COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUM 100
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To provide an introduction to the basic concepts of philosophy and ethics.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • • Will be able to define major theories, thinkers and concepts of ethics.
  • • Will be able to discover the intrinsic relationship between law and morality.
  • • Will be able to analyze legal and ethical problems, and defend their views with proper justification.
  • • Will be able to develop critical thinking and writing skills.
  • • Will be able to engage substantive personal reflection about how to live well.
Course Description

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction to the course: Objectives and Expectations
2 Philosophy as Self-Examination: Socrates What is Justice? The Relationship between Law and Morality Simon Blackburn, “Introduction,” in Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, pp. 1-9. Robert C. Solomon / Kathleen M. Higgins, “Introduction: Doing Philosophy,” in the Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy, Wadsworth, pp. 3-7. Raymond Wacks, “Law and Morality” in Law: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, pp. 67-84. Supplementary Reading: Plato, The Apology (of Socrates)
3 Socratic Tradition on Justice Aristotle: Virtue Ethics Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010, pp. 184-207. Supplementary Reading: Plato, The Republic, Book 1.
4 Aristotle: Natural Law and Virtue Ethics Jonathan Barnes, “Introduction,” in Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle, Penguin, pp. ix-xli. Raymond Wacks, “Natural Law” in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, pp. 1-17.
5 Case Analysis and Discussion (Movie Screening) Movie: Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Director: Kenneth Branagh
6 Midterm 1
7 Jeremy Bentham: Legal Positivism and Utilitarianism in Ethics Raymond Wacks, “Legal Positivism” in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, pp. 18-39. Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 31-57.
8 John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism, Rights and Justice Raymond Wacks, “Rights and Justice” in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, pp. 52-74. Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 31-57.
9 Case Analysis and Discussion (Movie Screening) Movie: Good Night, and Good Luck; Director: George Clooney
10 MIDTERM EXAM II
11 Immanuel Kant: Philosophy of Right and Duty Ethics I Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 103-139.
12 Immanuel Kant: Philosophy of Right and Duty Ethics II Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 ss. 103-139. Supplementary Reading: Immanuel Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals.
13 Case Analysis and Discussion (Movie Screening) Movie: Hannah Arendt, (2012), Director: Margarethe von Trotta
14 General Review of the Semester / Final Exam
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
2
60
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
32
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
20
Final Exams
1
22
    Total
142

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest