Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Philosophy Of History FEL 406 8 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. HÜSEYİN NEJDET ERTUĞ
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. HÜSEYİN NEJDET ERTUĞ,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective To improve the knowledge and skills of students related to the historical area in which they will philosophize.
Course Content Philosophy of history as a science and the speculations on the whole history of mankind.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To be able to comment on the historical knowledge. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Oral Exam, Performance Task,
2 To think on and generate an idea about the relativity of the philosophical and scientific process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Performance Task,
3 To become skilful at evaluating the history of thought as a whole and distinguishing the mistakes made in the historical ground. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
4 To comprehend the relationship between philosophy and history. Lecture, Testing, Oral Exam, Performance Task,
5 To go away from the prejudices on the quality and value of historical data. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
6 To adopt the scientific perception of history instead of the populist one. Lecture, Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The concept of history in antiquity and the Middle Ages
2 The Middle Ages: Transition from circular history to linear history
3 Ibn Khaldun
4 The concept of history in humanism and the enlightenment
5 Vico
6 Herder’s philosophy of history
7 Kant’s understanding of history
8 Hegel
9 Midterm exam
10 German school of history
11 Dilthey
12 Positivist and marxist understanding of history
13 A general view of 20th century
14 Existentialist, structuralist, neo-positivist and hermeneutical understanding of history
Course Notes [1] Özlem, Doğan, Tarih Felsefesi, İstanbul 2001.
Course Resources [2] Tarih Filozoflarının Eserleri
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 30
1. Kısa Sınav 20
2. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 30
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 2 10 20
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 8 8
Total Workload 123
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.92
dersAKTSKredisi 5