Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Early Eastern Thought FEL 203 3 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 early Far East thoughts.
Course Content Outlines of the Eastern history, culture and thoughts; Hinduism, Brahmanism, Buddhism, Taoism and Shintoism.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To define the concept of Far East and its meaning frame. Lecture, Testing,
2 To recognize the Indian-based religions generally as the source of Indian thought. Lecture, Testing,
3 To determine the characteristics of the ecoles of Indian thought. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
4 To classify the ecoles of Indian thought. Lecture, Testing,
5 To know the orthodox and heterodox philosophical ecoles generally. Lecture, Testing,
6 To compare the matters of debate of the ancient Indian thought with those of modern thoughts. Lecture, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Outlines of the Eastern history, culture and thoughts
2 Hinduism
3 Brahmanism
4 Vedas
5 Buddhism
6 Buddhism and its transition to China
7 Buddhism and its transition to China
8 Ancient China
9 Midterm exam
10 Taoism
11 Taoism
12 Taoism
13 Shintoism
14 Genarel Evaluation
Course Notes [1] Meriç, Cemil, “Bir Dünyanın Eşiğinde”, İletişim Yayınları, 1998
Course Resources [2] Guenon, Rene, “Doğu Düşüncesi”, İz Yayıncılık, çev. Fevzi Lütfi Topaçoğlu, İz Yayıncılık, 2004
[3] Lao Tzu, “Bilinmeyen Öğretiler”, çev. Âmine Gülşah Coşkun, İsmail Taşpınar, Kaknüs Yayınları, 1999
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 10 10
Total Workload 110
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.4
dersAKTSKredisi 4