Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025362004Systematics of InsectsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of this course is to enable the students determine the important species belonging to Apterygota, Exopterygota and Pterygota and to gain knowledge on their biology and damage.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Karsavuran, Prof. Dr. Serdar Tezcan
Learning Outcomes
1Gaining knowledge on their biology and damage
2Gaining knowledge on determination of important insect species belenging to Apterygota, Exopterygota and Pterygota
3Gaining the opportunity to be involved in the projects related with area, to prepare reports, or to assess the reports prepared by others
4Gaining knowledge on phylogenetic tree
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Phylogeny, taxonomical categories and general aspects of insects belonging to Apterygota, Exopterygota and Pterygota • The importance, determination, biology, useful and harmful effects of species belonging to Protura, Diplura, Collembola, Thysanura, Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Grylloblattodea, Orthoptera, Phasmida, Dictyoptera, Dermaptera, Embioptera, Isoptera, Zoraptera, Psocoptera, Mallophaga, Siphunculata, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Strepsiptera, Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Trichoptera, Hymenoptera
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General information on taxonomy, systematic, classification and phylogenetic tree
2Protura, Diplura, Collembola, Thysanura, Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera
3Grylloblattodea, Orthoptera, Phasmida, Dictyoptera, Dermaptera
4Embioptera, Isoptera, Zoraptera, Psocoptera, Mallophaga, Siphunculata
5Hemiptera
6Hemiptera
7Thysanoptera
8Midterm exam
9Neuroptera, Coleoptera
10Coleoptera
11Strepsiptera, Mecoptera, Siphonaptera
12Diptera
13Lepidoptera
14Trichoptera, Hymenoptera
15Presentation of the project
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Ecevit, O., “Böcek Sistematiği”. Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 34, 487 pp. (2000). Imms, A. D., “A General Textbook of Entomology”. London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1-886. (1964). Lodos, N., “Türkiye Entomolojisi II.” E.U. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları. 591 pp. (1982). Lodos, N., “Türkiye Entomolojisi IV.” E.U. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları. 250 pp. (1989). Lodos, N.,.” Türkiye Entomolojisi I.” E.U. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları. 364 pp. (1991). Lodos, N., “Türkiye Entomolojisi III.” E.U. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları. 167 pp. (1993). Lodos, N., “Türkiye Entomolojisi VI.” E.U. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları. 300 pp. (1998). Lodos, N. & S. Tezcan, “Türkiye Entomolojisi V.” Entomoloji Derneği Yayınları. 138 pp. (1995). Richards, O. W. & R. G. Davies, “Imms’ General Textbook of Entomology”. Chapman and Hall. 421-1354. (1977).
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Quiz414
Attending Lectures14342
Field Work14570
Project Presentation13030
Individual Study for Mid term Examination14040
Individual Study for Final Examination15050
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)236
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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