Popular Science (HUM203) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Popular Science HUM203 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
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)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Hacer Erar
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to Industrial Engineering; an ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge to model and solve engineering problems.
2 An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods.
3 An ability to design a complex system, process, tool or component to meet desired needs within realistic constraints; an ability to apply modern design.
4 An ability to develop, select and put into practice techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice; an ability to use information technology effectively.
5 An ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or disciplinary research topics.
6 An ability to work individually, on teams, and/or on multidisciplinary teams.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish orally and in writing; knowledge of at least one foreign language; effective report writing and understand written reports, preparing design and production reports, making effective presentations, giving and receiving clear and understandable instruction.
8 A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; an ability to use information-seeking tools and to follow the improvements in science and technology.
9 An ability to behave according to the ethical principles, an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. Information on standards used in industrial engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business applications such as project management, risk management and change management. A recognition of entrepreneurship, innovativeness. Knowledge of sustainable improvement.
11 Information on the effects of industrial engineering practices on health, environment and security in universal and societal dimensions and the information on the problems of the in the field of engineering of the era. Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12 An ability to design, development, implementation and improvement of integrated systems that include human, materials, information, equipment and energy.
13 Knowlede on appropriate analytical, computational and experimental methods to provide system integration.

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