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SBP1000 EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT AND PLANNING 2+0+0 ECTS:3
Year / Semester First Year / Spring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusCompulsory
DepartmentURBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures per week
LecturerASSOC. PROF. DR. Ahmet Melih ÖKSÜZ
Co-Lecturer
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
The course aims to provide the students with a general knowledge on different layers of the earth and their mineralogical and chemical composition, to enable them to understand how chemical reactions develop to form new minerals, to help them use their knowledge to understand the chemical processes taking place on the earth, to teach them how to search for new mineral deposits and how to sustain a livable environment.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

summarize the philosophy of science and sources of scientific knowledge

2

1,3

LO - 2 :

compare eastern and western scientific approaches

2

1,3

LO - 3 :

use of scientific thinking methodology

1,2,7,11

1,3

LO - 4 :

work in and between groups, criticize group works scientifically works

1,2,18,20

3,5

LO - 5 :

express themselves freely against audience

16

5

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA : Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 

Contents of the Course

Science, scientism, scientific approaches. The process Baconian scientific approach. Technological development process. Environmentalists. Planning in view of philosophy-rationalist, empiricist, neo-rationalist approaches. Renaissance/enlightment. Modern era, industrial revolution aftermath.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Science, scientific thinking, scientific method, science in prehistoric times.

 Week 2

History of Science: Hellenistic Period (Determination of group assignments)

 Week 3

History of Science: Rome

 Week 4

History of Science: The Middle Ages, The İslamic

 Week 5

History of Science: The Renaissance

 Week 6

History of Science: The Early Modern, The Enlightenment

 Week 7

History of Science: The Late Industrial

 Week 8

Philosophy and science, Scientific approach processes: Bacon approach

 Week 9

Mid-term exam

 Week 10

Trends in the evolution of scientific thought: Rationalism, The Experimental approaches

 Week 11

The relationship between Science and Planning, Scientific thought: Regional science.

 Week 12

Limiters at the front of scientific thought and the future

 Week 13

Limiters at the front of scientific thought and the future (Continued).

 Week 14

Limiters at the front of scientific thought and the future (Continued).

 Week 15

Course general assessment

 Week 16

End-of-term exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Atalık, G., 1995; Bilim Felsefesi Ders Notu, İTÜ, İstanbul.

2Tameroğlu, S., 2000; Bilimler Tarihi, (duplicated lecture notes)

 

Recommended Reading

1Adjukeiweiz, A., 1994; Felsefeye Giriş, Gündoğan Yayınları, İstanbul

2Yılmaz, M., 2004; Sanatın Felsefesi, Gündoğan Yayınları, İstanbul

3Sungur, N., 1992; Yaratıcı Düşünce, Özgür Yayınları, İstanbul

4Popper, K. R., 2001; Hayat Problem Çözmektir, YKY, İstanbul

5Deluze, G., Guattari, F., 2001; Felsefe Nedir?, YKY, İstanbul

6Taylor, N., 2003; Urban Planning Theory, Sage Pub.

7Broadbent, G., 1970; Emerging Concepts in Urban Space Design, Van Nostrand.

8Van Assche, K., 2004; Signs in Time, Wageningen University, Holland.

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

/04/2016

1

50

End-of-term exam

16

/06/2016

1

50

 

Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work

Duration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term

Lectures (face to face teaching)

2

13

26

Own (personal) studies outside class

1

13

13

Own study for first mid-term exam

4

1

4

Mid-term exam

1

1

1

Homework

1

3

3

Own study for final exam

3

2

6

End-of-term exam

1

1

1

Total work load

54