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INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS118 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 1 3 3 4

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 Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. FİKRİYE GÖZDE MOCAN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: At the end of this course, students will be able to recognize the most important arguments of religion, metaphysics, epistemology and morality and analyze, evaluate and criticize these arguments with logical reasoning.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the examination of most effective arguments on the philosophy of religion in Western philosophy (St. Aquinas, Pascal, Plato and Nietzsche); metaphysics (Parmenides, Plato, Berkeley, Epicurus, Sartre); epistemology (Descartes, Gettier, Hume) and moral philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Kant and Mill).

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

Recognize the most important arguments of Western philosophy about religion, metaphysics, epistemology and moral philosophy
Question whether these arguments can be derived from the results and precessors or not.
Differentiate valid, coherent and robust reasoning from invalid, inconsistent and inaccurate reasoning.
Interpret the most important arguments of western philosophy.
Discuss with each other in order to better predict and avoid counter-arguments.
Interpret moral dilemmas based on philosophical thought experiments and hypothesis.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Discussion on the nature of philosophical arguments Lecture-Discussion
2 Reading Philosophy of Religion: Five Evidences of St. Aquinas Lecture-Discussion
3 Reading Argument of Word, Onthological argument Lecture-Discussion
4 Reading Pascal's gambling, James' desire to believe Lecture-Discussion
5 Reading Problem of evil, Defense of free will Lecture-Discussion
6 Reading Euthyphron dilemma, Nietzsche’s argument of "God is Dead" Lecture-Discussion
7 Reading Metaphysics: Parmenides' rejection of change, Platon's argument of ideas Lecture-Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Metaphysics: Parmenides' rejection of change, Platon's argument of ideas Lecture-Discussion
10 Reading Berkeley's idealism, Epicurus' argument on death, Sartre's argument on freedom Lecture-Discussion
11 Reading Epistemology: Descartes's Cogito argument, Gettier problem, Hume's problem of reasoning Lecture-Discussion
12 Reading Philosophy of ethics: Platon's State, Aristoteles' argument on function Lecture-Discussion
13 Reading Philosophy of ethics: Platon's State, Aristoteles' argument on function Lecture-Discussion
14 Reading Kant's categorical command Lecture-Discussion
15 Reading Mill and utilitarianism Lecture-Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bruce,M., Barbone,S.(2017). Batı Felsefesindeki 100 Temel Mesele, (M. Topal, Çev.). İletişim Yayınları, İstanbul.
Platon. (2018). Devlet, Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul.
Nietzsche, F. (2010). Ahlakın Soy Kütüğü Üzerine, (T. Erdem, Çev.). Arya Yayıncılık, İstanbul.
Paul, R. ,Elder, L.(2014). Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life, Pearson: Essex, UK.
Dennet,D. (2013). Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, Norton: New York.

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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
0
2
List the main features of communication in items.
0
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
5
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
5
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
3
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.
1

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
0
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
0
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.
2

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 1 13
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
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 7 4 28
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 3 15
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 100
Total Workload of the Course Unit 100
Workload (h) / 25.5 3,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0