Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 What is science? what is scientific method, scientific observation, curiosity, creativity? Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
2 Science in the Prehistoric times Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
3 Thoughts on Earth Sciences in the first civilizations Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
4 Thoughts on science and earth in ancient Greece and Rome Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
5 Science in Ancient China, thoughts on science and Earth in India Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
6 Thoughts on science and Earth in Islamic Civilizations Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
7 Thoughts on science and the Earth in the Middle Ages and Roman periods Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
8 Thoughts on science and Earth, after the Renaissance and the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
9 Midterm examination None
10 Thoughts on science and Earth in the twentieth century Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
11 Geological Time concept and the speed of Geological changings Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
12 Thinking with the help of measuring tools: The first seismological study, and the internal structure of the Earth Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
13 Construction of Geoscience Map: the process of becoming dominant on Earth Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture
14 Universal way of thinking, present and future of science Requires reading from course notes and other literature before the lecture

Sources
Textbook
Additional Resources Colin A.Ronan, Bilim Tarihi Dünya Kültürlerinde Bilimin Tarihi ve Gelişmesi, TÜBİTAK Yayınları, Akademik Dizi I, Ankara, 2003. Cemal Yıldırım, Bilim Tarihi, 1997, Remzi Kitabevi David Oldroyd, 1996. İnsan düşüncesinde Yerküre. Tübitak Popüler Bilim kitapları