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
GEN4053 Transgenic Technology 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 : Prof. Dr. GÜLAY BULUT
Recommended Optional Program Components: There is none.
Course Objectives: The objective of the course is to provide information about transgenic technology. Besides technical information; the use, risk assessment and biosafety regulations of transgenic organisms will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Discuss the technology behind transgenic organisms.
2. Recognize how genetically modified animals, plants and microorganisms are achieved.
3. Discuss the reasons of gene manipulation.
4. Define the application areas of trangenic organisms.
5. Recognize the benefits and risks of transgenic organisms.
6. Perform risk assessment.
7. Discuss the biosafety regulations.

Course Content

Bitki, hayvan ve mikroorganizmalarda gen transfer yöntemleri; transgenik teknolojinin uygulama alanları; risk analizi ve biyogüvenlik düzenlemeleri üzerine tartışmalar.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology: Introduction Reading
2) Host-vector systems I Reading
3) Host-vector systems II Reading
4) Transgenic plant technology I Reading
5) Transgenic plant technology II Reading
6) Applications of transgenic plants I Reading
7) Applications of transgenic plants II Reading
8) Applications of transgenic plants III Reading
9) Overview Reading
10) Production of transgenic animals I Reading
11) Production of transgenic animals II Reading
12) Applications of transgenic animals Reading
13) Diagnosis of diseases and gene therapy Reading
14) Recent improvements in transgenic technology Reading


Course Notes / Textbooks: Relevant reviews, research papers and hand-outs will be supplied.
References: 1)Principles of gene manipulation and genomics, Primrose SB and Tywan RM, 7th edition, 2006, Blacwell Publishing, ISBN: 9781405135443.

2)Molecular Biotechnology: principles and applications of recombinant DNA, Glick BR and Pasternak JJ.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 5
Presentation 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

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.