Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
20150102002105INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HISTORYElective124
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims at laying ground for further study in the area of science and technology in ancient civilizations and the Middle Ages, in both Western and Eastern World.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Ömer Rıza Akgün
Learning Outcomes
1By the end of this course the student, recognizes the concepts of Science, Technology, and History of Science.
2By the end of this course the student, recognizes the concepts of Science, Technology, and History of Science.
3Analyses scientific developments from the Antiquity up to the Renaissance
4Analyses scientific developments from the Antiquity up to the Renaissance
5Discusses the factors leading to the Scientific development
6Discusses the factors leading to the Scientific development
7Realizes the positive and negative factors affecting the development of-science
8Realizes the positive and negative factors affecting the development of-science
9Evaluates the history of science in the context of the past, the present and the future.
10Evaluates the history of science in the context of the past, the present and the future.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Starting from the concepts of science, technology and the history of science, this course examines, first, scientific and technological findings and practices of Ancient Egypt, China, India, Mesopotamia, Central Asia and Anatolian civilizations. Second, provides an overview of the period of Ancient Greek, in which speculative theories attempting to explain the universe is provided. And finally, it discusses developments in the Middle Ages, a period in which, in Europe efforts were made to reconcile the religious dogmas with ancient Greek philosophy and the Islamic World was in its heyday regarding the scientific and technological developments.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Concepts of science and technology
2Concepts of history of science
3History of science and technology in Ancient China
4History of science and technology in Ancient Egypt
5History of science and technology in Mesopotamia
6History of science and technology in India
7History of science and technology in Anatolia
8Mid-term exam
9History of science and technology in Central Asia
10Civilization of Aztec, Inca and Maya.
11History of science and technology in Ancient Greece
12History of science and technology in the Roman Empire
13History of science and technology in Europe in Middle Ages
14History of science and technology in Islamic World in Middle Ages
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Ronan, C. A. (2003). Bilim Tarihi: Dünya Kültürlerinde Bilimin Tarihi ve Gelişmesi, Çev: Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Feza Günergun, Ankara: Tübitak Yay.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination155
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)122
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