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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 Prof.Dr. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU
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
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 basic concepts of Social Service, working fields and application frameworks.
2
Uses up-to-date information on Social Service field by associating it with the theory and application information of Social Service.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Establish the link between the application frameworks of Social Service.
2
Evaluate the developments in the field of migration, globalization and human rights in the new world by using the theoretical knowledge in the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the research methods related to the field of Social Service, concludes scientific conclusions about social problems.
2
Examine the spatial legislation of Social Service and develop new strategies for implementation.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Solve the problems specific to the field of Social Service according to scientific data.
2
Conduct trainings for individual, family and society by using advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Social Service.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop his / her competence in this area by taking the leadership role in working with individuals, groups and society and taking responsibility as a team member.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describes a life worthy of dignity of the person who is the subject of social service science.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Configures the communication between institutions in order to solve the problems.
2
Uses the educational role in the social service area.
3
Produces projects that will increase the consciousness level of the society.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Collaborate with other professionals in the work team through an interdisciplinary approach at the stage of Social Service intervention
2
Acts as a social worker in accordance with the laws, regulations and professional ethics rules.
3
Organize their work in accordance with their rights and responsibilities as an individual.

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