Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001003022014LIMNOLOGYCompulsory364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of course is to be able to understand to comprehend the limnology, inland waters ecosystems, communities and to learn relationships between each other, pollution in inland waters and effects of pollution.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. M. Ruşen USTAOĞLU, Prof. Dr.Hasan M. SARI, Prof. Dr.Murat ÖZBEK, Assoc. Prof. Dr.Seray YILDIZ
Learning Outcomes
1An overview to Limnology
2Water characteristics
3Inland water ecosystems
4Communities in inland waters
5Energy flow in inland waters
6Pollution in inland waters and effects to ecosystems
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Description, significance and history of Limnology; Hydrologic cycle, physical and chemical characteristics of water; Inland water ecosystems (Lakes, rivers, springs, ground waters, temporary waters); Communities in inland waters; Energy flow (producers, consumers, decomposers); Source of pollutions in inland waters and effects to ecosystems
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The significance and history of LimnologyExplanation of sampling equipment used in inland water ecosystems
2Hydrologic cycleInvestigation of species in inland water communities
3Physical characteristics of waterInvestigation of species in inland water communities
4Physical characteristics of waterInvestigation of species in inland water communities
5Chemical characteristics of waterInvestigation of species in inland water communities
6Chemical characteristics of waterInvestigation of species in inland water communities
7Inland water ecosystems (Lakes)Investigation of species in inland water communities
8Mid-term examLaboratory midterm exam
9Inland water ecosystems (Lakes)Investigation of species in inland water communities
10Inland water ecosystems (Running waters)Investigation of species in inland water communities
11Inland water ecosystems (Springs, ground waters and temporary waters)Investigation of species in inland water communities
12Inland waters communities (Plankton and Neuston)Investigation of species in inland water communities
13Inland water communities (Benthos and Nekton)Investigation of species in inland water communities
14Energy flow (Producers, consumers, decomposers and relationship with each other)Investigation of species in inland water communities
15Source of pollution in inland waters and effects to ecosystem.Investigation of species in inland water communities
16Final examLaboratory exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Tanyolaç, J. 2009. Limnoloji. Hatiboğlu Yayınevi. Ankara. Wetzel, R. G. 1975. Limnology. W.B. Saunders Comp. London. Cirik, S., Cirik, Ş., 1999. Limnoloji. Ege Üniversitesi, Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayınları No.21. İzmir Ekingen, G. 2001. Limnoloji. Güven Ofset. Mersin.
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
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading428
Laboratory Midterm Examination111
Laboratory Examination111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)121
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO25 44   4   4 
LO35 54 4 42    
LO45 54 45425 4 
LO55 54 55425 5 
LO65 54 55525555
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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