Undergraduate Program in Science Education

First Semester
Cr. ECTS
AE 111 / ---- * Advanced English I / HSS Elective
The purpose of this course is to enhance the spoken/written performance of the non-native student by emphasizing extensive discussion and essay production. An average of six to ten relevant articles are studied in depth during this semester, their subjects encompassing the fields of psychology, education, history and culture. Having read the passage at home, the students come to class prepared to defend or argue the writer's views and put forward views of their own. Written material is compared to personal case-studies and each student reaches an individual synthesis as far as the topic is concerned.
3 3
ED 101 Introduction to Education
Basic concepts, principles and characteristics of education; social, political, philosophical, and historical foundations of education in general and the Turkish educational system in particular.
3 6
MATH 101 Calculus I
Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and applications, integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals and series, Taylor polynomials, power series, basic transcendental functions.
4 6
PHYS 101 Physics I
Vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, conservation of energy, linear momentum and its conservation, rotation of rigid bodies about a fixed axis, angular momentum and its conservation. (One laboratory session every week.)
4 8
SCED 120 Academic Orientation to Mathematics and Science Education
Introduction to academic life, the resources of the university and the department; review of the mathematics and science education literature; basics of academic writing for evidence-based reports, including documentation of sources and citation formats
3 6
17
29
Second Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- Unrestricted Elective 3 4
AE 112 / ---- * Advanced English II / Complementary Elective
The purpose of this course is to further develop the reading comprehension and writing skills of students who have reached a certain level in English. The high-level material consists of essays from the social sciences, and the lesson itself is based on in-depth discussion.
3 4
MATH 102 Calculus II
Vector calculus, functions of several variables, directional derivatives, gradient, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals and their applications, change of variables, coordinate systems, line integrals, Green's theorem, divergence theorem, Stokes' theorem.
4 6
PHYS 102 Physics II
Equilibrium of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation, fluid statics and dynamics, waves in elastic media, introduction to thermodynamics and kinetic theory, sound. (One laboratory session every week.)
4 8
PHYS225 Earth Science I 3 6
17
28
Third Semester
Cr. ECTS
BIO 101 Cellular and Molecular Biology I
Preview of the cell and evolution theory; the chemistry of life; macromolecules; cells and organelles; membrane structure; transport across membrane; endomembrane system; bioenergetics; enzymes; chemical energy metabolism; aerobic respiration; photosysnthesis; cytoskeletal systems.
3 5
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
Fundamental concepts of chemistry; atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, gases, liquids, solids, solutions.
3 7
ED 211 Educational Psychology
Understanding the human potential, effectiveness and motivation. Human development and diversity. Problem solving, memory and creativity. Instruction and assessment in learning. Contemporary issues in educational psychology.
3 5
MATH 201 Matrix Theory
Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrix algebra determinants, inverse of a matrix, Cramer's rule, rank and nullity, the eigenvalue problem, introduction to linear programming.
4 5
PHYS 201 Physics III
Charge and matter, the electric field, Gauss law, electrostatic potential, capacitance, current and resistance, electromotive force and circuits, the magnetic field, Ampére's law, Faraday's law, inductance, magnetic properties of matter. (One laboratory session every week.)
4 6
TK 221 Turkish I
Language theories, the birth of languages and language-culture relationship. The classification of languages, with special emphasis on the Ural-Altaic language family, to which the Turkish language belongs. The study of four major areas of linguistics: phonetics, morphology, syntax and semantics. The phonetic structure of Turkish; word and sentence structure. Analysis of selected poems, essays and works of fiction.
2 3
19
31
Fourth Semester
Cr. ECTS
BIO 102 Cellular and Molecular Biology II
Cellular movement and mobility; cell adhesion; extracellular matrix; electrical and chemical signal transduction; DNA, chromosomes, nucleus; cell cycle, DNA replication, mitosis, sexual reproduction, meiosis, recombination; Mendelian genetics; gene expression; recombinant DNA technology and its applications.
3 5
BIO 106 Cell Biology Laboratory
Scientific report writing; light microscopy, gram staining; preparation of buffers and solutions; spectrophotometric measurements: bacterial growth curve; sterile techniques; extraction of DNA; agarose gel electrophoresis; organelle fractionation and analysis of subcellular fractions; transfection of eukaryoric cells; subcellular localization of proteins using fluorescent tags; mitosis; cell cycle analysis. Note: Must be taken concurrently with BIO 102 when registered for the first time.
2 3
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II
Fundamental topics in chemistry; thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility equilibrium, electrochemistry.
3 6
CHEM 109 General Chemistry Laboratory
The course covers basic laboratory techniques, identification of some compounds, simple reactions, stoichometric calculations related with reactions, solubility, kinetics and titration experiments. Note: Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 104 when registered for the first time.
1 2
ESC 301 The Environmental Dimension
Introduction to ecology; material and energy cycles; populations and communities; evolution. Major environmental issues facing humanity. Relations between environmental and energy resources, population policies and technological choices. Local waste management problems. Transboundary pollution of water and air resources. Global environmental change and its relation to international security. Students will be encouraged to follow environmental coverage on national and international media and to discuss it in class. Also, through guest lecturers, students will be exposed to a wide spectrum of ideas on environmental issues.
3 5
SCED 282 Principles and Methods of Instruction in Mathematics and Science
Learning theories, and approaches to curriculum development in mathematics and science; overview of history of mathematics and science education; concepts, principles, methods and techniques of instructional planning in mathematics and science education.
3 8
TK 222 Turkish II
Practice and training in written Turkish for the purposes of exposition, description, narration and discussion. Fundamental rules, examples of punctuation and dictation. Styles of writing and composition; scientific and scholarly writing, reports and essays. The work of classical and contemporary Turkish writers. Practice in public speaking and argumentation techniques.
2 3
17
32
Fifth Semester
Cr. ECTS
BIO 201 Evolution and Biodiversity
Computer systems use of peripherals and graphical user interfaces, scientific word processing (via WORD, WORD PERFECT or LATEX) Tabulation, spreadsheet (via EXCEL or PARADOX), graphical presentations, electronic mail and information retrieval systems (Internet), rudiments of programming.
3 3
ED 221 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling
Introduction into the field of guidance and counseling; its conceptualization, historical background, nature, professional roles, direct and indirect functions. A brief review of career counseling, counseling with special groups, basic assessment techniques, and development of these services in Turkey.
3 5
HTR 311 History of the Turkish Republic I
A general survey of Turkish history from about the mid-19th century until World War II with a particular focus on the early Republican era. A comparative and analytical account of Westernization and Ottoman reform attempts, the struggle for constitution, the economic and social transformations, diplomacy and foreign policy, World War I, the rise of Turkish nationalism, the National Struggle, Kemalist social, economic and cultural reforms in the 1920s and 1930s with special emphasis on the Kemalist principles.
2 3
PRED 310 Special Education in Early and Primary Years
Teaching students with special needs in early and primary years. Overview of the history of special education, Examination of issues and trends in special education, theoretical perspectives. Definitions, characteristics, and the etiology of disabilities.
3 7
SCED 320 Teaching Methods in Science I
Nature of science; scientific literacy; theoretical and conceptual approaches to teaching-learning in science education; teaching methods, strategies, techniques and principles specific to science; developing and critical analysis of lesson plans.
4 8
SCED 351 Laboratory Applications in Science Education
The design and application of various types of laboratory lessons; teaching process, communication and analytical skills; teaching scientific conceptualization.
3 8
18
34
Sixth Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- HSS Elective 3 5
CET 360 Instructional Technologies and Materials Development
The concepts and principles of educational technology as an integrated part of teaching and learning process. Basic information technology skills. Selection, development, implementation and evaluation of media with regard to learning theories. Employment of laboratories; audio-visual means, slides, graphs, films and printed materials; computer software including simulations, tutorials, drills, interactive learning environments, microworlds, intelligent systems and multimedia.
3 5
HTR 312 History of the Turkish Republic II
A general survey of Turkish history from the beginning of World War II until the present. A comparative and analytical account of party-politics, social movements and mobilizations; different interpretations of Kemalism, the problems of urbanization, industrialization, and immigration; cultural and ideological changes, Turkey's foreign policy and an overall assessment of Turkey's standing in light of national and international developments.
2 3
SCED 342 Teaching Methods in Science II
Contemporary issues in science education, methods and curriculum materials for teaching science, micro-teaching applications and evaluation of instruction.
4 8
SCED 348 Community Service
Design, development and application of projects for community service.
2 4
SCED 370 Measurement and Assessment in Mathematics and Science Education
Methods of measurement and assessment in mathematics and science education; reliability, validity and practicality in assessment tools; developing tests measuring higher order thinking skills; grading student performance; item analysis; analysis and discussions of national and international assessments.
3 6
17
31
Seventh Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- Unrestricted Elective 3 5
ED 401 Classroom Management
Development of effective classroom management skills. Understanding and handling factors influencing student behavior, student motivation, communication and group interaction. Establishing and maintaining standards of behavior. Planning and modification of classroom tasks, materials, time and environment to facilitate learning.
3 6
SCED 301 Inferential Statistics I
Data processing in educational contexts; analyzing and reporting descriptive statistics; concepts of normal distributions, standard scores and hypothesis testing; biserial and rank order correlations, multiple regression, t-test, ANOVA, applications by using statistical software.
4 7
SCED 404 Research Methods in Mathematics and Science Education
Survey of research methods related to mathematics and science education; planning a small scale research study focused on these areas.
4 8
SCED 450 Practice Teaching in Mathematics and Science
Critical observation of educational contexts and processes: school organization, school administration, teaching, daily routines, school-family cooperation and school resources; ethical issues in the teaching profession; supervised student teaching.
4 6
18
32
Eighth Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- Unrestricted Elective 3 4
----- Complementary Elective 3 4
----- HSS Elective 3 4
----- Complementary Elective 3 4
SCED 462 Practice Teaching in Science
Observation of science instruction in schools, design of resource unit and lesson plans, supervised student teaching in classroom or laboratory.
4 8
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