Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Ecology and Ethics FEL 420 8 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ELİF ERGÜN
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ELİF ERGÜN,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective To make students to be acquainted with the relation between ecology and ethics, to conceive the contemporary perspectives.
Course Content Presenting the significance of ethics in terms of environmental problems; improving philosophical perspectives towards these problems.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To learn the essence of ecology and ecology-ethics relation Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
2 To learn the fundemantal movements of ecological ethics Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
3 To recognize the fundemantal problems of ecological ethics Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
4 To argue the fundemantal problems of ecological ethics Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
5 To conceive the connection between environmental problems and ethical issues Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The definition of ecology and ecology-ethics relation
2 The local and global environmental problems
3 The local and global environmental problems
4 The emergence of environmental ethics
5 Anthropocentrism-ecocentrism discussions
6 Science and technology
7 Science and ethics
8 Cultural peripheries and ecology
9 Midterm exam
10 The conflict between human interests and environmental responsibilities
11 Industry and ecology
12 Animal rights and ecology
13 Criticisms of environmental ethics
14 General evaluation
Course Notes [1] H. Ünder, Çevre Felsefesi, Doruk Yay., 1996.
Course Resources [2] J. Benson, Environmental Ethics: An Introduction with Readings, Routledge, 2001.
[3] P Curry, Ecological Ethics, Polity, 2011
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. Ödev 10
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
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 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 15 15
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5