History of Science (HUM360) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
History of Science HUM360 General Elective 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
none
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
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)
  • Staff
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To teach the main lines of scientific studies in the ancient period; to comprehend the effects of science-philosophy, science-society, science-political power relations and socio-economic structure on science and technology in various periods of history; to emphasise the development of science in the east and west in the Middle Ages and mutual interactions; to understand the methods of modern science; to show the importance of science in our age and to distinguish it from pseudosciences
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course; -Know when and how scientific activities began, -Know the relation of scientific activities with socio-economic structure and state organisation -Know the line of evolution of the history of science and the rise of modern science around the world -Know the conflict of modern sciences and scientists with earlier dominant epistemological communities and their perception of science, -Know the separation of science and philosophy and the construction of science as an independent field -Know the place of science in Turkish modernisation and the development of modern science in Turkey.
Course Content The origins and historical deveopment of modern science and scientific method; the ways of knowing the world of different cultures and societies changed over time; the relationship between scientific knowledge to other enterprises, such as art and religion; the key aspects and issues in the advancement of science from ancient world to modern ages.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the History of Science and the Basic Concepts -The foundation of the discipline of history of science (George Sarton, Aydın Sayılı, Salih Zeki Bey, Adnan Adıvar) -The methods in the history of science (internalist and externalist approaches) The Cambridge Illustrated History of The World Science, Cambridge University Press, p. 10-61. Kornblith, Hilary, “Internalism and Externalism: A Brief Historical Introduction”Edited by Hilary Kornblith, s.1-9.
2 Science in Antiquity -Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China Ancient Greek Civilization, Hellenistic Period and Roman Civilization Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials (especially, Toby Huff’s The Rise of the Early Modern Science)
3 Science in the Middle Ages -Christianization and Islamization of the Ancient Greek Philosophy -The Rise of Scholasticism - Translation of the Ancient Greek Text from Arabic into Latin. Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials
4 Science in Islamic Civilization and Scientific Activities of Turks in Islamic Civilisation - Umayyads - Abbasids - Karakhanids - Gaznavids - Seljuks Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials
5 Renaissance/ Emergence of Modern Science -Art -Engineering -Science Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
6 Scientific Revolution / Emergence of Modern Science -Galileo - Kepler - Copernicus -Isaac Newton Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
7 Science in the Age of Enlightenment -Science Academies -Scientific Method -Francis Bacon -Rene Descartes Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
8 Mid-Term Presentation
9 Industrial Revolution, the Effect of Science and Technology on Production (XVIIIth Century) Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
10 Science in the Modern Age (XIXth Century) Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
11 The Origin of the Separation between Science and Philosophy Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
12 The Effects of Modern Sciences in Turkey (Science in Ottoman Empire, XIXth Century) Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
13 Scientific Developments in the Republican Period in Turkey -The University Reform - The students sent abroad and the studies they carried out upon their return to the country - Institutional innovations in the field of education, science and technology Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
14 Science in Modern Age (XXth Century) Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
15 Science in Modern Age (XXIst Century) Studying the selected parts from the chosen materials.
16 Final Exam Assignment

Sources

Course Book 1. Ronan, Colin A., The Cambridge Illustrated History of The World Science, Cambridge University Press, London, 1983.
2. 2- Tekeli, Sevim vd., Bilim Tarihine Giriş, Nobel Yayıncılık, Ankara 2021.
3. 3- Mason, Stephen F., Bilimler Tarihi, Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayınları, Ankara 2019.
4. 4- Huff, Toby E., Erken Modern Bilimin Doğuşu ve Yükselişi- İslam Dünyası, Çin ve Batı

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 60
Presentation 1 40
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 2 100
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 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously. X
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications. X
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems.
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field.
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 1 10 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 100