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History of Science and Technology Master’s Program 

Overview

The aim of the History of Science and Technology Master’s Program is to give advanced level education to students in history of science and technology and develop their independent scientific research skills. The program considers the history of the natural sciences and formal sciences, as well as the scientific institutions and technological evolution while taking account of the contributions of different civilizations. The formation of modern science in Europe, the industrial revolution, the history of Turkish science and technology, the development of science and technology in the Islamic world, the evolution of engineering and technology, the institutionalization and the dissemination of science are fundamental issues.

Graduates’ Working Areas

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to work in museums, science centers and archives, and they will be able to continue their careers in academia by means of doctorate programs.

Audience

The Graduate Program is interdisciplinary structured, therefore, it aims not only the graduates of the engineering and natural sciences departments of the universities, but also the students who come from the humanities, social sciences, and art fields, university graduates working in techno-universities and private sector, as well as non-governmental organizations, and wish to conduct an empirical research university graduates.

Admission Requirements for the History of Science and Technology Master’s Program

In addition to the Application Conditions of the Senate Principles of ITU Graduate Education Regulation,

• The candidate should have passed one of the English exams determined by the Institute of Social Sciences (YDS, TOEFL, ITU Foreign Language Exam, etc.).

• A minimum score of 60 (equal weight) from ALES.

• GRE Quantitative should be 630 in the old system, GRE Quantitative should be 150 in the new system.

• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 / 4.0 (65/100).

• Two reference letters.

• Transcript and CV.

• A letter of intent with at least 1500 words.

For additional information please visit the Admission Requirements website.


Courses

Compulsory Courses

First Semester

Teknolojinin Gelişim Tarihi (History of Development in Technology) (Turkish)

 Historiography for History of Science (Bilim Tarihi Yazıcılığı) (English)

Second Semester

 Tarihte Mühendislik (Engineering in History)  (Turkish)

 Science and Technology during the Industrial Revolution (Sanayi Devriminde Bilim ve Teknoloji) (English)

Compulsory Non-Credit Courses

Seminar (0+0)

Thesis (0+0) 

Elective Courses

Astronomi Tarihi (History of Astronomy)  (Turkish) 

Bilim Aletlerinin Tarihsel Gelişimi (Historical Development of Scientific Devices)  (Turkish) 

History of Design (Tasarım Tarihi)(English)

History of Geology (Yer Bilimleri Tarihi) (English) 

İslam Dünyasında Bilim ve Teknloji (Science and Technology in Islamic World) (3+0) (Turkish) 

Sanat Tarihi (History of Art) (3+0) (Turkish) 

Science and Technology in the Missionary Activities in the Middle East  (Ortadoğu’daki Yabancı Okullanın Faaliyetlerinde Bilim ve Teknoloji) (English) 

Scientific Revolution (Bilimsel Devrim) (English) 

Şehircilik Tarihi (History of Urbanism) (3+0) (Turkish) 

The Rise of Civilizations (Medeniyetlerin Doğuşu) (English) 

Türk Bilim ve Teknoloji Tarihi(History of Turkish Science and Technology) (3+0) (Turkish) 

Warfare and Technology in History (Tarihte Savaş ve Teknoloji) (3+0) (Turkish) 

Academic Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Aytekin Çökelez (Program Coordinator)
Prof. Dr. Tuncay Zorlu
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Burak Barutçu

Erasmus Coordinator

Research Assistant Emirhan Tezer

Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. A.M. Celal Şengör
Prof. Dr. Cafer Özkul
Prof. Dr. Cengizhan İpbüker
Prof. Dr. Eda Tahir Turanlı
Prof. Dr. Gülname Turan
Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Toros
Prof. Dr. Kazım Yavuz Ekşi
Prof. Dr. Neşe Özdemir
Prof. Dr. Nilgün Doğrusöz Dişiaçık
Prof. Dr. Turan Öztürk
Doç. Dr. Atabey Kaygun
Doç. Dr. A.Savaş Arapoğlu
Doç. Dr. Bülent Arıkan
Doç. Dr. Ebubekir Ceylan
Doç.Dr. Geoff Bove
Doç. Dr. Hasan Karataş
Doç.Dr. Mehmet Kerim Ramazanoğlu
Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Fatma Turhan Sel
Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Giovanni Mion
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mehmet Ali Doğan
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Murat Çakan
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mustafa İnce
Öğr. Gör. Dr. Aslıhan Erkmen Birkandan
Öğr. Gör. Dr. Özge Atalay
Dr. Ali Demirci
Dr. Çiğdem Özkan Aygün