Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
GEP0803 Contemporary Philosophy Fall 3 0 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: GE-Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. BURCU ALARSLAN ULUDAŞ
Course Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. SONGÜL DEMİR
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to make an introduction to the principles of modern thought from a historical perspective

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
After successfully completing this course the student will be able
•set forth the elements discussed by the philosophers during the last decades
•make a study on one of them
•Defining contemporary thinking
•Determining the various areas of contemporary philosophy
•Contemporary philosophers and its thoughts

Course Content

•Neo-Kantianism, philosophy of life, Dilthey, Historism, Hermeneutic Pragmatism, constructivism-

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) What is the contemporary philosophy? Course Note
3) What is the hermenuetik? Course Note
4) W. Dilthey and Gadamer Course Note
5) Marksism and wsetern marxism Course Note
6) G.Lukacs, A Gramschi Course Note
7) Frankfurt School:Adorno ve Horkheimer Course Note
8) Ü habermas and the Theory of Communicative Action Course Note
9) Structuralism, sauussre Course Note
10) R. Barthes Course Note
11) Lacan, althuser Course Note
12) Post modernism: lytord Course Note
13) Post structuralism,: Faucault Course Note
14) J. derrida Course Note


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: " Peter Watson, Ideas – A History From Fire to Freud, Phoenix Paperback, 2006.E. Levinas. Sonsuza Tanıklık (Seçme Metinler). Metis Yayınları, Zaman ve Başka-Metis Yayınları. "
"J. Derrida. Toplumbilim 10-Derrida Özel sayısı, Cogito özel sayısı. "

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Homework Assignments 2 % 30
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 1 14
Midterms 1 15 15
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 91

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.