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Course Unit Title : Evolution
Course Unit Code : BIO310
Type of Course Unit : Compulsory
Level of Course Unit : First Cycle
Year of Study : 3
Semester : 6.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 3,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Evolutionary ideas to understand and interpret
Making the connection between evolution and related sciences
To hypothesize about evolution subject and to earn these hypothesis solving skills
Understanding the species and the speciation
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : What is evolution? What are the misunderstandings of evolution? A view the history of evolutionary thought. Early world and changes. Orygin of life on Earth. Mechanisms of evolution: mutations, natural selection, migration and genetic drift, population genetics, species concept and speciation mechanisms.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : Teaching the existing species on the world we live in
Teaching how does happen the habitats and which mecanizm active in the occurence
Describing the operation of evolutionary mechanism and speciation
Course Aims : The aim of this course is to give the informations about the basic evolutionary mechanism which has caused genetically (alleles or gene) change in populations, understand that how the biological diversity give a reaction againts to this mechanism or not
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Skelton, P. 2000. Evolution: A Biological and Paleontological Approach. Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd. 1064 pp..
Related web pages on the web.
Material Sharing
Documents : Powerpoint course presentations
Assignments :
Exams : Mid-term and final exam
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 2 28  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 2 28  
Homeworks :
4 8 32  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 1 1  
Finals :
1 2 2  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
91  
Course's ECTS Credit :
3      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 50
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
4 50
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 What is evolution? What are the students think about evolution till now?
  Study Materials: Search about evolution definition on the internet, http://www.google.com/search?hl=tr&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&defl=en&q=define:evolution&ei=JGYWS5-vN4WUnwPx3byKBw&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title&ved=0CAcQkAE
2 The misunderstandings about evolution
  Study Materials: http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/misconceptions_faq.php
http://listverse.com/2008/02/19/top-15-misconceptions-about-evolution/
http://listverse.com/2008/02/19/top-15-misconceptions-about-evolution/
3 History of evolutionary thought
  Study Materials: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_evolutionary_thought
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.)
4 Historical formation of the world and life?s a short story
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C)
5 Gene pool, Micro and Macro evolution
  Study Materials: Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme publishing 1247s. (Translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B.)
http://evrimianlamak.org/e/main-page
6 Evidence of evolution
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C.)
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B)
7 Mechanisms of evolution: Mutations
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C.)
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B)
http://evrimianlamak.org/e/main-page
8 Mechanisms of evolution: natural selection I
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C.)
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B)
http://evrimianlamak.org/e/main-page
9 Mechanisms of evolution: natural selection II
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C.)
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B)
http://evrimianlamak.org/e/main-page
10 Population genetic I
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C.)
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B.)
11 Population genetic II
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C.)
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B.)
12 Migration and genetic drift
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C.)
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B.)
http://evrimianlamak.org/e/ main-page
13 Species and speciation
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C.)
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B.)
http://evrimianlamak.org/e/ main-page
14 Speciation mechanisms
  Study Materials: Çıplak, B. Başıbüyük, H.H. Karaytuğ, S. Gündüz, İ. Evrimsel Analiz, 2002. Palme Yayıncılık, 708 s. (translation from Freeman, S. Herron, J.C.)
Gündüz, E. Demirsoy, A. Türkan, İ. Biyoloji, 2008. Palme yayıncılık, 1247s. (translation from Campbell N.A ve Reece, J.B.)
http://evrimianlamak.org/e/ main-page