Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
BLM401PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS OF SCIENCEElective473
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to make the students understand the meaning and scope of science, to learn the scientific methods and comprehend procedures, to have information about scientific explanations and the fundamentals and to appreciate the rules and concepts about ethic.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Asisst. Prof. Aydın Müftüoğlu
Learning Outcomes
11.To understand the historical adventure of sciences
22. To understand the relation of science-culture
33. To understand the structural properties of modern science
44. To get information about criticism of modern science
55. To get information about the meaning and important of academic ethic
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The meaning and scope of science, scientific methods and comprehend procedures, scientific explanations and the fundamentals, the humane problems of science, the scope of ethic, non ethical practices
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The genesis of modern sciences
2Differences between the modern sciences and premodern sciences
3Epistemological analysis of modern sciences
4Analysis of phenomenon-asset differentiation
5Different approaches to the philosophical roots of sciences: empirist, dedüktif and endüktif science concept
6Positivism
7Basic principles of positivist science concept
8Mid-term exam
9Furcate in positivist science concept
10Philosophical resources of Thomas Kuhn
11Analysis of Kuhn's critique
12Crisis of modern sciences
13Ethic-political critique of modern sciences
14Genesis of science ethic
15To be analyzed of science ethic
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Özlem Doğan, Bilim Felsefesi, İnkılap Kitabevi, 2008 2. Thomas Kuhn, Bilimsel Devrimlerin Yapısı, Çev: Nilüfer Kuyaş, Kırmızı Yay. 2006 3. Wiersma, W., 1995. Research Methods in Education: An İntroduction (6. baskı). Jon Nuttal, Ahlak Üzerine Tartışmalar, Ayrıntı, 1997 4. R.G. Frey & C.H. Wellman (Ed.), A. Companion to Applied Ethics, Blackwell, 2003
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination177
Individual Study for Final Examination188
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)91
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
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PO
6
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LO5     3
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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