used the knowledge learned in the some basic and applied lectures of Plant Protection Department.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Galip KAŞKAVALCI
Learning Outcomes
1Use the tools and materials found in the Entomology Laboratory
2Apply and select the accurate methods aimed at the collecting, bringing the material from the fields and preserving of them
3Design the projects/reports/thesis related with the subject, and present these to the scientific world as publication
4Interpret the advanced and current knowledge, principles and techniques in plant protection for making the slides of the insects and drawing of them
5Use the advanced theoretical knowledge at the area of expertise, organize the report or suggestion on the decision of the criteria according to identify for insects
6Make the whole or partly insect body slides and discriminate the accurate techniques according to the diagnosing criteria
7Know the drawing of the identification characters and the measurement techniques
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The use of the materials and tools found and necessary to be found in Entomology laboratory, Preparation of laboratory, Collecting, bringing the material from the fields and preserving of them, Techniques for making the insect slides, Mediums using preparing the slides, Some special (aphid, mite, etc) preparation methods, Drawing of taxonomical or morphological characters of some insects
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Introduction (The importance of preparation and drawing techniques) Introducing the lecture content and related books
2Tools found in Entomology laboratoryStudent presentations
3Preparation of laboratoryStudent presentations
4Collecting, bringing the material from the fields and preserving of themCollection of samples from the field and Quiz
5Preparation of the insect slidesStudent presentations Laboratory practices
6Mediums using preparing the slides Fixations Student presentations Laboratory practices
7Midterm Exam
8Some special preparation methods (Macro preparation)Laboratory practices
9Some special preparation methods (Micro -aphid, mite, etc- preparation) Laboratory practices
10Drawing of the material by naked eye Drawing of the material on millimeter paperLaboratory practices
11Drawing of antennae or leg through mirror microscopeLaboratory practices
12Half insect drawing and organs mountingLaboratory practices
13Drawing of whole insectLaboratory practices
14Admeasurements, marking scale/measureLaboratory practices
15Presentations of student home works (Preparation and drawings) Debates on home works
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Kaşkavalcı, G. & Ş. Kısmalı, Entomolojide Preparasyon ve Çizim. (Basılmamış Ders Notları).İzmir, 48 s., 2010. Recommended readings: - Çanakçıoğlu, H., Böceklerin Toplanma - Preparasyon Muhafaza ve Teşhisi. İstanbul Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Yayınları İ. Ü. Yayın No:3768, O. F. Yayın No:422, İstanbul, 616 s, 1963. - Düzgüneş, Z., Küçük Arthropodların Toplanması, Saklanması ve Mikroskobik Preparatlarının Hazırlanması. TC. Gıda-Tarım ve Hayvancılık Bakanlığı Zirai Mücadele ve Zirai Karantina Genel Müdürlüğü Yayınları, Ankara 77 s, 1980. - Ecevit, O. & S. Mennan, Entomolojide Laboratuar Yöntemleri. Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Ders Kitabı No:35, Samsun, 196 s, 2000. - Kansu, İ.A., Genel Entomoloji (Üçüncü Baskı, Gözden geçirilmiş ve genişletilmiş). Ankara Basım Sanayi A.Ş., Ankara, 326+XIV s, 1982. - Ozban, N., Mikropreparasyon Yöntemleri. T.C. İstanbul Üniversitesi Yayınları Sayı:2984, Fen Fakültesi No:170, Fen Fakültesi Basımevi, İstanbul, 141+VI s, 1982. - Sekendiz, O. A., Entomoloji Çalışmalarında Histoloji Laboratuvarı Tekniği. Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi Genel Yayın No;113, Orman Fakültesi Yayın No:7, Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi Basımevi, Trabzon, 65 s, 1979. - Vardar, Y., Botanikte Preparasyon Tekniği. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi No:1, Ege Üniversitesi Matbaası, İzmir, 66 s, 1962.
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)
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation22040
Self Study14684
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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