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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 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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
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 basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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