Curriculum of BA Program in Philosophy

 

I. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 2 2 3 5
HUM 101 The World Through Art and Literature I 2 2 3 5
TLL 101 Modern Turkish Literature I 2 2 3 5
HIST 101 History of Modern Turkey I 2 2 3 5
SPS 103 Comparative Theories and Methods I 2 2 3 4
NS 101 Nature and Science I 2 2 3 5
GE 100 Introduction to University Life 1 0 1 1
Total 19 30

II. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
SPS 102 Humanity and Society II 2 2 3 5
HUM 102 The World Through Art and Literature II 2 2 3 5
TLL 102 Modern Turkish Literature II 2 2 3 5
HIST 102 History of Modern Turkey II 2 2 3 5
SPS 104 Comparative Theories and Methods II 2 2 3 5
NS 102 Nature and Science II 2 2 3 5
Total 18 30

III. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
PHIL 101 Basic Questions of Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 103 Logic I 3 0 3 5
PHIL 201 Ancient Philosophy I 3 0 3 5
PHIL 203 Theory of Knowledge 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

IV. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
PHIL 102 Moral and Political Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 104 Logic II 3 0 3 5
PHIL 202 Ancient Philosophy II 3 0 3 5
PHIL 204 Metaphysics 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

 V. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
PHIL 301 Islamic Philosophy I 3 0 3 5
PHIL 303 Introduction to Western Thought and Medieval Christian Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 305 History and Philosophy of Science 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

VI. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
PHIL 302 Islamic Philosophy II 3 0 3 5
PHIL 304 Early Modern Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 306 Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

VII. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
PHIL 401 Classical Turkish Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 403 Later Modern Philosophy 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

VIII. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
PHIL 402 Contemporary Turkish Thought 3 0 3 5
PHIL 404 Contemporary Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 410 Graduation Project 3 0 3 5 *
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30
Final Total 145 240
*Being final year student

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Course Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
PHIL 411 Early Turkic Thought and Mythology 3 0 3 5
PHIL 412 Chinese Thought 3 0 3 5
PHIL 413 Indian Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 414 Philosophy and Literature 3 0 3 5
PHIL 415 The Sophists 3 0 3 5
PHIL 416 Philosophy of Nature 3 0 3 5
PHIL 417 Plato 3 0 3 5
PHIL 418 Hellenistic Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 419 Mutezilite School 3 0 3 5
PHIL 420 Introduction to Islamic Thought 3 0 3 5
PHIL 421 Neo-Platonism 3 0 3 5
PHIL 422 Stoics 3 0 3 5
PHIL 423 Philosophy of Kalam 3 0 3 5
PHIL 424 History of Science 3 0 3 5
PHIL 425 Mythology 3 0 3 5
PHIL 426 Aristotle 3 0 3 5
PHIL 427 Heraclitus and Parmenides 3 0 3 5
PHIL 428 Farabi and Ibn Sina 3 0 3 5
PHIL 429 Human Rights 3 0 3 5
PHIL 430 Sufi Metaphysics 3 0 3 5
PHIL 431 Science in Ottoman Turkey 3 0 3 5
PHIL 432 Philosophy and Theology 3 0 3 5
PHIL 433 Philosophy and Economics 3 0 3 5
PHIL 434 Philosophy of Mathematics 3 0 3 5
PHIL 435 Philosophy and Psychoanalysis 3 0 3 5
PHIL 436 Philosophy of History 3 0 3 5
PHIL 437 Philosophy of Love 3 0 3 5
PHIL 438 Readings on Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz 3 0 3 5
PHIL 439 Readings on Locke, Hume and Berkeley 3 0 3 5
PHIL 440 Philosophy of Natural Sciences 3 0 3 5
PHIL 441 Existentialism 3 0 3 5
PHIL 442 Hermeneutics 3 0 3 5
PHIL 443 Phenomenology 3 0 3 5
PHIL 444 Philosophy of Technology 3 0 3 5
PHIL 445 Philosophy of Mind 3 0 3 5
PHIL 446 Contemporary Islamic Thought 3 0 3 5
PHIL 447 Philosophy and Film 3 0 3 5
PHIL 448 Analytical Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 449 Philosophy of Religion 3 0 3 5
PHIL 450 Ethics and Political Philosophy in Ottoman Turkey 3 0 3 5
PHIL 451 Introduction to Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddima 3 0 3 5
PHIL 452 Philosophy of Language 3 0 3 5
PHIL 453 Philosophy of Islamic Jurisprudence 3 0 3 5

LANGUAGE COURSES

Course Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
ARA 301 Basic Arabic I 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 302 Basic Arabic II 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 303 Intermediate Arabic I 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 304 Intermediate Arabic II 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 305 Advanced Arabic I 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 306 Advanced Arabic II 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 307 Intensive Basic Arabic 2 8 6 10 **
ARA 308 Intensive Intermediate Arabic 2 8 6 10 **
FRE 301 Basic French I 1 4 3 5 **
FRE 302 Basic French II 1 4 3 5 **
FRE 303 Intermediate French I 1 4 3 5 **
FRE 304 Intermediate French II 1 4 3 5 **
GER 301 Basic German I 1 4 3 5 **
GER 302 Basic German II 1 4 3 5 **
GER 303 Intermediate German I 1 4 3 5 **
GER 304 Intermediate German II 1 4 3 5 **
GRE 301 Basic Greek I 1 4 3 5 **
GRE 302 Basic Greek II 1 4 3 5 **
HEB 301 Basic Hebrew I 1 4 3 5 **
HEB 302 Basic Hebrew II 1 4 3 5 **
LAT 301 Basic Latin I 1 4 3 5 **
LAT 302 Basic Latin II 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 301 Basic Persian I 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 302 Basic Persian II 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 303 Intermediate Persian I 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 304 Intermediate Persian II 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 307 Intensive Basic Persian 2 8 6 10 **
PERS 308 Intensive Intermediate Persian 2 8 6 10 **
SPA 301 Basic Spanish I 1 4 3 5 **
SPA 302 Basic Spanish II 1 4 3 5 **
SPA 303 Intermediate Spanish I 1 4 3 5 **
SPA 304 Intermediate Spanish II 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 301 Basic Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 302 Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 303 Advanced Ottoman Turkish I 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 304 Advanced Ottoman Turkish II 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 305 Ottoman Paleography and Diplomatica 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 306 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 307 Intensive Basic Ottoman Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
TLL 308 Intensive Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
TUR 301 Basic Modern Turkish I 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 302 Basic Modern Turkish II 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 303 Intermediate Modern Turkish I 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 304 Intermediate Modern Turkish II 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 305 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish I 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 306 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish II 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 307 Intensive Basic Modern Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
TUR 308 Intensive Intermediate Modern Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
** Approval of School of Languages

NOTES

1) According to the decision of the Senate dated 16.06.2017 about trilingual education, it is necessary to have at least B2 level of language proficiency in each of the Turkish, English and Arabic languages as a condition of graduation, in all the departments of our university.
a- Curriculum of BA program in Philosophy is designed in such a way that students can take Arabic courses for 4 semesters and international students can take additional Turkish courses for 4 semesters in order to meet these requirements. Enrolling only appropriate level of the language course will be provided by placement tests organized by school of languages.
b-Students who have the required level of language proficiency or who can reach that level before 4 semesters will take departmental electives stated in the curriculum instead of the Arabic courses coded ARA 301, ARA 302, ARA 303, ARA 304 and Turkish courses coded TUR 301, TUR 302, TUR 303, TUR 304.
2) To graduate, students are required to take and be successful at least five (5) departmental electives.
3) All undergraduate courses in undergraduate curriculums of Ibn Haldun University (including language electives) can be taken as general electives.
4) In order to graduate from the BA program in Philosophy, 49 courses, of 145 credits and 240 ECTS in total, should be taken. 13 of them are university core courses and 24 of them are area courses.