Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001001202014ECOLOGYCompulsory123
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to gain knowledge the students about the basic features of the science of ecology
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Cengiz Koçak, Doç. Dr. A. Kerem BAKIR
Learning Outcomes
1To explain biological diversity
2Interpretation of some basic concepts of ecology, to classify of ecological factors
3To explain of abiotic factors and the their effects on organisms
4To explain of biotic factors and the their effects on organisms
5To explain population concept, the structural properties and population dynamics
6To interpret the concept and characteristics of community
7To explain the concept of ecosystem, ecosystem components, the functional properties of ecosystems, and the cycle of substance
8To explain the historical development of ecology, chapters, and the relationship with other disciplines
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Subjects of ecology and its sections, ecological factors and their effects on organisms, population and structural characteristics, population dynamics, community and their properties, the concept of ecosystem-elements-functional properties, matter cycles in ecosystems.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Ecology and its sectionsEcolojic zonations of the marine ecosystem
2Grouping of Ecological factorsPelagic zones of the marine ecosystem
3Abiotic and biotic factorsLiving organizm groups of the pelajic zones of the marine ecosystems
4Species ecology and featuresDetermination of the living organizms which are collected in the pelajic zone of the marine ecosystem
5Species assemblages and their ecologyBenthic zones of the marine ecosystem
6Population and its structureLiving organizm groups of the benthic zones of the marine ecosystems
7MIDTERM-EXAM
8Functional characteristics of populationDetermination of the living organizms which are collected in the benthic zones of the marine ecosystem
9Population controlEcolojic zonation of the lake ecosystem
10Community and its structureLiving organizm groups of the limnetic zones of the lake ecosystem
11Types of communityDetermination of the living organizms which are collected in the limnetic zones of the lake ecosystem
12Food chain and food webBenthic zones of the lake ecosystem
13Structural and functional properties of ecosystemLiving organizm groups of the benthic zones of the lake ecosystem
14Cycle of substance in ecosystemDetermination of the living organizms which are collected in the benthic zones of the lake ecosystem
15Term project presentationsproject presentations
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Kocataş, A. Ecoloji-Environmental Biology. E.Ü. Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayınları, No: 51, 564 s. (in Turkish)
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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14114
Project Preparation166
Project Presentation144
Self Study5420
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO23 5          
LO33 5   3      
LO43 5         3
LO53 5   3      
LO62 4   3     2
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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