Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Scientific Values DEG 512 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. AYSUN ÖZTUNA KAPLAN
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Course Objective

To raise awareness about scientific values and ethics

Course Content

What is science, the features that characterize science, the distinction between science and pseudoscience. Discussions about the nature of science. What is science as a profession? Studies to determine the standards of ethical attitude in science. Discussions on the interaction of science, technology, society and environment. Discussions on socio-scientific issues.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is the science?
2 Features that characterize science
3 Science, pseudo-science division
4 Nature of science
5 Science as a profession
6 Standards of ethical behavior in science: Honesty, attention, openness, freedom, education
7 Standards of ethical behavior in science: social responsibility, legality, opportunity, efficiency, respect for subjects
8 Midterm exam
9 Science's effects on society
10 Technology and changing balances in the world
11 Science, technology and environmental problems
12 Political problems of science and technology
13 Case studies: Baltimore case, Genetics, cold fusion controversy
14 Case studies: Changing World (Acid rains, Global warming), disease and health
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Course Resources

Çepni, S., Ayvacı, H. Ş., Bacanak, A. (2006). Fen Teknoloji Toplum. Trabzon: Celepler Matbaacılık.
Mayor, F., Forti, A. (2000). Bilim ve İktidar. (Çev. M. Küçük). Ankara: TUBİTAK.
Resnik, D. B. (2004). Bilim Etiği. İstanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları.
Russell, B. (2004). Bilimin Toplum Üzerindeki Etkileri. (Çev. D.D. Yüzer). İzmir: İlya Yayınevi.
Yıldırım, C. (2011). Bilim Felsefesi. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi.

Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 10
2. Ödev 20
3. Ödev 20
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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Final examination 1 14 14
Assignment 3 5 15
Total Workload 153
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.12
dersAKTSKredisi 6