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Course Descriptions

  • Scientific Basis of Medicine I (MEDI 101)

Series of weekly seminars in Medicine. The aim is to expose first year medical students - including those who are enrolled in ELC - to medical concepts and to the scientific basis of medicine.

  • Scientific Basis of Medicine II (MEDI 102)

Series of weekly seminars in Medicine and also lectures on ability to communicate in English with a special emphasis on medical terminology development, spelling and pronunciation. Reading and listening to medical terminology, understanding its meaning and writing short essays using terms correctly. The aim is to expose first year medical students - including those who are enrolled in ELC - to medical concepts and to the scientific basis of medicine. 

  • Basic Academic Writing (ACWR 101)

Conventions of academic writing, content, organization, and style. Appropriate standards for acknowledging and citing scholarly sources. Skills are reinforced through different course themes which encourage critical reading, analysis, and the acquisition of informed opinion.

  • Academic Writing for Science & Technology (ACWR 106)

Building on skills developed in ACWR 101, ACWR 106 presents more advanced reading and writing tasks while introducing students to the types of writing, research, and analysis used in scientific disciplines.

  • General Chemistry (CHEM 103)

Atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, stoichiometry, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, structure and properties of materials.

  • Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences (CHEM 200)

Basic concepts and important topics in organic chemistry that are needed to establish a strong foundation in health sciences will be covered. Topics to be covered include: Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and aromatic compounds; alcohols, phenols, thiols and ethers; aldehydes, ketones and chiral molecules; carboxylic acids and esters; amines and amides; amino acids and proteins; carbohydrates; polymers and polymeric biomaterials; analysis and identification of organic molecules (Spectroscopic techniques (Ultraviolet (UV), infrared (IR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)), chromatographic techniques (Thin layer (TLC), gas (GC), liquid (HPLC), size exclusion (GPC)).

  • Classical Physics for Health Sciences (PHYS 123)

Equilibrium and stability analysis of the human body, dynamics of body motion, elasticity and strength of body organs, fluid mechanics and the blood circulation system, principle of centrifugation, diffusion and Brownian motion, energy requirements and temperature regulation of the body sound and hearing, the Doppler effect, ultrasound imaging.

  • Modern Physics for Health Sciences (PHYS 124)

Electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics and vision, electrical characteristics of the nervous system, quantum theory of light, atoms, and molecules, intermolecular forces, interaction of light with matter, absorption, fluorescence, stimulated emission, physics of medical imaging techniques such as x-ray computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography.

  • Calculus I (MATH 106)

Limits and continuity; derivative and properties of differentiable functions; mean value theorems, Taylor’s formula, extreme values; indefinite integral and integral rules; Riemann integral and fundamental theorem of calculus; L’Hospital’s rule; improper integrals.

  • Statistics for Sciences (MATH 2011)

Descriptive statistics; Probability; Random variables; Special distributions; Estimation; Hypothesis testing; Normal distribution; Two-Sample Inference; Regression.

  • Cellular & Molecular Biology (MBGE 110)

Introduction to macromolecules and to key topics of cellular and molecular biology; the emphasis will be on DNA replication, gene transcription, small RNA mediated gene regulation, RNA processing, proteins translation, protein trafficking, mutagenesis, cell division and apoptosis.

  • Social Sciences (SOSC)

Social Sciences Courses

  • Humanities (HUMS)

Humanities Courses

  • Economic & Strategic Analysis

Economic & Strategic Analysis Courses

  • Medical English (COMM 202)

Ability to communicate in English with a special emphasis on medical terminology development, spelling and pronunciation. Reading and listening to medical terminology, understanding its meaning and writing short essays using terms correctly.

  • Aesthetic & Interpretive Understanding (ASIU)

Aesthetic & Interpretive Understanding Courses

  • Turkish Speech & Composition (TURK 100)

This one semester course has two modules that are designed to build up students' oral and written competence in their mother tongue for effective high level scientific and professional communications.

  • The Turkish Revolution I (HIST 301)

The evolution of the reforms from the Tanzimat Period to the Kemalist period is studied through the period between 1839 and 1938, including their political, economic and social aspects.

  • The Turkish Revolution II (HIST 302)

The institution of the Republic and a study of historical conditions and events following Atatürk's reforms. Covers the period from the beginning of the Turkish Republic to the 1980s.