Philosophy (CHL108) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Philosophy CHL108 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, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course focuses on the question "What is philosophy?" along with explanations, justification, and interpretation in philosophy, by giving information about philosophical branches such as ontology, epistemology, and ethics.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students learn what a philosophical problem is.
  • Students learn how to analyze philosophical texts.
  • Students acquire a critical view on philosophical issues.
  • Students can develop their interpretation skills on theoretical and practical problems.
Course Content Definition of philosophy, explanation in philosophy, grounding and interpretation, philosophical branches such as ontology, epistemology and ethics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 As an introduction, general information about philosophy is given.
2 The characteristics of question and answer in philosophy are discussed.
3 It focuses on what the concept and conceptualization are in philosophy.
4 Explanation, justification, and interpretation in philosophy is discussed.
5 The topics covered in the course about philosophy are illustrated by taking a philosophical text as an example.
6 In terms of philosophy of knowledge, what knowledge is and basic approaches to knowledge are discussed
7 Midterm
8 As a branch of philosophy, the philosophy of being is explained.
9 Political philosophy and its main discussion topics are covered.
10 Ethics and ethical issues are examined.
11 The relationship between philosophy and science is discussed and differences and similarities are shown
12 The differences and similarities are shown by considering the relationship between philosophy and science.
13 The relationship between philosophy and metaphysics is explained.
14 How philosophy relates to worldviews and ideologies and how philosophy deals with such issues is explained.
15 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Sokrates'in Savunması
2. Kharmides
3. Menon
4. Felsefeye Giriş
5. Felsefenin Çağrısı

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
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 To have basic theoretical knowledge about the field within the scope of health, education and support services, organizational structure and systematics. X
2 To be able to understand the basic concepts, approaches and theories in the field of child development, to associate them with current life, national and international developments. X
3 To be able to use sciences such as health, education, and psychology along with the basic knowledge and skills of the discipline of child development. X
4 To be able to identify the problems encountered and develop solutions based on the knowledge and skills required by the discipline of child development. X
5 To be able to independently carry out the necessary work as an individual and as a team member, and take responsibility in the practices related to child development education in preschool education institutions, private education institutions and health institutions X
6 To be able to have the necessary basic knowledge for applications in preschool education institution, private education institution and health institutions related to child development education. X
7 To be able to determine the learning needs associated to lifelong learning related to child development and education and to make the necessary guidance. X
8 To be able to act in accordance with professional ethics and social-responsibility-understanding in all field practices and social relations of the profession X
9 To be able to carry out studies on child development to raise awareness of society and other professional groups . X
10 To be able to follow the information in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a universal foreign language. X
11 To be able to do resource research for the purpose of accessing information, to use databases, numerical values and other information sources. X
12 To be able to communicate effectively with the family and the child in accordance with the cultural structure, and to work in cooperation in child development studies. X
13 To be able to act in accordance with social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in all studies in the field of child development. X
14 To be able to show sensitivity to the universality of social rights in the field of child development, protection of quality cultural values, occupational health and safety. X
15 To be able to evaluate and prepare the materials required by the field of child development (educational toys, educational books and brochures, game material) and to use them for educational purposes. X
16 To be able to determine the developmental differences of 0-18 year old children at an early stage, to prepare and implement appropriate education programs. X

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 12 3 36
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 7 7
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 106