Information Package / Course Catalogue
Evolution
Course Code: ÇS309
Course Type: Non Departmental Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

1. To inform about earth's formation and the formation of the lives on earth, also about Darwin's evolution theory and different opinions on this issue. 2. To be presented the factors that influence the formation of new species and the evidence of the evolutionary changes. 3. To inform about the issues that the works are done in the today’s evolutionary genetics field how it affects / can affect.

Course Content

Definition of the Evolution, historical development and change of this concept. Darwin's theory of evolution, the new synthesis theory. Inorganic and organic evolution. Evidences that are supporting to the evolution. Speciation and speciation models. Cultural evolution and human evolution.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Sevil ÖZCAN
Learning Outcomes
1.Knows that organic and inorganic evolution.
2.Knows that mutations can occur in living organisms depending on the living conditions, and consequently knows that evolutionary changes can occur.
3.Knows that different theories about the formation of the living organisms.
4.Knows the basic evolutionary concepts such as mutation, variation and modification.
5.Knows different views about the formation of living things on earth.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Evolution (2008) Douglas J. Futuyma (Trans. Aykut Kence, A. Nihat Bozcuk), Palme Publ.
2.Basic Rules of The Life Volume.1 / Part.1 (2004) Ali Demirsoy, Meteksan
3.Heredity and Evolution (2007) Ali Demirsoy, Meteksan
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Definition of the evolution, and development and history of evolution concept.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Darwin’s evolution theory and different opinions related to formation of the living organisms on earth.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Inorganic evolution, the opinions related to the formation of the solar system and Earth.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Organic evolution.
Week 5 - Theoretical
The crude material of evolution (mutation, recombination). The mechanisms that providing evolution (such as natural selection, selection based on the ability to reproduction, isolation, genetic drift).
Week 6 - Theoretical
The evidences that support to the evolution.
Week 7 - Theoretical
The evidences that support to the evolution.
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm
Week 9 - Theoretical
Models of the speciations.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Compliance, progressive evolution, parallel evolution, narrowing evolution. Pre-adaptation and some examples for important adaptation types.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Cladogenesis, Anagenesis and some species concepts. The situations that cause speciation by preventing the gene flowing.
Week 12 - Theoretical
In the context of the life- tree, monitoring the evolutionary path which is from the common ancestor of all living to Homo sapiens, and monitoring of the bifurcations due to evolution.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Evolution of the mitosis.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Cultural evolution.
Week 15 - Theoretical
The studies are done nowadays, and their importance for evolution
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination110111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)50
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