Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 107 Essentials of Biology Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
4 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Serkan DOĞAN, Assist. Prof. Dr. Serkan DOĞAN, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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 to make the students comprehend the meaning of the life by embodying biological concepts into real life issues.
 to develop the ability to observe, to think, to analyze and to logically make decisions.
 to develop a holistic vision between the different topics of the biology and to make the students see the relationship among them.
 to develop a background that upon which other biological issues can be constructed.

  1. Life and general properties of living organisms
  2. Cell structure and function
  3. Membrane structure and function
  4. Metabolism
  5. Cell cycle and mitosis
  6. Meiosis
  7. Mendelian Genetics
  8. Chromosomal Disorder
  9. DNA structure and function
  10. Transcription and translation
  11. Regulation of gene expression
  12. Plant structure
  13. Plant reproduction
  14. Plant classification

  1. Science-A Process
  2. Lab materials and equipment works
  3. Observations and Measurements: The Microscope
  4. Observations and Measurements: The Microscope
  5. Solutions and dilutions
  6. Fermentation
  7. Biologically Important Molecules

  1. Diffusion & Osmosis
  2. Measuring ph
  3. Plant Cells and Photosynthesis
  4. Animal system and anatomy
  5. Human Genetics
  6. Field practise
  7. Review

  • Lectures
  • Presentation
  • Seminar
  • Self Evaluation
  • Project
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)30
Final Exam150
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Actively participate in courses and begin to take responsibility for learning
  • Begin to work effectively as part of a team, developing interpersonal, organisational and problem-solving skills within a managed environment, exercising some personal responsibility.
  • Present information in oral, written or graphic forms in order to communicate effectively with peers and tutors.
  • 1)Geoffrey M Cooper, The Cell, Boston University
  • 2)Starr C, Taggart R, Star L. 2001. Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, Brooks/Cole.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)700
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
Final Examination(1 week) 0
Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
Preparation for Final Examination60
Total Workload: 0
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0