GENS 205 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Natural Science
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GENS 205
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course introduces the history of Western mankind's changing understanding of the natural world from Greek antiquity through the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeed in this course will become familiar with the developments (and their significances in their respective historical contexts) of scientific thought from the beginning of history to the 17th century.
Course Content See Schedule

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction Discussion Topic: Does the word science accurately describe Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek thought about nature? Why is "scientist" in quotation marks in the syllabus? Should it be? Reading: Lindberg ch. 1
2 The Pre-Socratics Discussion Topic: What was the "problem of change?" Was it more severe than "the problem of knowledge?" Reading: Lindberg ch. 2, Parmenides on Blackboard
3 Plato Discussion Topic: From Plato's point of view, what was his single most important concept? Why would Plato think it was the most important? Explain Plato's successful theory of nature. Reading: Lindberg ch. 2,3, Plato on Blackboard
4 Aristotle Discussion Topic: From Aristotle's point of view, what was his single most important concept? Why would Aristotle think it was the most important? Explain Aristotle's successful theory of nature. Reading: Lindberg ch. 3,4 Aristotle on Blackboard
5 Ptolemy, Galen, Greek natural philosophers in review Discussion Topic: What exactly were Plato's and Aristotle's respective influences on Greek astronomy just before Ptolemy? Was astronomy then more Platonic or more Aristotelian, or neither? Reading: Lindberg ch. 4,5, 6 Aristarchus, and Ptolemy on Blackboard
6 1st Midterm
7 Early Medieval Science in Europe and Islamic world Discussion Topic: In medieval science, which word best describes the relationship between science and religion: harmony, separation, conflict? Why? Reading: Lindberg ch. 7-11
8 Vesalius, Harvey Discussion Topic: What were Vesalius and Harvey's major contributions to 16th century medical sciences? Reading: Lindberg ch. 13, Dear Ch.2 & 7, Harvey on Blackboard
9 Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo Discussion Topic: What were Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo's major contributions to 16th century astronomical sciences? Reading: Dear Ch.2 & 7
10 Descartes Discussion Topic: From Descartes' point of view, what was his single most important concept? Why would Descartes think it was the most important? Explain Descartes' successful theory of nature. Reading: Dear Ch.2 & 4, Descartes on Blackboard
11 2nd Midterm
12 Newton Reading: Dear Ch.6,7,8
13 Newton Reading: Dear Ch.6,7,8
14 General Review
15 Review of the Semester
16 Review of the Semester

 

Course Textbooks
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
10
15
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
14
65
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

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
Field Work
11
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
10
Homework / Assignments
2
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
118

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Successfully applies theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in Culinary Arst and Management
2 Professionally applies artistic knowledge and skills that are required in the field of Culinary Arts
3 Carries best practices in terms of work and food security, safety and hygiene in food production
4 Appreciates, evaluates and makes decisions regarding to visual, textual and nutritional data with respect to food production and presentation
5 Recognizes and evaluates the impact of gastronomy on culture and society
6 Possesses visual thinking skils and effectively conveys visual concepts
7 Assumes responsibility for solving complex problems that may occur in the field of Culinary Arts and management, both individually and as a team member
8 Initiates culinary projects and can assume leadership for success
9 Critically evaluates the knowledge and skills possessed in Culinary Arts and Management, defines learning requirements and directs own learning
10 Informs individuals and organizations on topics related to Culinary Arts and Management and effectively conveys opinions in verbal or written ways
11 Shares opinions with experts or nonexperts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data
12 Possesses necessary knowledge and skills in relevant fields such as gastronomy, design and management and effectively applies them to the practice of Culinary Arts
13 Follows the developments in field and communicates with colleguages by fleuntly using a foreign language
14 Speaks a second foreign language in intermediate level
15 Effectively uses technological equipment related to the field
16 Possesses ethical values in the field of Culinary Arts and Management

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