Institute of Graduate Studies

History and Philosophy of Science

  1. Graduate Program

The master’s 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 master’s program, the applicant must provide following:

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

- A score of 55 or higher from the Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Test (ALES).

- A score of 60 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 803

History of Astronomy I

3

7

E

BLT 813

General Biology I

3

7

E

BLT 817

General Chemistry I

3

7

E

BLT 821

History of Chemistry I

3

7

E

BLT 501

Methodology of Scientific Research

3

7

C

BLT 503

History of Scientific Institutions: The Observatories

3

7

E

BLT 505

Sociology of Science

3

7

E

BLT 507

Scientific Theories

3

7

E

BLT 509

History of Algebra I

3

7

E

BLT 511

History of Ancient Astronomy

3

7

E

BLT 513

History of Ancient Biology

3

7

E

BLT 515

History of Ancient Medicine

3

7

E

BLT 517

History of Geometry I

3

7

E

BLT 519

History of Chemistry in Islam

3

7

E

BLT 523

History of Classical Chemistry

3

7

E

BLT 525

History of Classical Cosmology

3

7

E

BLT 531

Reading Texts in Arabic I

3

7

E

BLT 533

Reading Texts in Greek I

3

7

E

BLT 535

Reading Texts in Latin I

3

7

E

BLT 537

Reading Texts in Ottoman Turkish I

3

7

E

Spring Semester

Code

Title of the Lecture

Credit

ECTS

Compulsory /

Elective

BLT 816

History of Astronomy I

3

7

E

BLT 808

General Biology I

3

7

E

BLT 810

General Chemistry I

3

7

E

BLT 820

History of Chemistry I

3

7

E

BLT 502

Seminar

-

7

C

BLT 508

The History of Algebra II

3

7

E

BLT 510

The History of Modern Cosmology and Astronomy

3

7

E

BLT 514

The History of Ancient Botany

3

7

E

BLT 516

The History of Medieval Medicine

3

7

E

BLT 518

The History of Modern Chemistry

3

7

E

BLT 522

The History of Astronomical Instruments

3

7

E

BLT 524

Science in Ottomans (16th-17th Centuries)

3

7

E

BLT 526

Science in Turkey From 18th Century to Present Day

3

7

E

BLT 528

Studies on the History of Science in the Republican Era Turkey

3

7

E

BLT 538

Reading Texts in Arabic II

3

7

E

BLT 536

Reading Texts in Greek II

3

7

E

BLT 534

Reading Texts in Latin II

3

7

E

BLT 540

Reading Texts in Ottoman Turkish II

3

7

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