GKS 003


Course Title Course Code Program Level
The History and Philosophy of Science GKS 003 English Language Teaching (Starting from 2018-2019 Academic Year) B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
03
(Fall)
28 - - - - 45 73 2 3

Teaching Staff Muhittin ŞAHİN, PhD
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites No prerequisite
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The main aim of the course called History and Philosophy of Science is to investigate, from a philosophical point of view, science, scientific reasoning and scientific change in the light of the development of science in history.
Course Content The course History and Philosophy of Science includes examining the history and philosophy of science from the ancient times until today, taking into consideration of the classification of natural sciences and social sciences.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended and were successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings: 1. recognizes the basic and determinative characteristics of science. 2. recognizes the historical and philosophical development of science. 3. knows the foundation of modern science and its development. 4. gets aware of the difference between natural sciences and social sciences. 5. knows various types of social sciences and their methods in cause-effect relationships.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the course.
2. Week Philosophy, Science, the origins of science, the base periods of scientific development and scientific method.
3. Week Science in the early civilizations and ancient Greece.
4. Week Science in the Middle Age-Europe: Scholasticism and science. Science in Islamic spheres, science in the Turkish World.
5. Week Late medieval and the Renaissance: Nicklaus Copernicus and early scientists.
6. Week Science and Philosophy in the Enlightenment period.
7. Week Science and Philosophy in the Enlightenment period. Classification in sciences.
8. Week Midterm examination
9. Week Science and scientism. Social science: Scientific method, knowledge and its empiricist, rationalist readings.
10. Week Science and scientism. Social science: Scientific method, knowledge and its empiricist, rationalist readings.
11. Week Ideology, relationships with ethics and faith, science and paradigms. Social science: Criticism to empiricism and positivism. Instrumental rationality, Hermeneutic.
12. Week Vienna and Frankfurt schools of thought.
13. Week Criticism to science: Post-structuralism and postmodernism.
14. Week Questions and answers.
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Asimov, Isaac. (2006). Bilim ve Buluşlar Tarihi. (Çev. Elif Topçugil). İmge Kitabevi. Benton, Ted; Craib, Ian. (2008). Sosyal Bilim Felsefesi. (Çev., Ümit Tatlıcan, Berivan Binay). Sentez Yay. Gribbin, John. (2017). Bilim Tarihi. (Çev., Barış Gönülşen). Alfa Yayınları. Özlem, Doğan. (2016). Bilim Felsefesi. Notos Kitap Yayınevi. Unat, Yavuz; Topdemir, Hüseyin Gazi. (2014). Bilim Tarihi. Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık. Wooton, David. Bilimin İcadı: Bilim Devriminin Yeni Bir Tarihi. Yapı Kredi Yayınları.
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

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Degree of contribution:

1: very low;          2: low;          3: medium;          4: high;          5: very high