Academic Catalog


Course Code: 1200626
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ZEYNEP MENNAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The relative approaches of the social and the natural sciences. Social constructionist theories of science and various criticisms of traditional Western epistemology. Alternatives offered in social epistemology to the question of whether knowledge and science can exist independently of social construction and the ways by which they inform research. Continuation and/or dissolution of basic dichotomies, epistemological consequences and alternatives. Premises and limits of interdisciplinary research.