Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Contemporary Eastern Thought FEL 214 4 2 + 0 2 4
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. TUFAN ÇÖTOK
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Course Objective To introduce the contemporary Eastern thoughts
Course Content The fundamentals of Eastern history, culture and thought; Religion, politics and thought in modern India, Contemporary Japanese and Chinese thought
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To have knowledge about contemporary Indian, Japanese and Chinese thoughts Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 To comprehend the opinions of the major thinkers such as Muhammed İkbal, Gandhi, Radhakrishna. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 To be able to analyse the historical progress of Far Eastern thought systems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
4 To discuss about Eastern history, culture and thoughts. Question-Answer, Discussion, Oral Exam,
5 To evaluate Zen-Buddhism and Japanese thought. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
6 To be acquainted with the Tibetian thought. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The fundamentals of Eastern history, culture and thought
2 The fundamentals of Eastern history, culture and thought
3 The birth of modern India and Gandhi
4 Indian Muslims and Muhammed İkbal
5 İkbal’s “Peyam-i Meşrik” at A.N.Tarhan’s works
6 Reconciling modernity and Hinduist traditionalism
7 Reconciling modernity and Hinduist traditionalism
8 Reconciling modernity and Hinduist traditionalism
9 Midterm exam
10 Place of Radhakrishna in modern Indian thought and politics
11 Place of Radhakrishna in modern Indian thought and politics
12 Zen-Buddhism and Japanese thought
13 Maoism and modern Chinese thoughts
14 Tibetian thought
Course Notes [1] Collinson, Diane; Wilkinson, Robert, Otuzbeş Doğu Filozofu, çev. Berna F. Ülner, Hamdi Bravo, Metin Berke, Sibel Özbudun, Ayraç Yayınları, 2000
Course Resources [2] İkbal, Muhammed, İslam Felsefesi Tarihine Bir Katkı, çev. Cevdet Nazlı, İnsan Yayınları, 1997
[3] Rampa, T.Lobsang, Üçüncü Göz, çev. Fulya Gencel, Akaşa Yayınları, 1995
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
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 15
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
Assignment 1 4 4
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 10 10
Total Workload 88
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.52
dersAKTSKredisi 4