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MORAL PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
FEL408 MORAL PHILOSOPHY 8 3 3 7

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable the student to critically evaluate different ethical principles and theories about what kind of character we need to have morally and that make it possible for us to determine and examine our actions and decisions we have made in the field of ethics correctly and wrongly.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; examination of the concepts of freedom, human rights and good life, and evaluation of the different theories developed in the field of Moral Philosophy by comparing them with specific and daily life examples.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Recognizes the basic problems, concepts, principles and theories in the field of Moral Philosophy (
Applies both moral and social issues and ethical decision-making processes by discussing and comparing concepts, principles and theories in the field of Moral Philosophy
Justifies the concrete personal ideas generated about the relationship between moral obligations, duties and values
Develops critical and coherent thinking skills about moral issues
Solves the problems creatively, thinking thoroughly on the problems posed in the field of Moral Philosophy

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to Moral Philosophy Lecture, Discussion
2 Reading Main Problems in Moral Philosophy Lecture, Discussion
3 Reading Platon and Aristoteles: The Freedom Problem Lecture, Discussion
4 Reading Aristoteles: Character Virtues Lecture, Discussion
5 Reading Aristoteles: Thought Virtues Lecture, Discussion
6 Reading Epikuros: Hedonism Lecture, Discussion
7 Reading Platon, Aristoteles and Epikuros: Case and Case Studies Lecture, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Revision of the semester Lecture, Discussion
10 Reading Kant: Duty Ethics I Lecture, Discussion
11 Reading Kant: Duty Ethics II Lecture, Discussion
12 Reading Mill. Pragmatism Lecture, Discussion
13 Reading Aristoteles, Kant and Mill: Case and Case Studies Lecture, Discussion
14 Reading Nietzsche: Value, Evaluation, Value Judgement Lecture, Discussion
15 Reading Nietzsche: Master and Slave Ethics Lecture, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

MacIntyre, Alasdair. (2003). A short history of ethics: a history of moral philosophy from the Homeric age to the 20th century. London: Routledge
Platon. (2000). Devlet. (trns. Sabahattin Eyupoglu – M. Ali Cimcoz). Istanbul: Is Bankası Publications
Aristoteles. (1998). Nikomakhos’a Etik. (trns. Saffet Babur). Ankara: Ayrac
Immanuel Kant. (1999). Pratik Aklin Elestirisi. (trns. Ioanna Kucuradi). Ankara: Turkiye Felsefe Kurumu
Nietzsche. (2003). Boyle Soyledi Zerdust. (trns. Mustafa Tuzel). Istanbul: Is Bankası Publications
Nietzsche.(2001). Ahlakin Soykutugu Ustune. (trns. Ahmet İnam). Ankara:Yorum Publications

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
5
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
4
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
0
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
3
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
0
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
3

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
0
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
4
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
5
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
4
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
4

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 4 52
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 6 72
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 6 6
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4 4
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 178
Total Workload of the Course Unit 178
Workload (h) / 25.5 7
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 7,0