Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001002282014BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATIONElective243
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of the importance of biological diversity and raise awareness on the importance and protection of the biological diversity.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist.Prof.Dr. Fevzi KIRKIM
Learning Outcomes
1Explain the Biological diversity
2Explain the types of biological diversity
3Explain the factors threatening the biological diversity
4Outline the stability and functioning of the ecosystems
5Explain the determining the parameters of biodiversity
6Interpret the effects of using the biodiversity and the impact of human activities
7Explain the protection strategies of the biodiversity
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Biodiversity and its importance, biodiversity types, functioning of the ecosystems, defining parameters ant the protection strategies of the biodiversity, biodiversity resources of our world and our country.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Biological diversity and its importance
2Biological diversity and its importance
3Types of biological diversity
4Types of biological diversity
5The factors leading to increase and decrease in biodiversity
6The factors leading to increase and decrease in biodiversity
7MID-TERM EXAM
8The use of biodiversity and the impact of human
9Conservation strategies of the biological diversity
10Particular ecosystems and and their importance in terms of biological diversity
11International agreements on the nature conservation
12International agreements on the nature conservation
13Environmental protection in Turkey and its legislation
14Term project presentations
15Term project presentations
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
TÇV, 1987. Biological Diversity of Turkey (in Turkish). TÇV, 1987. Our common future (in Turkish). G.Taylor Miller, 1990. Living in the Environment.
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
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation111
Self Study7214
Individual Study for Mid term Examination199
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading6212
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)86
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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