Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708004122016SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE IIElective483
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to provide students with the information regarding the true nature of scientific knowledge in a sociological manner; and to relate scientific knowledge to the everyday life.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. BEKİR BALKIZ
Learning Outcomes
11) To recognize scientific knowledge as a sociological fact.
22) To be informed about theoretical disscussions on the scientific knowledge.
33) To relate everyday practices with general sociological processes.
44) To get the ability of thinking critical and analytical about science.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Science, ideology, the contruction of scientific knowledge, rhetoric in science, everyday life and knowledge
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Sociology of Science Discussion of the course content
2Theories of Sociology of Science Discussion of the course content
3Science and Ideology Discussion of the course content
4Science and Power Discussion of the course content
5Social Origins of Science Discussion of the course content
6Science and Capitalism Discussion of the course content
7Retoric of Language of Science Discussion of the course content
8Midterm exam
9Everday Life and Knowledge Discussion of the course content
10Everday Life and Ideology Discussion of the course content
11Everday Life and Power Discussion of the course content
12Theories of Everyday Life Discussion of the course content
13Using of Knowledge of Science in Everyday Life Discussion of the course content
14Everyday Knowledge in Relation to Etnometodology Discussion of the course content
15A General Discussion Discussion of the course content
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Alan Chalmers, Bilim Dedikleri, Vadi Yayınları 2) Ömer Demir, Bilim Felsefesi, Vadi Yayınları 3) John Losee, Bilim Felsefesine Tarihsel Bir Giriş, Dost Yayınları 4) Doğan Özlem, Bilim Felsefesi, İnkılap Kitabevi 5) Cemal Yıldırım, Bilim Tarihi,Remzi Kitabevi 6) Frederico Mayor/Augusto Forti, Bilim ve İktidar, Tübitak Yayınları 7) Noam Chomsky/Mıcheal Albert, Bilim ve Postmodernizm Tartışmaları, BGST Yayınları 8) Hüsamettin Arslan, Epistemik Cemaat, Paradigma Yayınları 9) Henri Lefebvre, Modern Dünyada Gündelik Hayat, Metis Yayınları 10) Bruce Brown, Günlük Hayatın Eleştirisi, Ayrıntı Yayınları
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14114
Self Study10110
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination41040
Reading14114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)92
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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