Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
MBG4055 Special Topics in Genetics I Fall 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELIZABETH HEMOND
Course Objectives: Special Topics in Genetics-I course aims to analyze publications in genetics in terms of hypothesis, methodology, results and impact on scientific background. Students will also be able to follow the most recent advances in genetics.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Acquire knowledge about the innovations in the field of genetics.
2. Discuss the validity of this information.
3. Discuss how to make a hypothesis, outline a research, and validate the data obtained.
4. Evaluate how the new information is applied into research.

Course Content

This discussion based course will update the students with the most recent advances in the field of genetics.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Article discussion
2) Article discussion
3) Article discussion
4) Article discussion
5) Presentations
6) Article discussion
7) Article discussion
8) Overview
9) Article discussion
10) Presentations
11) Article discussion
12) Article discussion
13) Article discussion
14) Article discussion


Course Notes / Textbooks: Course notes will be supplied.
References: 1. iGenetics: A Molecular Approach with Mastering Genetics, Peter J. Russell, Third Edition, Pearson Education Inc., 2010 (ISBN-13: 978-0-321-56976-9)
2. Concepts of Genetics, William S. Klug, Michael R. Cummings, Tenth Edition, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2011 (ISBN-13: 978-0321732330)
3. Genes X, Jocelyn E. Krebs, Elliott S. Goldstein, Stephen T. Kilpatrick Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2009 (ISBN-13: 978-0763766320)"

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 2 % 15
Project 1 % 25
Midterms 1 % 10
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 8 112
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 158

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.