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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
VHT606 Introduction to History of Science 927001 1 1 6
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To absorb scientific thinking and scientific change in the light of historical development of science.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Şule SANAL, Doç. Dr. Berfin Melikoğlu GÖLCÜ
Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand how science has developed in the historical process
  2. Learn about the conditions of life and science-producing relationships
  3. Thinking behind the scientific discoveries and see what happens
  4. Describe the effects of scientific production on the conditions, political and economic structure of the period
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Colin A. Ronan, Bilim Tarihi, Tübitak Yayınları, Ankara, 1983.
2. Bahri Ata, Bilim, Teknoloji ve Sosyal Değişme, Pegem Akademi, 2010.
3. M. Richard-S. Westfall, Modern Bilimin Oluşumu, çev. İsmail Hakkı Duru, Tübitak Yayınları, Nisan, 1997.
4. Cemal Yıldırım, Bilimin Öncüleri, Tübitak Yayınları, Mart, 1995.
5. Lawrence M. Principe, History of Science: Antiquity to 1700, The Teaching Company, 2002.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Science and Technology in Prehistoric Times Science in the Early Ages: Science in China, India and Central Asia Medieval Islamic Science Renaissance The Age of Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Science and Technology in Prehistoric Times
2.Science in the Early Ages: Science in China, India and Central Asia
3.Scientific Developments in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Anatolia
4.Ancient Greek Science
5.Science in Roman Civilization
6.Science in the Middle Ages Christian World
7.Medieval Islamic Science
10.The Age of Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
11.Science in the Ottoman Empire Period
12.Recent Scientific Developments
13. Science Republican Period in Turkey
14.General Evaluation and Discussion
15.General Evaluation and Discussion
16.General Evaluation and Discussion
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination14545
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Individual Study for Quiz5525