Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Evolution and Fossil Evidences * JS   311 5 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites Yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. Atike NAZİK
Prof.Dr.ATİKE NAZİK1. Öğretim Grup:A
To teach the evolution and chanching of life with fossil evidences.
Evolution, Theories, Fossil evidences

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. Real
Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards
Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications. Uses the information technology effectively.
Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results.
Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups
Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date
Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language. Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously.
Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications. Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. Ha

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction, Evolution Concep To read references
2 The historical development evolution To read references
3 Theories of Evolution To read references
4 Theories of Evolution To read references
5 Mechanisms of Evolution: Mutation, Variation To read references
6 Mechanisms of evolution: natural selection, micro-and macroevolution To read references
7 Species: biological, geographical and morphological species To read references
8 Mid-term exam To read references
9 Beginning of life: the first fossils To read references
10 Characteristic fossils of Geological Time To read references
11 Characteristic fossils of Geological Time To read references
12 Characteristic fossils of Geological Time To read references
13 Evolution index fossils: Invertebrates To read references
14 Evolution index fossils: Vertebrates To read references
15 Mass extinction and their reasons at the geological time To read references
16-17 Final exam To read references

Recommended or Required Reading
Additional Resources
Prof.Dr. Ali DEMİRSOY, Kalıtım ve Evrim, Palme Yayınevi, Ankara, Steven M. Stanley, Zaman içinde yeryuvarı ve yaşam, 1989, W.H. Freeman and Company, USA. Evrim, TÜBİTAK Popüler Bilim Kitapları, Ankara, Prof.Dr. Cazibe SAYAR, Paleontoloji, İTÜ Kütüphanesi, Sayı: 1435, İSTANBUL