Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001002072014AQUATIC INVERTEBRATESCompulsory233
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of the course is to provide an in-depth understanding of the systematics and bio-ecological features of aquatic invertebrates
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Melih Ertan ÇINAR , Prof. Dr. Bilal ÖZTÜRK, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Özlem ÇAKAL
Learning Outcomes
1Explain general structures of animal taxonomy
2Interpret bio-ecological properties and taxonomy of unicellular organisms (Protozoa)
3Explain bio-ecological properties and taxonomy of sponges (Porifera)
4Define bio-ecological properties and taxonomy of cnidarians (Cnidaria) and comb jelly (Ctenophora)
5Explain bio-ecological properties and taxonomy of aquatic worms and leeches (Platyhelminthes, Aschelminthes, Annelida)
6Describe bio-ecological properties and taxonomy of aquatic arthropods (Arthropoda)
7Outline bio-ecological properties and taxonomy of molluscs (Mollusca)
8Describe bio-ecological properties and taxonomy of echinoderms (Echinodermata)
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Main structures of animal systematics; biological, systematic and ecological features of invertebrates; general characteristics of economical important species of invertebrate groups from Protozoa to Echinodermata
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Description of species, principles and history of animal systematicUsage of microscopes and information about systematic
2General features of uni-cellular organisms (Protozoa); bio-ecological properties and systematic of the classes Flagellata and Rhizopoda Examination of species belonging to Flagellata and Rhizopoda
3Bio-ecological properties and systematic of the classes (Sporozoa and Ciliata) of unicellular organismsExamination of species belonging to Ciliata
4General features and systematic of sponges (Porifera) Examination of species belonging to sponges
5General features and systematic of cnidarians (Cnidaria) Examination of species belonging to cnidarians
6General features and systematic of comb jelly (Ctenophora), flatworms (Platyhelminthes) and roundworms (Aschelminthes) Examination of species belonging to comb jelly, flatworms and roundworms
7MIDTERM EXAM
8General features and systematic of ringworms (Annelida) Examination of species belonging to ringworms
9General features of Arthropoda; bio-ecological properties and systematic of Chelicerata, Branchiopoda, Ostracoda and CopepodaExamination of species belonging to Branchiopoda and Copepoda
10General features and systematic of Cirripedia and Malacostraca Examination of species belonging to Cirripedia and Malacostraca
11General features of Mollusca; bio-ecological properties and systematic of Amphineura and Gastropoda Examination of species belonging to Amphineura and Gastropoda
12General features and systematic of Scaphopoda and BivalviaExamination of species belonging to Scaphopoda and Bivalvia
13General features and systematic of CephalopodaExamination of species belonging to Cephalopoda
14General features of Echinodermata; bio-ecological properties and systematic of Echinoidea ve AsteroideaExamination of species belonging to Echinoidea and Asteroidea
15General features and systematic of Ophiuroidea, Holothuroidea and CrinoideaExamination of species belonging to Ophiuroidea, Holothuroidea and Crinoidea
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading: Ergen, Z. Sucul Omurgasızlar Ders Notları, 104 s. Recommended Reading: Atatür, K. M., Budak, A. & Göçmen, B., 2003. Omurgasızlar Biyolojisi, Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi No: 187. Bornova-İzmir. 501s Barnes, R. D., 1968. Invertebrate Zoology, Saunders company, Philadelphia, London, Toronto. 820 pages. Demirsoy, A., 1998. Yaşamın Temel Kuralları (Omurgasızlar), Cilt 2, Kısım 1, Metaksan A. Ş. Ankara. 1210 sayfa. Pechenic, A. J., 1996. Biology of the Invertebrates, Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 554 pages.
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)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14114
Self Study12224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading5210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)94
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