Department of Sociology


Course Code: 2410108
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. BARIŞ PARKAN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to enable students to become acquainted with the relations between ontology, ethics and politics in Western philosophy (with special emphasis on a line of development from Aristotle's ethics and metaphysics to natural law theory and the social contract tradition). The course also aims to introduce students to less orthodox approaches to ontology, ethics and politics through the writings of philosophers such as Dewey, Marx, and Nietzsche.

Course Content

Continuation of 2410101.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course unit, the student is expected to be familiar with the Western philosophical tradition, to have improved his/her philosophical writing in English, as well as her ability to construct and analyze arguments, compare and evaluate differing ontological frameworks and to pinpoint and question assumptions.