Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Introductions to Philosophy DAO241 3 2 + 0 2

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assist.Prof. Bahram HASANOV
Instructors Assist.Prof. Bahram HASANOV
Goals To make familiar with the nature of the philosophical thought and to help develop critical reasoning on the basis of the study of key concepts and major problems discussed in the main branches of the philosophy.
Contents Definition of Philosophy, general characteristics of the philosophical thought: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Being, Political Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Education: Key concepts and main problems.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Explains general characteristics of the philosophical thought.
2 Classifies branches of the philosophy in terms of their subject matter.
3 Defines and analyses the key concepts of the philosophy.
4 Explains the major problems discussed in the main branches.
5 Compares the different positions with reference to their sources.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods 1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Assessment Methods A: Testing, B: Oral Exam, C: Homework

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of Phil.: different definitions of Phil., Phil. as a critical reflection, structural characteristics of phil. thought To read the given subject
2 Main branches of Philosophy To read the given subject
3 Epistemology: Definition of knowledge, nature and scope of knowledge, different kinds of knowledge, theory of knowledge To read the given subject
4 Possibility of knowledge, the relationship between knowledge and belief, source of knowledge To read the given subject
5 Philosophy of Science: Definition of science, classifications of sciences, developing process of scientific knowledge To read the given subject
6 Science as a subject of philosophy, analytic and synthetic arguments, verification, falsification, understanding and explaining, science and ethics To read the given subject
7 Science as a subject of philosophy, analytic and synthetic arguments, verification, falsification, understanding and explaining, science and ethics To read the given subject
8 Existentialism: Concept of Existence, moods of Ex., scientific and philosophical approaches to the Ex., nature of Ex., Metaphysics, Existence and Change, Existence and Teleology To read the given subject
9 Ethics: Definition of ethics, ethics and moral, arête, freedom, evolution of ethical norms, ethics and universality, applied ethics To read the given subject
10 Aesthetics: Main branches of Aesthetics, key concepts, philosophy of art, theories of art, problem of beauty in art. To read the given subject
11 Political Philosophy: Subject matter of Phil. of Science, key concepts, legitimating of political power, individual and the state, problem of ideal system, utopias To read the given subject
12 Philosophy of Religion: Subject matter of the Phil. of Religion, Phil. of Religion nd Theology, key concepts und main problems of the Phil.of Rel., interrelations between religion, human and philosophy, relations between religion and reason, philosophica To read the given subject
13 Philosophy of Education: Phil. of Education and educational sciences, relations between Phil. of Education and the other branches of the Phil., classical approaches to the Philosophy of Education To read the given subject
14 Key Concepts and main problems in the Philosophy of Education: Interrelations between education, ethic and religion, modern theories of education To read the given subject

Textbook 1.Arslan, Ahmet, Felsefeye Giriş, Vadi Yayınları, Ankara 2007
Additional Resources 2. Cevizci, Ahmet, Felsefeye Giriş, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, Ankara 2010. 3. Lou Marinoff, Felsefe Hayatınızı Nasıl Değiştirir? Pegasus yayınları, 2007.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 80
Assignments 1 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10
In-Term Total 3 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 The sufficient knowledge about the field. x
2 The sufficient education knowledge of the field. x
3 Can define concepts, theories and teaching methods and practice in the field. x
4 Have information about features of students’ development and their learning. x
5 Taking into account developmental characteristic of student and individual differences provides suitable learning environment. x
6 Taking in to account the characteristics ant the achievements (purposes) of the subject appropriate teaching strategies methods and techniques apply. x
7 Takes tasks in individual and group works and fulfill them effectively. x
8 Takes responsibilities in solving problem and tries to produce solutions. x
9 Can makes self-assessment. x
10 Participates in social and cultural activities. x
11 Can makes within the discipline and interdisciplinary team study in educational applications. x
12 Follow changes in curricula and new resource and related materials. x
13 Aware of the national culture and universal values and give them importance. x
14 Have sufficient information about structure, development and history of Turkish Educational System. x
15 Knows and uses values and principles that Turkish National Educational System based on and field’s purpose, principles and techniques. x
16 Examines concepts related to the field with scientific methods. x
17 Has information of teaching programs, teaching methods and techniques and measurement and evaluation. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 12 2 24
Assignments 1 6 6
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Final examination 1 1 1
Total Work Load (h) 60
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 2
ECTS Credit of the Course 2