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Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Compulsory
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Hüseyin İNCEER
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
This course is designed to present an introduction to the general concept of Ecology. It covers the major levels of ecological thought: Ecosystems, communities, populations, species and specific habitats.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : Describe and explain the properties of ecocystems. 2,101,
LO - 2 : Summaries ecological cyles and explain their importance2,101,
LO - 3 : Determine and explain the environmental problems and environmental pollution2,101,
LO - 4 : Describe the ecological terms and understand the relationship of ecology to the other basic sciences2,101,
LO - 5 : Describe the effects of environmental pollution on living things2,101,
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Definition. Subdivisions and related models of Ecology, basic concepts of Ecology. Elements of ecosystems, habitat and ecological niche, ecological cycles. Population ecology, interaction among communities. Biosphere and its features. Temperature, water and light needs of organisms, soil and its features. Terrestrial, Ocean?s, and Freshwater ecosystems and special ecosystems (Lagoons, corals etc. ) .
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1The scope, defination and historical development of ecology
 Week 2Divisions of ecology
 Week 3Basic concepts of ecology
 Week 4Basic concepts of ecology
 Week 5Structure of ecosystems
 Week 6Functions of ecosystems
 Week 7Terrestrial ecosystems
 Week 8Aquatic ecosystems
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10Ecological cycles
 Week 11Population ecology
 Week 12Population ecology
 Week 13Biodiversity and concervation biology
 Week 14Food chain and energy pyramide
 Week 15Ecological interactions
 Week 16End-of-term exam
Textbook / Material
1Işık, K. 2008; Ekolojinin Temel İlkeleri, Palme yayıncılık, Ankara
2Inceer, H. 2017; Ekoloji Ders Notları
Recommended Reading
1Şişli, N. 1999; Çevre Bilim Ekoloji, Gazi Kitapevi, Ankara
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 15/11/2021 1 50
End-of-term exam 16 16/01/2022 1 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 2 5 10
Laboratuar çalışması 0 0 0
Arasınav için hazırlık 5 2 10
Arasınav 0 0 0
Uygulama 0 0 0
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 0 0 0
Proje 0 0 0
Kısa sınav 0 0 0
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 7 3 21
Dönem sonu sınavı 0 0 0
Diğer 1 7 5 35
Diğer 2 2 1 2
Total work load120