Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025472007Urban EntomologyElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to provide that students recognize direct and indirect harmful animals which live in cities and other areas, know the economic importance and harmfulness situation of them.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yusuf KARSAVURAN
Learning Outcomes
1Recognize species relating to important animals who gave harm to human,
2Creating an article, report and project related to topic and evaluating these
3Making decide to control pest and preparing report according to the knowledge,
4Recognizing phylogenic structure related to animals who gave harm to human,
5Knowing life cycle and damage kind of them,
6To make recommendation to solve problem related to urban pest by using appropriate methods and techniques,
7Utilization from characteristics of the species for the solution of the problems which arise from pests, and producing solutions,
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The human environment and urbanization,Animals and animal status in the human environment, general features of them,Important species relating to phylum Arthropoda, descriptive, importance, life cycle of them,- Important species relating to phylum Chordata, descriptive, importance, life cycle of them,Pests, harmfulness situation and importance of them
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The human environment and urbanization, features
2Classification of the animals and animal status in the human environment, economic importance of them and comparison with other pest groups in terms of their importance
3The importance of the important species belong to phylum Arthropoda in terms of human life
4Important species belong to Crustacea, Diplopoda, Chilopoda classes; descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
5Important species belong to class Arachnida, descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
6Important species belong to class Arachnida, descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
7Important species belong to class Insecta, descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
8Midterm Exam
9Important species belong to class Insecta, descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
10Important species belong to class Insecta, descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
11Important species belong to class Insecta, descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
12The importance of the important species belong to phylum Chordata in terms of human life, the general characteristics of phylum Chordata and its classes, important species belong to class Amphibia, descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
13Important species belong to class Mammalia, descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
14Important species belong to order Rodentia (Mammalia), descriptive, importance and life cycle of them
15Preparing and evaluating term paper and report
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading: Karsavuran, Y., Kentsel Entomoloji, Basılmamış Yüksek Lisans Ders Notları, Ege Üniv. Ziraat Fak., Bornova, İzmir, 106 s., 2010. Recommended Readings: 1. Anonymous, Zirai Mücadele Teknik Talimatları Cilt 1, T.C. Tar. Köyişl. Bak. Tarımsal Araştırmalar Gn. Md., Ankara, 283 s., 2008. 2. Baran, İ., Atatür, M. K., Türkiye Herpetofaunası (Kurbağa ve Sürüngenler), T.C. Çevre Bakanlığı Yayınları, Ankara, 214 s., 1998. 3. Ecevit, O., İnsan ve Hayvan Zararlısı Arthropod (Arthropoda)’lar. O.M.Ü. Zir. Fak. Ders Kitabı No.28, 296 s., 1998. 4. Kuru, M., Omurgalı Hayvanlar, Ata. Üniv. Yay. No: 646, Kazım Karabekir Eğitim Fak. Yay. No: 3 Ders Kitapları Serisi No: 3, Erzurum, 735 s., 1987. 5. Robinson, W. H., Urban Entomology. ChapmanHall, London, 430 pp., 1996.
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 Lectures14228
Report Preparation155
Report Presentation11010
Self Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination14545
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)221
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