Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Principles Of Ornithology BIY 528 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ALİ UZUN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. ALİ UZUN,
Course Assistants

Research Assistants of Department

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

To have the knowledge about the Classis Aves which is one of the most active and observable groups of the world ecosystem and to use them at the graduate level.

Course Content

General morphological and anatomical features of Aves class,  basic behaviors, 
Important characters in classifying distributions and classification basics, Information about the families, species and species of the classis Aves  together with the species identification key, migration and conservation status of bird species living in Turkey.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To comprehend general features of the classis of Aves Lecture, Testing, Homework,
2 To classify the classis of Aves Lecture, Testing, Homework,
3 To comprehend the methods of bird researchs Lecture, Testing, Homework,
4 To comprehend the systems in birds and their working features Lecture, Testing, Homework,
5 To comprehend bird migration and its methods Lecture, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 General characteristics of classis aves
2 Classification of classis aves
3 Birds research methods
4 Birds diagnostic methods
5 Determination of population density in birds
6 Bird migration research methods
7 Skeletal system in birds
8 Skin and skin formations in birds
9 Midterm
10 Digestive system in birds
11 Reproductive system in birds
12 Circulatory system in birds
13 Endocrine system in birds
14 Climate change and birds
Course Notes <p>İ. Kiziroğlu (2008). Red Data Book for Birds of T&uuml;rkiye. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p>
Course Resources

N. Yiğit, F. Saygılı, E. Çolak, M. Sözen, A. Karataş (2008). Ornitoloji (Kuş Bilimi) Ders Notları

R.F. Porter, S. Christensen, P. Schiermacker-Hansen (2009). Birds of the Middle East and Turkey.

S.A. Miller, J.P. Harley (2016). Zoology.                       

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Providing methods of development and obtaining information methods at the specialist scale X
2 To be able to practice the subject X
3 Having a basic knowledge in related field literature X
4 Explain and discuss the results X
5 Identify original topics X
6 Has the ability to use his / her achievements in biology in interdisciplinary studies. X
7 Develops attitude towards project-based work. X
8 Academic and cultural accumulation contributes to the process of being information society. X
9 Can use computer and information technology at advanced level in accordance with its purposes. X
10 Develop a positive attitude towards life-long learning. X
11 Develops knowledge at the level of expertise in the relevant disciplines, based on biology level qualifications. X
12 It is an individual who is sensitive to universal and social values, who observes, investigates, produces, and has ethical values in the fields / practices in his / her field of study. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 40
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 1 5 5
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 153
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.12
dersAKTSKredisi 6