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ONTOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS373 ONTOLOGY 6 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 Prof.Dr. MEHMET SELÇUK USLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to gain students an overview of the main problems of Ontology and the solution suggestions of philosophers to these problems, to introduce the basic concepts of this discipline of philosophy and the philosophical arguments of existence, help students evaluate the different opinions and arguments about the existence of the students by the philosophers.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the meaning of existence and existent, what the styles of existence are, the basic subjects of Ontology which are the substance and the accident, categories, universals and particularities, metaphysics and physics, space and time, materialism and idealism, existentialism, the relationship with language and world.

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

Defines the philosophical knowledge of the connection between language, thought and existence.
Recognizes the basic concepts in the field of Ontology and the relationships between these concepts.
Discusses the theories about the problem of universals and the existence of objects.
Identifies different ideas in the Ontology field and compare these ideas and make rational criticisms against them.
Re-evaluate knowledge acquired in the field of Ontology with a critical approach.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Basic Concepts and Problems in Ontology I Lecture – Discussion
2 Reading Basic Concepts and Problems in Ontology II Lecture – Discussion
3 Reading Plato: Idea Concept I Lecture – Discussion
4 Reading Plato: Idea Concept II Lecture – Discussion
5 Reading Aristo: Existence Types and Styles I Lecture – Discussion
6 Reading Aristo: Existence Types and Styles II Lecture – Discussion
7 Reading Universals Problem Lecture – Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Revision of the semester Lecture – Discussion
10 Reading Descartes’s Sense of Existence Lecture – Discussion
11 Reading Spinoza’s Sense of Existence Lecture – Discussion
12 Reading Comparison of the Sense of Existence of Hobbes and Berkeley Lecture – Discussion
13 Reading Kant: Thing-in-itself Lecture – Discussion
14 Reading Kierkegaard, Nietzsche ve Sartre: Existentialism Lecture – Discussion
15 Reading Wittgenstein: The relationship with Language and World Lecture – Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Platon. Devlet. (Trns. Sabahattin Eyupoglu – M. Ali Cimcoz). Istanbul: Is Bankasi Publications
Aristoteles. (1996) Metafizik. (Trns. Ahmet Arslan) Istanbul: Say Publications
Aristoteles. (1996). Kategoriler. (Trns. Saffet Babur) Istanbul: Imge Publications
Macit Gokberk. (2000). Felsefe Tarihi. Istanbul: Remzi Bookstore
Susan Leigh Anderson, Kierkegaard. (2014). Uzerine. (Trns. Gokhan Gurdal) Bursa: Sentez Publications
Daniele, Bertini, and Migliorini Damiano. (2018)"Relations. Ontology and Philosophy of Religion.

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
Define the theories, concepts and principles of the basic and sub-fields of business.
2
Explain business functions and processes based on current scientific sources.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate internationally valid business cases with the theories and concepts of other social sciences.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the current events and facts in his / her field analytically and systematically based on advanced knowledge and skills he / she has.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the theoretical and factual knowledge in business for occupational practices.
2
Solve individual and organizational problems in business life.
3
Use computer programs (SPSS, R, Excel, Stata) efficiently against the complex business problems.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan research and work using knowledge and skills gained in the field of business.
2
Organize the activities for organizational goals and purposes independently.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Criticize advanced knowledge and skills in the field with a critical approach.
2
Develop the existing knowledge and skills with a critical point of view under the impact of scientific, technological and current developments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Express his/her knowledge, thoughts and solutions on business to related stakeholders in written and verbal ways.
2
Use the information and communication technology software and equipment required for business.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values at the stages of collection of data, their implementation, interpretation and announcement of results in the field of business.
2
Relate the concepts of social rights, occupational safety, employee health, quality management and sustainability with the cases in business life.

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