|TYPE OF COURSE UNIT||Compulsory Course
|LEVEL OF COURSE UNIT||Bachelor's Degree
|YEAR OF STUDY||1
|SEMESTER||Second Term (Spring)
|NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED||6
|NAME OF LECTURER(S)||Assistant Professor Tuğba Uyar Suiçmez
|LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
||At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will develop their critical thinking dispositions in a positive way.
2) Will explain how to identify the differences between science and pseudoscience and can test the propositions they come across in the light of this knowledge.
3) Will develop a positive attitude towards science and scientific method.
4) Will define the changes that scientific knowledge and methodology have undergone throughout history and the dogmatic approaches that oppose these changes.
5) Similar to philosophers, they will convey their own feelings, thoughts and arguments by applying the necessary rhetorical knowledge.
6) Will predict the contribution of philosophical developments to the science of psychology.
|MODE OF DELIVERY||Face to face
|PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE||No
|RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT||None
|COURSE DEFINITION||This course is designed to convey the methods needed to develop more effective reasoning and improved cognitive skills. The main purpose of the course is to test the accuracy of the presented claims and arguments and to convey the methods related to making reasonable decisions considering what we know or what we think we know. In addition, this course, which covers concepts such as scientific method, reality and appearance, existential philosophy, human nature, critical thinking, pseudoscience, awareness, is designed to provide students with information on the development stages of scientific methods in general.
|1st Week ||Introduction to Critical Thinking|
|2nd Week ||Reasoning and Scientific Thinking|
|3rd Week ||Recognition and Evaluation of Arguments|
|4th Week ||The Structure of Pseudo-Scientific Arguments|
|5th Week ||Self and Awareness|
|6th Week ||What is Reality/Truth?|
|7th Week ||Methods of Knowing and Thinking|
|8th Week ||Scientific Reasoning|
|9th Week ||Explanation in Science|
|10th Week ||Realism and Anti-realism|
|11th Week ||Scientific Change and Scientific Revolutions|
|12th Week ||Philosophical Problems in Physics, Biology, and Psychology|
|13th Week ||Criticism of Science|
|14th Week ||General Evaluation|
|RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING||Ruggiero, R.V. (2012). Beyond the feelings: A guide to critical thinking (9. baskı). New York: Mc Graw Hill.
Okasha, S. (2016). Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction (2. baskı). UK: Oxford University Press.
|PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS||Lecture,Practice,Project,Questions/Answers,Other
|ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA|
|Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)||70|
|Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)||30|
|Preparation for Quiz||2||6||12|
|Individual or group work||14||3||42|
|Preparation for Final exam||1||20||20|
|Preparation for Midterm exam||1||20||20|
|Laboratory (including preparation)|
|Total Workload / 30||5,9|
|ECTS Credits of the Course||6|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION||English