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Qualification Awarded

Students who successfully complete the programme, are entitled to Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy (Bachelor of Arts).

Level of Qualification

It is a program that provides undergraduate education


The mission of the Department of Philosophy is to make contribution to educating individuals who analyze the basic concepts, questions and problems of philosophy; who can view the human, social and the world problems in respect to ethical values and human rights; to strengthen the knowledge-society connection through new discussions and studies.

Specific Admission Requirements

The admission of students to the programmes is made according to the Student Selection and Placement Centre (OSYM – University entrance exam) within the framework set by the regulations of Higher Education Council (HEC). After students inform the Student Selection and Placement Centre about what programmes they want to study at, students are placed in the related programmes according to their scores they got from the exam.

Foreign students are admitted to the related programmes with the scores of internationally acceptable exams such as SAT, ACT or are admitted to the related programmes with their high school graduation grades (Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes for Foreign Students Admission Guidelines).

The admission of students of General Academic Exchange Protocol to the related programmes is made within the framework of the bilateral agreements (ERASMUS, FARABI, etc) signed between MAKU and the partner universities. Guest students may enrol in the courses in this programme, if the related academic unit approves. Proficiency in language is required to follow the programme.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior formal learning in Turkish Higher Education about transition vertical, horizontal and interuniversities is mentioned in the regulations for transfers amongs the Higher Education Institutions at the Associate Degree and Undergraduate Degree Levels by Council of Higher Education. Transferring from other universities to Ondokuz Mayıs University ,enforces regards to under date of 24/4/2010 and 27561 numbered regulation on Official Gazette by Council of Higher Education and Senate. Acceptance students from associate degree to degree is indicated on 'Regulation of Further Students education to Degree Learning Programmes who gratuated from Vocational school and Faculty of Open University' in dated 19/2/2002 and numbered 24676 on Official Gazette.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

To complete the available courses in the program (a total of 240 ECTS) successfully, all of the students are required to achieve 2.00 on a 4.00 weighted grade point average. To graduate from the programs students should get at least DD in all of the courses provided.

Profile of The Programme

Duration of the department is 8 half-term ( 4 years). Teaching language is Turkish.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
 1-  Obtaining contemporary knowledge in the framework of basic concepts, problems and questions of various disciplines of philosophy by following necessary foreign language skills and information and communication technologies.
 2-  Making comments on the thoughts of philosophers who found a place in the history of philosophy by using their knowledge and skills.
 3-  Analyzing and practicing the gained theoretical and applicable philosophical knowledge in the fields of education, research and social services.
 4-  Learning the basic problems of philosophers, concepts, and analyzes (basic works directly) to comprehend their thoughts
 5-  To solve the problem with movement that emerged in philosophy.
 6-  Evaluate developments in the field of philosophy critically.
 7-  Defining and organizing the learning requirements of employees/colleagues or students in professional life in terms of philosophy, ethics, value and human rights.
 8-  Obtaining a positive attitude for lifelong learning strategies.
 9-  Being able to signify own philosophical thoughts systematically both in written and verbal ways.
 10-  Proposing opinions and suggestions to the solutions for theoretical and practical issues of philosophy supporting with qualitative data; and sharing those with different persons and institutions via alternative communication instruments.
 11-  Attending social, cultural and artistic activities (facilities) by having sufficient understanding on the universality of social rights, social justice, protecting the environment with cultural values.
 12-  Transforming their own philosophical, theoretical and/or practical knowledge of ethics and human rights into educational processes and social services.
 13-  Making a contribution to the works of academic, professional and non-governmental organizations which serves to protect the historical, cultural heritage and environment.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Programme provides employment for graduated student on public institutes like Ministry of Health, Justice Department, The Ministry of Education, Social Services, and on some private organizations like Assessment of Psychotechnics or several Industry Organizations. Graduates are able to take Certificate Pedagogical Formation to continue their career as a teacher and they also continue their education with doctorate and masters degree programmes on philosophy or different accepted programmes.

Access to Further Studies

Students that accomplished succesfully the teaching degree may continue their education on Gradute programmes on the other Universities even if they have the neccesary exam conditions.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

Students take final exams apart from their studies and previous exams. They take at least one exam for each term. Besides mid-term exams, students can be quizzed without notice.

Success criteria of assessment about courses (mid-term, homework, final term) are indicated in the curriculum and syllabus. Final terms are examined on the dates and places specified by University. Grades of the students are assessed by lecturer of the class according to midterm exams, final term exam and class attendance. Courses without exams are determined by the head of departments and this is submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Marks of those courses are assessed according to the studies of students during the term. Final grades are delivered along with the criteria of success to the Registrar’s Office by the lecturer.

Graduation Requirements

Students who enrolled in the courses in the course plans of their undergraduate programs and succeeded in those courses, and those who successfully completed the internships and graduation projects included in Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree Teaching, Training and Testing Regulation with a General Point Average of minimum 2.00 are considered as graduates.

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Head of Department: Ass.Prof. S. Ertan Tağman


Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Faculty of Art and Science Department of Philosophy İstiklal Yerleşkesi 15030 BURDUR

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10 P11 P12 P13
Ancient Greek Philosophy 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5
Introduction to the History of Science
Introduction to the Philosophy
Introduction to the Sociology
Standard Logic II
Symbolic Logic I 4 4 4 5 5 4 3 5 5 4 2 4 1
Evaluation Questionnaires
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)


a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?


a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?


a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?


a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)


   1stYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17105 Ancient Greek Philosophy Required 3 6
  17107 Introduction to the History of Science Required 4 6
  17101 Introduction to the Philosophy Required 4 6
  17103 Symbolic Logic I Required 4 6
    Total : 15 24

   1stYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17104 Standard Logic II Required 4 6
  17108 Sophists Required 3 6
    Total : 7 12
    Annual Total : 22 36

 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  17102 Introduction to the Sociology Elective 4 6
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