Popular Science (HUM203) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Popular Science HUM203 General Elective 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Field Trip.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Staff
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Students, • What is popular science? • What is theplace in theeducationsystem? • Who is thetarget of popular science? • Is there a contributiontothedevelopment of scienceandtothefuture of societies? • Whatdoesscientificthinkingmean? To make them have information.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Recognize scientists who are the milestones of science history.
  • A device used in everyday life has information about the past, present and future.
  • Improve presentation preparation skills.
  • Improve poster preparation skills.
Course Content Popular science description; the life of scientists; history of science and technology; visit to museums; poster preparation.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introducing the course Determination of presentation issues
2 Introducing what is popular science Experiencing a scientific concept of "being told in a way that everyone understands". Scientificconceptsto be explainedbystudents
3 Giving information about scientific thinking style Prepare the presentation
4 Brief summary of history of science and technology Prepare the presentation
5 Student presentations Prepare the presentation
6 Student presentations Prepare the presentation
7 Student presentations Prepare the presentation
8 Student presentations Prepare the presentation
9 Student presentations Prepare the presentation
10 Student presentations Prepare the presentation
11 Student presentations Prepare the presentation
12 Student presentations Prepare the presentation
13 MTA Natural Historyor RMK ScienceandTechnologyMuseumExcursion Trip program is done
14 Poster preparation techniques are explained Prepare the presentation
15 Poster Exhibition The hall is set Poster is prepared Announcement is made
16 Missing completes


Course Book 1. Kudret Emiroğlu, Gündelik Hayatımızın Tarihi, İş Kültür Yayınları
2. Bruno Nardini, Leonardo Da Vinci - Bir Ustanın Portresi, Can Yayınları.
3. Gale E. Christianson, Isaac Newton, TÜBİTAK Yayınları.
4. WalterIsaacson, Einstein-Yaşamı ve Evreni, Delidolu Yayınevi.
5. Marc J. Seifer, Bir Dahinin Biyografisi, Nikola Tesla, Geoturka Yayıncılık.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 15
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work 1 5
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 2 40
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 15
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 25
Toplam 6 100
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 Having the conceptual and applied knowledge about the basic functions of the business and gaining the ability to use the knowledge
2 To be able to diagnose the problems related to the field of business, to use scientific approaches effectively in the solution of problems and decision-making processes.
3 To be able to reveal and analyze the environmental, social, global effects and legal consequences of the applications related to the basic functions of the business.
4 To be able to analyze information and reports that concern businesses at the national, regional and global level, to set strategic goals according to the results obtained
5 Gain the ability to use, report and interpret Business Information Systems and sub-modules required by business management
6 Planning necessary activities such as starting a new business with innovative and creative thinking and taking risks for the sustainability of the business, finding resources, making market analysis, preparing a business plan, and using the learned information in this direction.
7 Being aware of the fact that the research and learning process continues throughout life, to be able to follow the scientific and technological developments related to the business, to support oneself and the organization in innovation and continuous development.
8 To have the necessary leadership and managerial skills to achieve business objectives effectively and efficiently.
9 To be able to conduct scientific research in the field of business and report the results of the research to be used in managerial decision-making processes.
10 To be able to transfer information about the field of business using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods in the language of learning and professional English
11 To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values
12 Working effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, taking responsibility, making risk analysis, adapting to change, critical thinking and using initiative in problem solving
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ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship 1 3 3
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 2 4
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 3 3
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 61