Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001001212010GENERAL BIOLOGYCompulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of the course is to provide functional, biological and reproductional characteristics of organisms
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ertan TAŞKAVAK, Prof. Dr. Bilal ÖZTÜRK, Prof. Dr. Okan ÖZAYDIN, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cengiz KOÇAK, Assoc.Prof.Dr.Alp SALMAN
Learning Outcomes
1Interpret about formation of living matter and the theory of evolution
2Explain the cell theory and biologic molecules
3Explain the structure of plant and animal cells, and the function of organelles
4Improve knowledge about photosynthesis and chemosynthesis
5Explain the cell division
6Interpret main differences among tissues
7Describe different reproduction types
8Explain seed-bearing plants and non-seed bearing plants
9Interpret basic principles in the classification of organisms
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Fundamental biologic properties of organisms; structure of cell and function of organelles; reproduction of organisms; tissue types and their structural and functional properties; evolutionary theory
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Brief history of general biology; formation of organisms and the theory of evolution Usage of microscope and methods for preparation of samples
2Cell Theory. Biologic moleculesMorphological and anatomical structure of plant cell. Protoplasmic circulation
3The morphology and structure of cell: differences between plant and animal cells and function of organelles Preparation of Protozoa samples and observation of protozoans
4Photosynthesis, chemosynthesis and oxidation process in cellCell division
5Cell division and Gametogenesis Types of egg cell and segmentation
6Types of egg cell. Fertilization and segmentation Animal tissue types: Study on epithelial tissue
7Reproduction types Animal tissue types: Study on blood cells
8MIDTERM EXAM
9Plant tissues and their properties Animal tissue types: Study on muscle tissue
10Animal tissue types and systems Animal tissue types: Study on supporting tissues (cartilage and bone
11Animal tissue types and systemsAnimal organs and systems: sea urchin and cuttlefish
12Principles of the systematic classification Plant tissue types: meristematic and permanent tissues
13Plant classification: non-seed-bearing plantsAquatic Cryptogamae (1)
14Plant classification: seed–bearing plantsAquatic Cryptogamae (2)
15Classification of animalsAquatic Phanerogamae
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading: Lecture's notes for General Biology Recommended Reading: Keeton, W. T., Gould, J. L. & Gould, C. G., Biological Science, Vol. 1. W. W. Norton & Company, New York-London, 1-883 pp, (in Turkish. Ed. Ali Demirsoy & İsmail Türkkan, Palme Publisher), 1999 Keeton, W. T., Gould, J. L. & Gould, C. G., Biological Science, Vol. 2. W. W. Norton & Company, New York-London, 585-1194pp, (in Turkish. Ed. Ali Demirsoy & İsmail Türkkan, Palme Publisher), 2000 Mader, S., Biology. Sixth Edition. WCB McGraw-Hill, 944 p, 1998
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)
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14228
Individual Study for Homework Problems10110
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading7321
Oral Examination14114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)117
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