Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Early Turkish Thought FEL 227 3 2 + 0 2 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MÜKERREM BEDİZEL AYDIN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. MÜKERREM BEDİZEL AYDIN,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective To explain the basic principles of pre-Islamic Turkish thought and the relations between them.
Course Content The relations between history, geography, social structure and thought;Turkishness and Turkish geography in pre-Islamic period; The Oghuz Khan Epope,an analysis of Turkish thought in the contexts of Orkhun Inscriptions,Divan-ı Lugat-it Turk, Kutadgu Bilig; the concepts of Turk, Turkish Tore, Kut, Reason, Mind and State
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To make students to be acquainted with the main structure and fundemantal concepts of pre-Islamic Turkish thought Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 To conceive pre-Islamic Turkish history and social structure Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 To analyse the effects of historical, social, geographical factors to thought Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 To approach philosophically to problems of science, culture and art, to realize these problems Lecture, Testing,
5 To express systematically and consistently the stock of knowledge and solutions Lecture, Testing,
6 To have a general point of view about early ages of Turks Lecture, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Relations between history, concepts of thought and unity of history.
2 The socio-cultural and economic effects of geography and climate
3 Turkishness in middle Asia
4 Epopes, Uyghurs´ Oghuz Khan Epope
5 Basic concepts of Turkish thought in Orkhun Inscriptions
6 Divan-ı Lugat-it Turk and Mahmud el-Kashgari
7 Kutadgu Bilig
8 The concept of Turk and its relation to Turkish tore
9 Midterm exam
10 The concept of Turk and its relation to Turkish tore and kut
11 The concept of Turk and its relation to Turkish tore and kut
12 Heros in Kutadgu Bilig
13 The relations between the concepts of human, reason, and hizmet
14 The concepts of reason, mind and state in Kutadgu Bilig
Course Notes Başer, Sait, Kutadgu Bilig´de Kut ve Töre´den Sevgi Toplumuna, Seyran Yayınları, 1995
Course Resources Kaşgarlı Mahmud, Divanü Lugati´t - Türk, çev. Seçkin Erdi, Serap Tuğba Yurteser, Kabalcı Yayınevi, 2005
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire the skill of analytical and synthetic thinking, reading and acquainting, X
2 To be able to understand and judge the philosophical accumulations at local and universal level, X
3 To be able to do researches and to improve a method about the philosophical problems in the sources that are constituted in the field of philosophy, X
4 To be able to connect the universal problems of philosophy with the local problems, X
5 To be able to interrogate the universal problems of mankind, to be able to examine the interrogations in this field, X
6 To be able to deal with the problems of such fields as science, culture and art in a philosophical way, to recognize those questions X
7 To be able to provide the usage of interdisciplinary knowledge for the common and local problems concerning science, religion and art, X
8 To be able to understand, to solve and when necessary to direct the particular problems, X
9 To be able to narrate in writing and in words in a systematic and consistent way the knowledge possessed and suggestions for the solutions of problems, X
12 To be able to attain and to use the knowledge about philosophy and history of science.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 2 4
Assignment 1 10 10
Total Workload 88
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.52
dersAKTSKredisi 4