Life on Earth (NS 216)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences(NS)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Christopher Mayack cmayack@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Recitation
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Guided discovery
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CONTENT

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.

OBJECTIVE

To teach fundamentals of macromolecular aspects of life on Earth.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Identify the evolutionary relationships between different life forms on Earth.

Describe the physiological basis of life in different life forms.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 30
Exam 20
Participation 10

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Life: The Science of Biology; Sadava, Hillis, Heller, Berenbaum; W. H. Freeman; Ninth Edition