Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
The Oriental Thought ILA 350 6 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses <p>Absent</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>Absent</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FUAT AYDIN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants


Course Category
Course Objective

States main schools of Far East Thought, its sources, its major themes

Course Content

characteristics of Indian Thought, Buddhist thought, Chinese traditions of Thought; Japan thought; their history and major themes

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Recognize the major sources of Indian thought Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Describe Schools of Indian Thought; short history of Buddhist and Jain philosophic schools Discussion, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
3 Notice The fundamental topics that was discussed in Indian Thought Case Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
4 Notice Sources of Chinese thought, Chinese thought schools and the discussed topic among those schools Case Study, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
5 Notice Sources of Japan thought, Jupon thought schools and the discussed topic among those schools Case Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Performance Task, Homework, Testing,
6 Compare between the Chinese and Japan thought schools Case Study, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Historical Introductory; What is the East, near east and far east?
2 Characteristics of Far East Thought
3 Indian Thought and its periodization
4 Classical Indian Thought; Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
5 Outlines of Hinduism
6 Indian Thought Schools and discussed themes: God-Universe-man
7 God-Universe-man
8 God-Universe-man
9 Buddhism; outlines of Buddhism
10 Jainism; outlines of Jainism; Jainist Thought Schools
11 Introduction to Chinese Thought; Chinese Thought Schools
12 Differences between Confucianism and Taoism schools
13 Differences between Confucianist and Taoist schools
14 General evaluation
Course Notes <p>Absent</p>
Course Resources

[1] M. Hriyanna, Hint Felsefi Tarihi, çev. Fuat Aydın, Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları,
[2] D.S. Sharma, Hint Dini Tarihine Giriş, çev. Fuat Aydın, Hint Dini Tarihine Giriş, Ataç yayınları, İstanbul 2006.
[3]Fuat Aydın, Hint Dini Düşüncesinde İnsanın Özgürlük Arayışı, Ataç Yayınları, İstanbul 2006.
[4] Fuat Aydın, Türkçedeki Hint Çalışmalarıyla İlgili Bir Türkçe Bibliyografya Denemesi, Divan, İlmi Araştırmalar,
[5] Heinrich Zimmer, Hint Felsefesi, çev. Sedat Umran, Ruh ve Madde Yayınları, İstanbul.
[6] Fung Yun Lang, Çin Felsefesi Tarihi, çev. Fuat Aydın, Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, İstanbul.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 S/he can recite the Quran properly and comment within the framework of scientific measurements.
2 S/he has knowledge of Arabic language at the level of understanding classical and modern texts in the field of Theology and uses it in expressing himself/herself in oral and written communication. S/he acquires a solid knowledge of a Western European Language at least at the level of B 1 of the European Language Portfolio, using it to follow the information in the field of Theology and communicate with colleagues.
3 S/he recognizes the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and his physical and moral attributes and the historical process of the science of hadith, its methodology, problems, interpretation and its cultural value for the life of a Muslim.
4 S/he can evaluate main topics of Islamic law (fiqh) which take place in classical and modern sources, comparing the Islamic law with other legal systems within the framework of comparative law.
5 Evaluates the principles of Islamic faith and problems of Theology within the framework of reason and authentic sources using scientific methods.
6 S/he has an adequate knowledge of the old and new religious and political movements in islamic world in the past and today. X
7 S/he has a satisfactory knowledge of the history, concepts, institutions, philosophy and main figures of Sufism.
8 S/he uses the information obtained from Religious education history, religious and modern training methods in the field of religious education.
9 S/he is able to evaluate Religion and religious issues philosophically, sociologically and psychologically. X
10 S/he has knowledge about non-Muslim religions at the level of comparing. X
11 S/he is able to evaluate issues related to the Islamic history, civilization and science with a critical point of view.
12 S/he has general information about the Turkish-Islamic literature and arts.
13 S/he takes in consideration scientific, cultural and ethical values in interdisciplinary research and studies in the field of Religious Studies. X
14 S/he is able to use information and communication technologies at a level required in the field.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 10
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
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 1 16
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 10 10
Total Workload 83
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.32
dersAKTSKredisi 3