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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
SOC118 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 2 3 3 4

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
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 Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
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.
Interpret moral dilemmas based on philosophical thought experiments and hypothesis.
Discuss with each other in order to better predict and avoid counter-arguments.

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 Kant's categorical command 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. Çeviri: Mustafa Topal, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları.
Platon (2018). Devlet. Çeviri: M. Ali Cimcoz, Sabahattin Eyüboğlu. İstanbul: Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları.
Nietzsche, F. (2010). Ahlakın Soy Kütüğü Üzerine. Çeviri: Turan Erdem. İstanbul: Arya Yayıncılık.
Paul, R. & Elder, L. (2014). Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life. Essex: Pearson.
Dennet, D. (2013). Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. New York: Norton.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
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
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

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