Academic Catalog

MINOR PROGRAM(S) IN PHILOSOPHY

Minor Program in History of Philosophy

The objective of the History of Philosophy Minor is to provide philosophico-historical perspective especially to Human and Social Science majors in their professional studies. The need for such a background arises from the fact that a deep understanding of the basic concepts of Human and Social Sciences, such as Psychology, Sociology, Education, Politics, Economics, Literature and the Fine Arts, requires philosophical scrutiny of these concepts. The reason for demanding a historical perspective is that knowledge of development and change of these concepts through time is important for a better understanding of these notions at present. Nevertheless the History of Philosophy Minor could also be recommended to students from all departments of the University, because a historico-philosophical perspective is likely to develop in them a deeper appreciation of scientific and mathematical concepts as well.

Compulsory Courses

Course Code Course Name METU
Credit
Contact
(hours/week)
Laboratory
(hours/week)
ECTS
Credit
PHIL145 HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY I 3 3 0 7.0
PHIL341 HISTORY OF 17TH & 18TH CENTURY PHIL. I 3 3 0 7.0
PHIL342 HISTORY OF 17TH& 18TH CENTURY PHIL. II 3 3 0 7.0
3 elective course(s) approved by the Department of Philosophy.
Total minimum credit: 22

Minor Program in Logic and Philosophy of Science

The Logic and Philosophy of Science Minor aims at developing philosophical skills and efficiency in problem solving of undergraduate students in the Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering disciplines by teaching them philosophical and logical techniques of correct reasoning. This Minor is designed also to contribute, on the one hand, to the broadening of these students understanding of the conceptual foundations of science in general and of specific natural sciences in particular and, on the other hand, to the students understanding of the conceptual foundations of formal disciplines such as Mathematics and Computer Science.

Compulsory Courses

Course Code Course Name METU
Credit
Contact
(hours/week)
Laboratory
(hours/week)
ECTS
Credit
PHIL103 INTRODUCTION TO SYMBOLIC LOGIC 4 4 0 7.0
PHIL203 MODERN LOGIC I 4 4 0 8.0
PHIL381 SCIENTIFIC METHOD I 3 3 0 7.0
PHIL382 SCIENTIFIC METHOD II 3 3 0 7.0
2 elective course(s) approved by the Department of Philosophy.
Total minimum credit: 20