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
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
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