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NS 101 Science of Nature I 4 Credits
Observing and understanding the workings of nature(comrising the physical universe and living organisms)is fundamental to contemporary civilization.Technology begins with some understanding of how nature works.The natural sciences also provide a most versatile method of using the human intellect Instead of separate gateways to physics,chemistry of biology the science of Nature courses at Sabancı Unıversity propose to selectively introduce some of the basic concepts of our knowledge of nature;to look at natural laws in their interconnectivity ;and to initiate an experience of the way science operates,sharing the method of scientific thinking with students.What are the ideas in science that would be most interesting,enjoyable or useful to know for any,college graduate?How do we probe a scientific question in practise? What constitutes an answer?What are some of the answers that we have -or don't have as yet?How do Newton's Laws of Motion work?What does it mean to have an electric or magnetic field in a vacuum?What is there in the universe?What happens when a system in equilibrium is slightly perturbed?What determines the size and structure of an atom?Why is there a Periodic Table?How does a chemical reaction proceed?What are some of the important molecules in living organisms,and how do they work?What is the structure of DNA and the mechanism of heredity?How do we analyze and determine symmetrical structures in nature,or the structures of molecules and crystals?How do populations of living things interact and change?What is biological evolution?What are the basic mechanisms for the emergence,evolution or extinction of species?What questions make up the current frontiers of science? Emphasis in the science of Nature courses will not be on conveying secondary fragments of knowledge,but on conveying to all students in both Faculties an overall sense of the way science looks at the world,at new problems and at new subjects,while making sure that students who way want to specialize in engineering or the natural sciences are equipped with the basic concepts and skills necessary for future work.Computer simulations are an integral part of the course ,requiring student interaction ,participation and feedback.This is complemented by hands -on laboratory experiments that will be important for highlighting pitfalls in the way of actual (as opposed to virtual)practice.In the last analysis,science is common sense; it is ''easy'' as common sense is easy;and it discovers a surprising display of beauty in nature.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2018-2019 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2017-2018 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2017-2018 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2016-2017 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2016-2017 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2015-2016 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2015-2016 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2014-2015 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2014-2015 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2013-2014 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2013-2014 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2012-2013 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2012-2013 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2011-2012 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2011-2012 Science of Nature I 4
Summer 2010-2011 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2010-2011 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2010-2011 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2009-2010 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2009-2010 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2008-2009 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2008-2009 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2007-2008 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2007-2008 Science of Nature I 4
Spring 2006-2007 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2006-2007 Science of Nature I 4
Summer 2005-2006 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2005-2006 Science of Nature I 4
Summer 2004-2005 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2004-2005 Science of Nature I 4
Summer 2003-2004 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2003-2004 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2002-2003 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2001-2002 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 2000-2001 Science of Nature I 4
Fall 1999-2000 Science of Nature I 4

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 101R
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 101R Science of Nature I - Recitation 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2018-2019 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2017-2018 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2017-2018 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2016-2017 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2016-2017 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2015-2016 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2015-2016 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2014-2015 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2014-2015 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2013-2014 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2013-2014 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2012-2013 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2012-2013 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2011-2012 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2011-2012 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Summer 2010-2011 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2010-2011 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2010-2011 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2009-2010 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2009-2010 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2008-2009 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2008-2009 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2007-2008 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2007-2008 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Spring 2006-2007 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2006-2007 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Summer 2005-2006 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2005-2006 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Summer 2004-2005 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2004-2005 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Summer 2003-2004 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2003-2004 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2002-2003 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2001-2002 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 2000-2001 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0
Fall 1999-2000 Science of Nature I - Recitation 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 101
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 102 Science of Nature II 4 Credits
Observing and understanding the workings of nature(comrising the physical universe and living organisms)is fundamental to contemporary civilization.Technology begins with some understanding of how nature works.The natural sciences also provide a most versatile method of using the human intellect Instead of separate gateways to physics,chemistry of biology the science of Nature courses at Sabancı Unıversity propose to selectively introduce some of the basic concepts of our knowledge of nature;to look at natural laws in their interconnectivity ;and to initiate an experience of the way science operates,sharing the method of scientific thinking with students.What are the ideas in science that would be most interesting,enjoyable or useful to know for any,college graduate?How do we probe a scientific question in practise? What constitutes an answer?What are some of the answers that we have -or don't have as yet?How do Newton's Laws of Motion work?What does it mean to have an electric or magnetic field in a vacuum?What is there in the universe?What happens when a system in equilibrium is slightly perturbed?What determines the size and structure of an atom?Why is there a Periodic Table?How does a chemical reaction proceed?What are some of the important molecules in living organisms,and how do they work?What is the structure of DNA and the mechanism of heredity?How do we analyze and determine symmetrical structures in nature,or the structures of molecules and crystals?How do populations of living things interact and change?What is biological evolution?What are the basic mechanisms for the emergence,evolution or extinction of species?What questions make up the current frontiers of science? Emphasis in the science of Nature courses will not be on conveying secondary fragments of knowledge,but on conveying to all students in both Faculties an overall sense of the way science looks at the world,at new problems and at new subjects,while making sure that students who way want to specialize in engineering or the natural sciences are equipped with the basic concepts and skills necessary for future work.Computer simulations are an integral part of the course ,requiring student interaction ,participation and feedback.This is complemented by hands -on laboratory experiments that will be important for highlighting pitfalls in the way of actual (as opposed to virtual)practice.In the last analysis,science is common sense; it is ''easy'' as common sense is easy;and it discovers a surprising display of beauty in nature.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2018-2019 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2017-2018 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2017-2018 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2017-2018 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2016-2017 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2016-2017 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2015-2016 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2015-2016 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2014-2015 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2014-2015 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2013-2014 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2013-2014 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2012-2013 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2012-2013 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2012-2013 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2011-2012 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2011-2012 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2011-2012 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2010-2011 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2010-2011 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2010-2011 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2009-2010 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2009-2010 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2009-2010 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2008-2009 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2008-2009 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2008-2009 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2007-2008 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2007-2008 Science of Nature II 4
Fall 2007-2008 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2006-2007 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2006-2007 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2005-2006 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2005-2006 Science of Nature II 4
Summer 2004-2005 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2004-2005 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2003-2004 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2002-2003 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2001-2002 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 2000-2001 Science of Nature II 4
Spring 1999-2000 Science of Nature II 4

Prerequisite: NS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: NS 102R
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 102R Science of Nature II - Recitation 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2018-2019 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2017-2018 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2017-2018 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2017-2018 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2016-2017 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2016-2017 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2015-2016 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2015-2016 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2014-2015 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2014-2015 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2013-2014 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2013-2014 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2012-2013 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2012-2013 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2012-2013 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2011-2012 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2011-2012 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2011-2012 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2010-2011 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2010-2011 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2010-2011 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2009-2010 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2009-2010 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2009-2010 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2008-2009 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2008-2009 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2008-2009 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2007-2008 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2007-2008 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Fall 2007-2008 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2006-2007 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2006-2007 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2005-2006 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2005-2006 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Summer 2004-2005 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2004-2005 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2003-2004 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2002-2003 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2001-2002 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 2000-2001 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0
Spring 1999-2000 Science of Nature II - Recitation 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 102
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 200 Einstein's Relativity 3 Credits
Galilean Relativity and its incompatibility with electrodynamics. Einstein's reformulation of The Relativity Principle and its consequences such as frame-dependent simultaneity of events, dilation of time intervals and contraction of lengths, Lorentz transformations. The interchangeability of mass and energy. The equivalence of accelerating frames and gravitational fields, aspects of General relativity and Cosmology. The treatment emphasizes physical ideas rather than mathematics, in particular, no knowledge of Calculus is needed. A popular-level book from 1916 by Einstein will be the main text.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2017-2018 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2016-2017 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2015-2016 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2012-2013 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2011-2012 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2010-2011 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2009-2010 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2008-2009 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2007-2008 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2006-2007 Einstein's Relativity 3
Spring 2005-2006 Einstein's Relativity 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 201 Discovering Life 3 Credits
The objective of this course to give students a broad and comprehensive background in biology, and thus to prepare them for entry into biology-oriented programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences. The course includes an introduction to cell biology, genetics, structure and function of microbes, animals and plants. Growth and development of animals and plants will be covered in more detail. Evolution of plant and animal diseases as well as the biotechnological applications will be introduced. The course provides a solid basis for more advanced studies in all areas modern biology.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2018-2019 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2017-2018 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2016-2017 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2015-2016 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2014-2015 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2013-2014 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2012-2013 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2011-2012 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2010-2011 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2009-2010 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2008-2009 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2007-2008 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2006-2007 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2005-2006 Discovering Life 3
Fall 2004-2005 Discovering Life 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 201R
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 201R Discovering Life Recitation 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2018-2019 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2017-2018 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2016-2017 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2015-2016 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2014-2015 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2013-2014 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2012-2013 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2011-2012 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2010-2011 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2009-2010 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2008-2009 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2007-2008 Discovering Life Recitation 0
Fall 2006-2007 Discovering Life Recitation 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 201
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 206 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3 Credits
The structures of the Milky Way starting from the solar system: the sun and the planets. Stars and star clusters. How does a star shine - stellar structure and evolution. End points of stellar evolution - black holes, white dwarfs and neutron stars. Methods of observation across the electromagnetic spectrum. Satellite observatories and space research.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2018-2019 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2017-2018 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2016-2017 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2015-2016 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2014-2015 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2013-2014 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Spring 2012-2013 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Spring 2011-2012 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2010-2011 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Spring 2009-2010 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2009-2010 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Spring 2008-2009 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2008-2009 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Spring 2007-2008 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2007-2008 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Spring 2006-2007 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2006-2007 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Summer 2005-2006 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Spring 2005-2006 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Fall 2005-2006 What is There in the Universe: Inside the Milky Way? 3
Summer 2004-2005 What is There in the Universe? 3
Spring 2004-2005 What is There in the Universe? 3
Spring 2003-2004 What is There in the Universe? 3
Spring 2002-2003 What is There in the Universe? 3
Spring 2001-2002 What is There in the Universe? 3
Spring 2000-2001 What is There in the Universe? 3

Prerequisite: NS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite:
ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 207 Organic Chemistry 4 Credits
The physical and chemical properties and reactions of organic compounds such as saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols and carboxylic acids. Also part of the "core course" pools for the BIO, MAT degree programs.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2018-2019 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2017-2018 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2016-2017 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2015-2016 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2014-2015 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2013-2014 Organic Chemistry 4
Spring 2012-2013 Organic Chemistry 4
Spring 2011-2012 Organic Chemistry 4
Spring 2010-2011 Organic Chemistry 4
Spring 2009-2010 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2008-2009 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2007-2008 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2006-2007 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2005-2006 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2004-2005 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2003-2004 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2002-2003 Organic Chemistry 4
Fall 2001-2002 Organic Chemistry 4

Prerequisite: NS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and MATH 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: NS 207L
ECTS Credit: 7 ECTS (8 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 207L Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2018-2019 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2017-2018 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2016-2017 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2015-2016 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2014-2015 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2013-2014 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Spring 2012-2013 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Spring 2011-2012 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Spring 2010-2011 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Spring 2009-2010 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2008-2009 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2007-2008 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2006-2007 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2005-2006 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2004-2005 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2003-2004 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2002-2003 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0
Fall 2001-2002 Organic Chemistry I - Lab. 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 207
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 208 General Biotechnology 3 Credits
History of biotechnology; basic principles of recombinant DNA technology; large scale cultivation of microorganisms and commercial exploitation of microorganisms; bioremediation; principles and applications of animal cell culture; monoclonal antibodies; transgenic animals; human genome project and gene therapy; principles and applications of plant cell and tissue culture; plant genetic engineering and its potential in agricultural production.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2016-2017 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2015-2016 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2014-2015 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2013-2014 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2012-2013 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2011-2012 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2010-2011 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2009-2010 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2008-2009 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2007-2008 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2006-2007 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2005-2006 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2004-2005 General Biotechnology 3
Spring 2003-2004 General Biotechnology (BIO401) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 208R
ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 208R General Biotechnology Recitation 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2016-2017 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2015-2016 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2014-2015 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2013-2014 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2012-2013 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2011-2012 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2010-2011 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2009-2010 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2008-2009 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2007-2008 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2006-2007 General Biotechnology Recitation 0
Spring 2005-2006 General Biotechnology Recitation 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 208
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 209 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3 Credits
The structures of the universe on the largest scales. Milky Way. Galaxies and galaxy clusters. Active galaxies and black holes. The Hubble Law. The cosmic microwave backround. Cosmology. Methods of observation across the electromagnetic spectrum. The early universe. The evolution of the universe.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Spring 2015-2016 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Spring 2014-2015 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Fall 2012-2013 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Fall 2011-2012 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Spring 2010-2011 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Fall 2010-2011 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Fall 2009-2010 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Spring 2008-2009 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Spring 2007-2008 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Spring 2006-2007 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3
Spring 2005-2006 What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" 3

Prerequisite: NS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 210 Water: Its Physics, Nanophysics, Chemistry and Geopolitics 3 Credits
I. The hydrological cycle. Global ocean surface and deep-sea currents. Volcanic island arcs. Last ice age, ice sheets, and glaciers. The oceanic microbial soup. II. Rivers and craters on Mars. Surfaces of Jupiter's moons Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. III. Phase diagram of water. The water molecule. The hydrogen bond. Structures of liquid water and ice. Snowflakes and dendrides. Computer models. Anomalies of water. Incipient liquid-liquid criticality in water. IV. Flow through nanotubes. Water in biological systems. V. Urban distribution of water in Istanbul through history. Geopolitics of water.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2013-2014 Water: Its Physics, Nanophysics, Chemistry and Geopolitics 3
Fall 2012-2013 Water: Its Physics, Nanophysics, Chemistry and Geopolitics 3
Fall 2011-2012 Water: Its Physics, Nanophysics, Chemistry and Geopolitics 3
Spring 2008-2009 Water: Its Physics, Nanophysics, Chemistry and Geopolitics 2

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 212 Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Rocks ( Understanding the Earth) 2 Credits
Earth sciencesis a complex,integrated system of related parts.Interactions of these has resulted a dynamically changing planet and as commonly occured in our country generates volcanoes, earthquakes,and variety of rocks.In this course such interactions and the consequent products will be reviewed and exemplified from Turkey

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2011-2012 Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Rocks ( Understanding the Earth) 2
Spring 2009-2010 Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Rocks ( Understanding the Earth) 2

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (5 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 213 Basic Concepts of Physics for Scientists and Engineers 3 Credits
Observing and understanding the workings of nature and expressing this understanding in models and mathematical language is fundamental to the study of science and technology. This course introduces the basic concepts of physics and the methods of modeling and solving problems in science. The subjects to be covered are (mathematical content is noted in parantheses):
1. Mechanics: Newton's Laws of Motion. Energy Momentum and Angular Momentum. The Kepler problem. The study of systems near stable equilibrium: harmonic oscillators. Periodic motion; (the sinusoidal functions). Exponential damping and growth (the exponential function).
2. Statistical physics: The ideal gas law derived from mechanics. Meaning of temperature and pressure. Boltzmann definition of entropy based on the number of possible states (probability), with one simple example, the partitioning of a gas of N molecules into two half volumes: In a macroscopic system (large N), the most parobable situation is much much much more porbable than anything else- the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.
3. Electromagnetism. Electric and magnetic fields. The concepts of flux and circulation. Maxwell?s Equations and applications in the simplest geometry of two parallel plates (simple line and surface integrals). Electromagnetic wave propagation (the wave equation).
4. Quantum Physics. The Bohr model of the atom. Wave-particle duality and the Uncertainty Relation are needed to understand the properties of matter: What determines the size and structure of an atom? Relation between wavelength and system size. Why is there a Periodic Table?: The Pauli Principle.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2018-2019 Basic Concepts of Physics for Scientists and Engineers 3
Fall 2017-2018 Basic Concepts of Physics for Scientists and Engineers 3
Fall 2016-2017 Basic Concepts of Physics for Scientists and Engineers 3
Fall 2015-2016 Basic Concepts of Physics for Scientists and Engineers 3

Prerequisite: NS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 214 Oscillations, Waves and Optics 3 Credits
Linear oscillators. Coupled oscillators and normal modes with mechanical and electromagnetic examples. Inertia, restoring force and damping. Driven systems and resonance. The continuum limit. Waves and wave equations. Dispersion relations. Phase. Interference and diffraction. Wave packets. Impedance, reflection, absorption and transmission. Polarization. Geometrical optics. Brief introduction to nonlinearity.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Oscillations, Waves and Optics 3
Spring 2017-2018 Oscillations, Waves and Optics 3
Spring 2016-2017 Oscillations, Waves and Optics 3
Spring 2015-2016 Oscillations, Waves and Optics 3
Spring 2012-2013 Oscillations, Waves and Optics 3
Spring 2011-2012 Oscillations, Waves and Optics 3
Spring 2010-2011 Oscillations, Waves and Optics 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 216 Life on Earth 3 Credits
The objective of this course is to give students an appreciation of how living beings work at the macroscopic level and how they are evolutionarily related. The topics of the course will include development, evolutionary processes, diversity of life, plant and animal systems, animal behavior, and ecosystems.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Life on Earth 3
Spring 2017-2018 Life on Earth 3
Spring 2016-2017 Life on Earth 3
Spring 2015-2016 Life on Earth 3
Spring 2014-2015 Life on Earth 3
Spring 2013-2014 Life on Earth 3
Spring 2012-2013 Life on Earth 3
Spring 2011-2012 Life on Earth 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 218 Fundamentals of Nanoscience 3 Credits
Physical principles operative in the 1-100 nm size range. Detailed study of the physics governing behavior of molecules or clusters of molecules at this scale. Inter and intramolecular interactions. Forces driving molecules to flow. Water as a solvent. Self-assembly of molecules.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Fundamentals of Nanoscience 3
Spring 2017-2018 Fundamentals of Nanoscience 3
Spring 2016-2017 Fundamentals of Nanoscience 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 220 World Energy Outlook: The Coming Year 3 Credits
The analysis of the world energy outlook in each coming year will be studied: Scope and methodology. Global energy trends this year. Natural gas market outlook. Coal market outlook. Power sector outlook. Renewable energy outlook. Energy efficiency outlook. Energy and competitiveness. Case study, e.g. Brazil. From oil resources to reserves. Prospects for oil supply. Prospects for oil demand. Implications for oil refining and trade.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 World Energy Outlook: The Coming Year 3
Spring 2015-2016 World Energy Outlook: The Coming Year 3
Spring 2014-2015 World Energy Outlook: The Coming Year 3
Spring 2013-2014 World Energy Outlook: The Coming Year 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 222 Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planets 3 Credits
The objective of this course is to introduce general principles of planet formation, dynamics of the solar system and recent scientific progress in extra-solar planet search. The course material will be covered in three modules: 1) Formation of planetary systems: general properties of a planetary system, protoplenetary disks, formation of the central star, formation and growth of planetesimals, evolution of planetary systems. 2) The solar system: general and dynamical properties of our solar system, fundamental characteristics of the major members; the Sun, eight planets and dwarf planets. 3) Extrasolar planets: a short history of their discovery, detection techniques and observational biases, their physical properties, their implications and future prospects, formation of life forms on a distant planet.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2018-2019 Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planets 3
Fall 2016-2017 Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planets 3
Fall 2015-2016 Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planets 3
Fall 2014-2015 Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planets 3
Fall 2013-2014 Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planets 3
Fall 2012-2013 Planetary Systems and Extrasolar Planets 3

Prerequisite: NS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 223 Environmental Science 3 Credits
In this course, major environmental problems are discussed and are evaluated from an ecological perspective. Among those dıscussed are: Effects of agriculture on the environment, eco-toxicology, in-door and outdoor pollution, species extinction and preservation, global warming and its consequences, alternative energy sources, risk management and ecosytem evaluations.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2011-2012 Environmental Science 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 224 Urban Agriculture 3 Credits
People living in urban areas are alienated from nature. The main goal of this course is to demonstrate plant cultivation processes to the people who live in the cities. In this course, agricultural production systems; basic physiological concepts; plant nutrition and compost making; irrigation; plant protection; how small places are transformed into production areas; post-harvest handling of the produced items until etc. will be covered. As the course is applied, different of aspects of urban agriculture will be practiced by the students at the on-campus garden.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2015-2016 Urban Agriculture 3
Spring 2014-2015 Urban Agriculture 3
Spring 2013-2014 Urban Agriculture 3
Spring 2012-2013 Urban Agriculture 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 224L
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
NS 224L Urban Agriculture Lab. 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2015-2016 Urban Agriculture Lab. 0
Spring 2014-2015 Urban Agriculture Lab. 0
Spring 2013-2014 Urban Agriculture Lab. 0
Spring 2012-2013 Urban Agriculture Lab. 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: NS 224
ECTS Credit: NONE ECTS (NONE ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements: