Aesthetics (HUM320) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Aesthetics HUM320 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
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
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Media and Managment Skills Courses
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The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge in mathematics and basic sciences and computational skills to solve manufacturing engineering problems
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment
4 An ability to design a comprehensive manufacturing system based on creative utilization of fundamental engineering principles while fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications
6 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly
7 An ability to attain self-confidence and necessary organizational work skills to participate in multi-diciplinary and interdiciplinary teams as well as act individually
8 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally
9 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology
10 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering
11 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development
12 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process

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