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General Information

The Philosophy Department with a yearly quota of 30 incoming students is one of the twelve departments in the Faculty of Letters at Ege University. The education period ın the department is for five years, with the first year for English preparation for the students whose English aren’t sufficient. We have approximately 140 students and academic staff is composed of  4 professors and 7 assistant professors. Beside, our department has both master and doctoral programs.

The history of the Philosophy Department goes back to 1976. Our department was established by Prof. Ahmet Arslan who is still a member our academic staff. In 1979, our department begun to get students for undergraduate program. Our department has programs at MA and PhD degrees, focusing on political philosophy, Islamic philosophy, philosophy of art and history of philosophy.

Qualification Awarded
The Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy is awarded to students who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum.

Admission Requirements
High School Diploma
Placement through a centralized national university placement examination

Educational and Professional Goals
The Department has three subdivisions; Systematic Philosophy and Logic, The History of Philosophy and The History of Turkish-Islamic Thought.
The program of Systematic Philosophy and Logic is purpose to introduce students philosophical branchs like ontology, epistemology, logic, philosophy of science and solution propositions and problems which have been discussed in these. The program is designed to provide the fundamental concepts of philosophy.
The program of the history of philosophy is to aim in detail to exhibit the history of philosophical concepts, philosophies and philosophers from Ancient to contemporary philosophy. 
In chair of the history of Turkish-Islamic Thought has been treated the fundamental philosophical concepts and philosophical movements which have been occupied central place in the Islamic philosophy.  
The first year mainly consists of courses having a quality of introduction to philosophy, to bring the knowledge level of students with different backgrounds to the same level. The compulsory courses offered in second, third, and fourth years include compulsory courses from each three chairs and a Diploma Project.
The Diploma Project undertaken in the fourth year places an emphasis on the introduction to Research and Development and is submitted as a thesis.

Access to Further Studies
Graduates with the Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy may apply to taught and research graduate programs in related fields.

Examination and Assessment Regulations
Students must attend classes, practices and examinations. Students' attendance is followed by the Instructor concerned. For almost all compulsory courses there are written examinations. The midterm examinations are compacted and given in the ninth week of the semester. One midterm examination is given during each semester. Dates of midterm examinations are announced by the Department in the first month of the semester. In addition to midterm examinations and other work, students are required to take a final examination. Final examinations are held at the appropriate place and hour as decided and announced by the Department.  Students are given a make-up examination for any examination which they have not attended if it is accepted by the Faculty Administrative Comittee that there exist genuine and valid reasons for this.  
Student assessment methods are separately proposed for each course, being based on regular closed book or open-book midterm exams, reports, homeworks, quizzes, seminar presentations or individual oral discussions.
Courses, which do not require midterm and/or final examinations, are determined by the Department. Under these circumstances, the semester grade is given by evaluating the work done throughout the semester.   
For each course taken, the student is given one of the following grades by the course teacher. For the evaluation final exam grade must exceed 60 or be equal to 60. The grade is found by adding fourty percent of the midterm exam and sixty percent of the final exam grade.  If this grade exceeds or equals to 60, the student will be successfull from this course.

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