Institute of Graduate Studies

History and Philosophy of Science

  1. Graduate Program

The DPhil program is an interdisciplinary degree that aims to study the role and importance of the birth and development of all branches of science and envisage its impact and influence on the present and future. The main research area is the study of evolution of science and technology from 3000s BCE to our day within the context of its social, cultural, economic, and political aspects. The focus of the research is on the Islamic world, mainly the science and technology in the Saljuks and Ottomans.

  1. Admissions

 To apply the DPhil program, the applicants must provide following:

- A bachelor’s or master’s degree from a Turkish or foreign university which is approved an equivalence status by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK).

- (For the applicants with bachelor’s degree) 3.25/4.00 or 85/100 undergraduate GPA and a score of 80 or higher from the Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Test (ALES).

- (For the applicants with master’s degree) A score of 70 or higher from the Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Test (ALES).

- A score of 65 or higher from a language proficiency test that is approved an equivalence status by the Assessment Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM).

The assessment: In order to be assessed, the applicant must reach to a cumulative score of 65 or higher from the sum of %50 of ALES score, 20% of his/her undergraduate GPA, and 30% of the written and verbal exam. Depend on the department’s quota, the highest scored applicants are accepted to the program.

  1. Program Proficiencies
  1. To be knowledgeable on the research and examination methods in the history of science.
  2. To be informed on the bibliographic sources on the topic of research and to be able to approach them critically.
  3. To use the acquired skills for scientific methods of research for examining, evaluating and completing a topic academically.
  4. To learn the scientific writing techniques.
  5. To gain ability to efficiently present research results both in writing and verbally.

  1. Academic Team

Titles and Names of the Academic Members

Position in the University

Professor İhsan FAZLIOĞLU

Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy

Professor Mehmet Oktay TAFTALI

Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy

Associate Professor Eşref ALTAŞ

Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy

Associate Professor Lütfi SUNAR

Faculty of Humanities, Department of Sociology

Assistant Professor Mustafa YAVUZ

Faculty of Humanities, Department of the History of Science

Assistant Professor Orhan GÜNEŞ

Faculty of Humanities, Department of the History of Science

Assistant Professor Şule TAŞKIRAN ÇANKAYA

Faculty of Humanities, Department of the History of Science

Assistant Professor Elif BAGA

Faculty of Humanities, Department of the History of Science

Assistant Professor Taha Yasin ARSLAN

Faculty of Humanities, Department of the History of Science

  1. Curriculum

Fall Semester

Code

Title of the Lecture

Credit

ECTS

Compulsory /

Elective

BLT 701

Seminar (Can be selected only for one semester)

-

4

C

BLT 704

Readings on Mesopotamian Astronomy

3

6

E

BLT 705

Readings on the History of Astronomy in the Ancient Greeks

3

6

E

BLT 706

Readings on the History of Chemistry in the Ancient Greeks

3

6

E

BLT 707

Readings on the History of Mathematics in Antiquity

3

6

E

BLT 708

Readings on the History of Mechanics in Antiquity

3

6

E

BLT 709

Readings on the History of Geometry in Antiquity

3

6

E

BLT 710

Readings on the Euclidian Geometry

3

6

E

BLT 711

Readings on the History of Medicine

3

6

E

BLT 712

Readings on the History of Botany

3

6

E

BLT 713

Readings on the History of Calculation

3

6

E

BLT 714

Readings on the History of Practical Geometry

3

6

E

BLT 715

Readings on the Texts on Timekeeping

3

6

E

BLT 716

Readings on the History of Astronomy in the Islamic Civilisation

3

6

E

BLT 717

Readings on the History of Chemistry in the Islamic Civilisation

3

6

E

BLT 718

Readings on the History of Mechanics in the Islamic Civilisation

3

6

E

BLT 719

Readings on the History of Mechanics in the West in the Middle Ages

3

6

E

BLT 720

Readings on the Turkish Medical Texts

3

6

E

BLT 721

Readings on the Turkish Mathematical Texts

3

6

E

BLT 722

Manuscript Examination and Codicology

3

6

E

Spring Semester

Code

Title of the Lecture

Credit

ECTS

Compulsory /

Elective

BLT 702

Seminar (Can be selected only for one semester)

-

4

C

BLT 703

Scientific Research Methods in the History of Science

3

6

E

BLT 750

Readings on the History of Pharmacology

3

6

E

BLT 751

Readings on the History of Zoology

3

6

E

BLT 752

Readings on the Relations between Science and Islam

3

6

E

BLT 753

Readings on the History of Astronomical Instrumentation

3

6

E

BLT 754

Readings on the History of Geometry in the Islamic Civilisation

3

6

E

BLT 755

Readings on the Algebra in the Islamic Civilisation

3

6

E

BLT 756

Readings on the Poetical Mathematical Text

3

6

E

BLT 757

Transmission of Scientific Knowledge in the Islamic Civilisation

3

6

E

BLT 758

Readings on the History of Astronomy in Turkish

3

6

E

BLT 759

Readings on the History of Physics in Turkish

3

6

E

BLT 760

History of Modern Astronomy and Cosmology

3

6

E

BLT 761

History of Modern Chemistry

3

6

E

BLT 762

History of Modern Physics

3

6

E

BLT 763

History of Modern Mathematics

3

6

E

BLT 764

History of Modern Algebra

3

6

E

BLT 765

Reception of Modern Medicine in Ottomans

3

6

E

BLT 766

Reception of Modern Geometry in Ottomans

3

6

E

  1. Graduate Conditions

The students must complete minimum 24-credit course with a 2.50 GPA, successfully pass the compulsory seminars, and finish their dissertation within the maximum period determined by the Postgraduate Institute.

  1. Employment Opportunities

The main purpose of the program is to educate students to be academics and experts on the history of science. Therefore, the graduates may seek job opportunities in the academia or related institutions.

  1. Contact

Professor İhsan FAZLIOĞLU +90 280 3333 Extension: 2626

DPhil Researcher Tuba OĞUZ CEYHAN +90 280 3333 Extension: 2637