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Course Unit Title : Bird Science
Course Unit Code : BIO406
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : First Cycle
Year of Study : 4
Semester : 8.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 4,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : The Students will learn that history of ornithology, importance of ornithological studies, study methology and general features orders and species
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : History of Ornithological studies , evolution of birds, different species definitions and speciation mechanisms, general features orders, biological, systematical and ecological features of orders, species biology, observational methods, taxonomical characters used in bird systematic
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : Learning origin, flying variations, organ systems, behavioral and ecological features of birds.
Learning distinguishing features of bird species
Course Aims : To give information about history of bird science, importance of ornithological studies, general features of orders and species biology.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Lesson Notes collected different literaturs
Additional Resources : Tyne, J. V., Berger, A.J, 1975. Fundamentals of Ornithology. A Wiley-Interscience Pub., 808 p., New York.
Baran, İ., Yılmaz, İ., 1984. Ornitoloji Ders Notları. Ege Üniv. Fen Fak. Yayınları, No: 87, Ege Üniv. Basımevi, 323 s., İzmir.
Del Hoyo, J., Eliot, A., Sorqatal, J., and eds., 1992. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 1. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, 696 pp. Spain.
Material Sharing
Documents : Ornithological and Identification books
Assignments : Observation techniques and means in the study area
Exams : Middle and Final Exams
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 4 56  
Homeworks :
2 10 20  
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 :
107  
Course's ECTS Credit :
4      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 80
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
2 20
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 species? Speciation mechanisms
  Study Materials: Lesson Notes collected different literaturs
2 Matters of ornithology and its history
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3 General features of birds
  Study Materials: Lesson Notes collected different literaturs
4 What is the distinctive features of the birds from all other vertebrates
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5 General features of bird orders
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6 Morphological comparison of bird orders
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7 Families in the orders
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8 Using family identification keys
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9 Species? morpological features
  Study Materials: Lesson Notes collected different literaturs
10 Important issues on species identification
  Study Materials: Lesson Notes collected different literaturs
11 Bird-observation techniques used in different habitat types
  Study Materials: Lesson Notes collected different literaturs
12 Individual counting methods
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13 General features of bird populations
  Study Materials: Lesson Notes collected different literaturs
14 General features of ornithological studies
  Study Materials: Lesson Notes collected different literaturs