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SDÜ Education Information System Course Content
Programme
Faculty of Engineering Food Engineering
Course Information
Course Unit Code
Course Unit Title
Credit Theoretic
Credit Pratic
Credit Lab/A
Credit Total
Credit Ects
Semester
GDM105
General Biology
2.00
0.00
1.00
2.50
4.00
1
Course Information
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Type of Course Unit
Required
Course Coordinator
Assistant Professor Dr. Arzu KART
Course Instructors
 
Course Assistants
 
Course Aims
To make sure the students learn and understand the basic subjects, methods and concepts of life sciences, structures and functions of biological macromolecules, cell structure, functions of cellular components, application of the principles of thermodynamics to biological reactions, structure and function of enzymes, energy harvesting pathways of metabolism, photosynthesis, cell division and principles of heredity
Course Goals
 
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit
1) Students learn the properties of life, nature of science and have an idea about the unity and diversity of life.
2) Students learn the structure of atom, chemical bonds that hold molecules together, chemistry of water and its importance for life.
3) Students learn about the main groups of carbon containing compounds which are the building blocks of life.
4) Students learn the structure of cell, functions of organelles, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and theory of endosymbiosis.
5) Students learn the structure of cell membrane, functions of membrane proteins, diffusion, osmosis and transport across membrane.
6) Students have knowledge on biological reactions, flow of energy, enzymes and enzyme regulation.
7) Students learn photosynthesis, cellular respiration, fermentation, traffic between anabolism and catabolism.
8) Students learn about cell division and mitosis, sexual reproduction and meiosis, Mendelian genetics and principles of heredity.
Course Contents
Basic concepts of life sciences and scientific method. Atoms, molecules, chemical bonds and properties of biological reactions. Chemistry of water and its importance for life. Organic molecules, building blocks of life. Cell structure, functions of cellular organelles, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Cellular membrane, membrane proteins and transport across membrane. Energy, enzymes and enzyme regulation. Photosynthesis, energy harvesting pathways of metabolism, traffic between anabolism and catabolism. Principles of cell division, reproduction and heredity.
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses
 
Recommended Optional Programme Components
 
Mode Of Delivery
 
Level of Course Unit
 
Assessment Methods and Criteria
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Studies During Halfterm
Number
Co-Efficient
Activity
Number
Duration
Total
Visa
1
100
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week)
14
2
28
Quiz
0
0
Time Of Studying Out Of Class
14
1
14
Homework
0
0
Homeworks
1
10
10
Attendance
0
0
Presentation
0
0
0
Application
0
0
Project
0
0
0
Lab
0
0
Lab Study
14
2
28
Project
0
0
Field Study
0
0
0
Workshop
0
0
Visas
1
10
10
Seminary
0
0
Finals
1
20
20
Field study
0
0
Workload Hour (30)
30
TOTAL
100
Total Work Charge / Hour
110
The ratio of the term to success
40
Course's ECTS Credit
4
The ratio of final to success
60
 
TOTAL
100
 
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
 
Additional Resources
1) Demirsoy, A., Türkan İ., Gündüz E. (2003) Genel Biyoloji (Biological Science, Keeton W.T., Gould J.L., Gould C.G.) Palme Yayıncılık, 583 p, Ankara.
2) Starr C., Taggart R. (1995). Biology, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 933 p, USA.
3) Agutter, P.S. (2007). About Life, Concepts in Modern Biology, Springer, 236 p, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
Posthletwait J.H., Hopson J.L. (2006).
4) Modern Biology, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 224 p, Texas, USA
Material Sharing
Documents
Textbooks and other related documents
Assignments
Homeworks
Exams
Quizzes, mid-term and final exams
Additional Material
 
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
Work Placements
As with any other educational component, credits for work placements are only awarded when the learning outcomes have been achieved and assessed. If a work placement is part of organised mobility (such as Farabi and Erasmus), the Learning Agreement for the placement should indicate the number of credits to be awarded if the expected learning outcomes are achieved.
Program Learning Outcomes
No
Course's Contribution to Program
Contribution
1
Giving the theoretical contents of courses offered by our department to students by experienced academic staff to provide enough knowledge for Professional applications.
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