Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Earth in History of Science JEL334 6 2 + 0 4

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. YEŞİM BÜYÜKMERİÇ
Instructors Assoc.Prof. YEŞİM BÜYÜKMERİÇ
Goals Introduces students to the scientific history of Earth and Natural Sciences. Teach scientific thought and development in geology, earth sciences, and show how it affects society with a broad perspective in time and ddiifferent cultures
Contents Explain the development of the history of science and the scientific method, beginning from ancient civilizations to today, respond to the question is What the science is and What the sources of science are. Introduce the civilization and ssicentists contributing to development of science from beginning in ancient civilizations up to now.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Understands the importance of scientific thought in earth science studies,
2 Learns the history and evolution of Earth Sciences of the Earth together with the history of science in an universal scientific perspective
3 Learns to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between observation and data in the viewpoint of scientific creativity

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lectures, classworks, presentations, discussions
Assessment Methods Midterm examination %40, Final examination %60



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



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
In-Term Total 0 0
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall
Total





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch.
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques.
4 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design.
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams.
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License.
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
12 Communicates using technical drawing.
13 Is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age.
14 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
15 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Assignments 1 3 3
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 119
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.97
ECTS Credit of the Course 4