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PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS445 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 5 3 3 5

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 : Elective
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

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable students to use the basic concepts of knowledge theory, to distinguish the main trends in epistemology and philosophy of science, to discuss the basic problems related to the structure of knowledge and science.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the basic concepts and problems of the philosophy of knowledge. In addition to thematic discussions, parts of selected basic texts will be read and discussed in chronological order.

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

Compares different currents in the philosophy of epistemology and science.
Gives examples of the properties and stages of scientific method.
Distinguishes the basic concepts of epistemology and philosophy of science.
Evaluates science from the conceptual, historical and critical aspects.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to knowledge and knowledge theory Lecture, Discussion
2 Reading: Cevizci, p. 21-44. Justification and trueness theories. Lecture, Discussion
3 Reading: Ozlem, chapter 2. The problem of knowledge sources. Empiricism, rationalism. Lecture, Discussion
4 Reading: Cevizci, s. 44-68. Possibility of knowledge. Scepticism. Lecture, Discussion
5 Reading: Ozlem, chapter 3. Scientific method: perception, observation, description, explanation. Lecture, Discussion
6 Reading: Ozlem, chapter 4. Scientific method: concept, law, theory. Lecture, Discussion
7 Reading: Cevizci, s. 85-100 Reading Philosophy of Science in Ancient Greece Lecture, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading: Cevizci, s. 100-129. Revision of the semester Lecture, Discussion
10 Reading: Cevizci, s. 100-129. Philosophy of Science in Late Primeval Era and Middle Age Lecture, Discussion
11 Reading: Cevizci, s. 129-151. Modern rationalism. Lecture, Discussion
12 Reading: Cevizci, s. 151-186. Modern empiricism. Lecture, Discussion
13 Reading: Cevizci, s. 203-211. Positivism and neo-positivism. Lecture, Discussion
14 Reading: Cucen, chapter 11. Post positivism. Lecture, Discussion
15 Reading: Ozlem, chapter 6. Historical and social approaches to science Lecture, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Cevizci, Ahmet. (2018). Bilgi felsefesi. Istanbul: Say
Ozlem, Dogan. (2013). Felsefe ve doga bilimleri. Istanbul: Notos
Stroker, Elisabeth. (2010).Bilim kuramına giris. Istanbul: Gundogan
Cucen, . (2017). Bilim felsefesine giriş. Istanbul: Sentez
Okasha, Samir. (2016) Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press

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.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

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.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

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.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

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.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 4 48
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 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0