Aesthetics (HUM320) Ders Detayları

Course Name Corse Code Dönemi Lecture Hours Uygulama Saati Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Aesthetics HUM320 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language İngilizce
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Lisans
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course aims at introducing the concept of aesthetics to students, reading and discussing some of the most outstanding philosophers’ works (as a whole or as selections) on Aesthetics and tracing the changes and improvement in the idea of aesthetics in history.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learning the relationship and the difference between the concepts of aethetics and beauty
  • Learning the relationship and the difference between the concepts of aethetics and ethics
  • Becoming familiar with different views on the cognitivity of aethetics
  • Becoming familiar with different views on the cognitivity of taste
  • Developing skills for discussing the concepts of taste and poor taste
  • Developing skills to form and present their personal opinions or opinions based on the views of the philosophers discussed
  • Grasping the relationship between and among fine arts, aesthetics and ethics
Course Content Defining art, aesthetics, the beautiful and the ugly, and ethics; scrutinizing their contents; examining the place of aethetics in art and nature; discussing and comparing the views of the philosophers studied.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Aesthetics Recommended throughout the course
2 Aristote: Poetika(Poetics)
3 Aristote: Poetika(Poetics)
4 Plato: Şölen (Symposium)
5 Plato: Şölen (Symposium)
6 David Hume, Zevkin Ölçütüne Dair (Of the Standard of Taste)
7 David Hume, Zevkin Ölçütüne Dair (Of the Standard of Taste)
8 Kant, Immanuel, Yargı Yetisinin Eleştirisi (Critique of Judgment)
9 Kant, Immanuel, Yargı Yetisinin Eleştirisi (Critique of Judgment)
10 Kant, Immanuel, Yargı Yetisinin Eleştirisi
11 Nietzsche, Friedrick, Putların Alacakaranlığı (Twilight of the Idols) (Selection)
12 Nietzsche, Friedrick, Putların Alacakaranlığı (Selection)
13 Nietzsche, Friedrick, Tragedyanın Doğuşu (Birth of Tragedy) (Selections)
14 Nietzsche, Friedrick, Tragedyanın Doğuşu (Selections)
15 Review
16 Exam Week


Course Book 1. Aristoteles, Poetika, Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul, 1987.
2. Platon, Şölen, Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul, 2016.
3. David Hume, Zevkin Ölçütüne Dair, Elibron Classics, Boston, 2007.
4. Kant, Immanuel, Yargı Yetisinin Eleştirisi, İdea Yayınavi, İstanbul, 2006.
5. Nietzsche, Friedrick, Putların Alacakaranlığı, Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul,2010.
6. Nietzsche, Friedrick, Tragedyanın Doğuşu, Can sanat Yayınları, İstanbul, 2013.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 20
Presentation 2 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and mechatronics engineering; an ability to apply the theoretical and applied knowledge of mathematics, science and mechatronics engineering to model and analyze mechatronics engineering problems.
2 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems.
3 An ability to design a complex system, product, component or process to meet the requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; an ability to apply contemporary design methodologies; an ability to implement effective engineering creativity techniques in mechatronics engineering. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include economics, environment, sustainability, producibility, ethics, human health, social and political problems.)
4 An ability to develop, select and use modern techniques, skills and tools for application of mechatronics engineering and robot technologies; an ability to use information and communications technologies effectively.
5 An ability to design experiments, perform experiments, collect and analyze data and assess the results for investigated problems on mechatronics engineering and robot technologies.
6 An ability to work effectively on single disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; an ability for individual work; ability to communicate and collaborate/cooperate effectively with other disciplines and scientific/engineering domains or working areas, ability to work with other disciplines.
7 An ability to express creative and original concepts and ideas effectively in Turkish and English language, oral and written, and technical drawings.
8 An ability to reach information on different subjects required by the wide spectrum of applications of mechatronics engineering, criticize, assess and improve the knowledge-base; consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning; monitoring the developments on science and technology; awareness on entrepreneurship, innovative and sustainable development and ability for continuous renovation.
9 Consciousness on professional and ethical responsibility, competency on improving professional consciousness and contributing to the improvement of profession itself.
10 A knowledge on the applications at business life such as project management, risk management and change management and competency on planning, managing and leadership activities on the development of capabilities of workers who are under his/her responsibility working around a project.
11 Knowledge about the global, societal and individual effects of mechatronics engineering applications on the human health, environment and security and cultural values and problems of the era; consciousness on these issues; awareness of legal results of engineering solutions.
12 Competency on defining, analyzing and surveying databases and other sources, proposing solutions based on research work and scientific results and communicate and publish numerical and conceptual solutions.
13 Consciousness on the environment and social responsibility, competencies on observation, improvement and modify and implementation of projects for the society and social relations and be an individual within the society in such a way that planing, improving or changing the norms with a criticism.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics 1 10 10
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 98