Information Package / Course Catalogue
History of Natural Sciences
Course Code: ÇS310
Course Type: Non Departmental Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

The main objective is for the students to learn which important events, have influenced the development of science and chemistry, and to analyse the methods of scientists at important events in history

Course Content

Important developments in the history of science will be discussed. This includes important developments in Physics introduced by Galileo and Newton. Important events in chemistry will make up more than half of the course and will include studies of scientists such as Dalton, Lavoisier and Mendeleev.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.1. Be able to describe the important events in the development of science
2.2. Be able to analyse the important contributions of scientist in the development of science.
3.3. Be able to summarise in good scientific style the important contributions of a scientist in the development of science.
4.Scientific Development
5.The lives of famous scientists
Recommended or Required Reading
1.History of Science and Technology
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The solar system: Copernicus, Tycho, Kepler
Week 2 - Theoretical
The first scientist: Galileo, Newton, Halley
Week 3 - Theoretical
Gases and steam: Boyle, Black, Watt
Week 4 - Theoretical
Chemistry: Cavendish, Priestley, Lavoisier
Week 5 - Theoretical
The atom: Dalton, Avogadro
Week 6 - Theoretical
Electrochemistry: Volta, Davy, Faraday
Week 7 - Theoretical
Light: Young, Maxwell, Einstein
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm
Week 9 - Theoretical
Periyodik cetvel
Week 10 - Theoretical
The development of thermodynamics as a science
Week 11 - Theoretical
Cathode rays and the electron
Week 12 - Theoretical
x-rays, radioactivity and atomic structure
Week 13 - Theoretical
Emission spectra and the electronic structure of the atom
Week 14 - Theoretical
Bonding and molecular structure
Week 15 - Theoretical
Bonding and molecular structure
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141242
Midterm Examination1213
Final Examination1415
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)50
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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