Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402002122006VERTEBRATE BIOLOGYCompulsory245
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to get the students acquainted with the biologies and systematics of the vertabrate animals, including the other members of the chordates and hemichordates.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Mehmet Sıkı, Prof.Dr.Bayram Göçmen, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinçer Ayaz, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Mermer.
Learning Outcomes
1Learning of Chordata branch
2To understand the basic vertebrate classes
3to establish the link between actual classes and fossil groups
4Associated with a class of vertebrates to each other
5To adapt vertebrate isuues to contemporary life
6To question the link between the vertebrate classes
7Related vertebrate classes to evaluate the database and obtain information from to transfer as spoken or written
8To establish connection between living organisms, environmental conditions and the generation of vertebrate class
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General characteristics: systematics, diversities, biologies, ecologies, etiologies, evolutions, important species and economical importance of cyclostomes, cartilaginous and bony fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals; together with the same particulars of protochordates and hemichordates, the two groups accepted as “invertebrates”. Descriptions at genera and species levels. Laboratory: Related laboratory studies on some species of different vertebrate groups.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1- Introduction to Chordata -Tunicata (Tulumlular) -Cephalochordata (Kordası başa kadar uzananlar) -Hemichordata (Yarım iplikliler) Laborauary regulation
2 Introduction to vertebrates -Cyclostomata (round-mouthed fishes) -Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes) (Sharks, rough ray+ cat fish) Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish), Osteichthyes (bony fish) Sea Fish
3Osteichthyes (Bony fishes)Cyclostomata (Fish Round Mouth) Osteichthyes (bony fish) Freshwater Fish
4Amphibia I -Amphibia Introduction -Apoda (footless frogs) -Urodela (tailed frogs) Amphibia I - Urodela (Tailed Frogs)
5Amphibia II -Anura (tailless frogs) Amphibia II -Anura (tailless frogs)
6 Introduction to Reptilia -Reptilia -Rhynchocephalia -Testudiniata (Turtles) (Pleurodira, Criptodira) Reptilia -Reptiles. (Chelonia – Turtles)
7Reptilia II -Crocodilian (Crocodiles) -Sauria (= Lacertilia) (Lizards)-Amphisbaenia (footless lizards) Reptilia II – Reptiles. (Sauria (= Lacertilia) – lizard)
8Midterm Exam
9DocumentaryReptilia –III Reptiles. (Serpentes (= Ophidia) – Snakes)
10Reptilia III-Serpentes (= Ophidia) (snakes) Aves - Birds
11 Aves I -Introduction to Aves (Birds) -Archaeornithes (Old Birds) Mammalia I - Mammals I
12Aves II-Neornithes (new birds)Mammalia II - Mammals II
13Mammalia ISign-Mammalia (Mammals)-Prototheria (= Monotremata) (Monotreme)-Metatheria (= Marsupialia) (Marsupials) Demonstration
14Mammalia II- Eutheria (= Placentalia)Laboratory Final exam
15Submiting of the report and presentation
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Budak, A., Göçmen, B., Mermer, A., Kaya, U. Omurgalılar Sistematiği. Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No: 181, Bornova-Izmir (2006). Budak, A., Göçmen, B., Mermer, A., Ayaz, D., Çiçek,K., Omurgalılar Biyolojisi Uygulama Kılavuzu . Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No: 181, Bornova-Izmir (2006). Kuru, M. Omurgalı Hayvanlar (5. Baskı). Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 841 s. (1999). Kardong, K.V. Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution. (4th ed.). McGrawHill Comp.Inc.782pp (2006). Demirsoy, A. Yaşamın Temel Kuralları, Omurgalılar/Anamniyota (Cilt 3, Kısım 1). Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları, A/55, Meteksan A.Ş., Ankara, 684 s (1988) Demirsoy, A. Yaşamın Temel Kuralları, Omurgalılar/Amniyota (Cilt 3, Kısım 2). Meteksan A.Ş., Ankara, s. 942 ((1992).
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
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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)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14228
Report Preparation11414
Report Presentation111
Criticising Paper7214
Self Study10220
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination199
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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