Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025352007Insect TaxonomyElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second 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 and entomology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Serdar Tezcan
Learning Outcomes
1Gaining knowledge on the making of material collections and determination methods of useful and harmful organisms
2Gaining the oppurtunity to prepare reports, or to assess the reports prepared by others
3Gaining knowledge on the taxonomic categories of plant protection area
4Gaining knowledge on the formation of scientific names, their prononciation, etymology and comprehension of scientific names
5Gaining knowledge on important taxonomical principles
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
Ecevit, O., “Böcek Sistematiği”. Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 34, 487 s. (2000). Lerwill, C. J., “An Introduction to the Classification of Animals”. Constable Ltd., 108 pp. (1971). Önder, F., “Taksonomi İlkeleri”. E.U. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 530, 87 s. (1998). Savory, T., “Animal Taxonomy”. Heinemann Educational Boks Ltd. 101 pp. (1970). Schenk, E. T. & J. H. McMasters, “Procedure in Taxonomy”. Stanford University Press, 119 pp. (1956).
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)
Quiz515
Attending Lectures14342
Project Presentation11515
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)219
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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