Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001004202014MARINE BIOLOGYElective483
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of the course is to provide an understanding of the marine ecosystem and the impacts of different ecological factors on marine organisms, and to explain the general characteristics of marine organisms living in different parts of the marine environment.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr. Alper DOĞAN
Learning Outcomes
1Interpret general ecological properties of marine ecosystem
2Explain ecological zones of marine environment
3Define and interpret ecological classifications of marine organisms
4Explain impacts of ecological factors on marine organisms
5Interpret impact of biotic factors on marine organisms
6Production, energy flow and matter cycle in marine environment
7Describe organisms living in different parts of marine environment
8Explain and interpret different gears and tools using in marine studies
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General characteristics of marine ecosystem; ecological classifications of marine environment; ecological classifications of living organisms; biotic and abiotic factors affecting marine organisms; energy flow and matter cycle in marine ecosystem; sampling gears used in marine studies.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The history of marine studies. Sampling gears and methods used in marine studies
2Properties of marine ecosystems and its difference from the terrestrial one. The origin of living things
3Diversity of marine biota
4Ecological zones of marine environment
5Pelagic organisms and their features
6Benthic organisms and their features
7Impact of ecological factors on marine organisms: light and temperature
8MIDTERM EXAM
9Impacts of ecological factors on marine organisms: salinity and pressure
10Impact of ecological factors on marine organisms: density, viscosity and water currents
11Impacts of ecological factors on marine organisms: oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and pH
12Impacts of ecological factors on marine organisms: nutritive elements, turbidity and substrata
13Impact of ecological factors on marine organisms: biotic factors
14Production in the marine ecosystem: primary and secondary production
15Energy flow and matter cycle
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Geldiay, R. and Kocatas, A., Introduction to the Marine Biology. Ege University Book Series No. 31, 562 p. Castro, P. and Huber, M. E., Marine Biology. McGraw Hill Higher Education, 460 p. Nybakken J. W. 1993. Marine Biology: an Ecological Approach, Harper Collins, New York.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
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
Self Study10110
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading6424
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)89
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO15 4   334    
LO25       4    
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LO45 5   534    
LO55 5   534    
LO65 5   534    
LO75       4    
LO85       4    
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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