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SOCIOLOGY OF INSTITUTIONS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS354 SOCIOLOGY OF INSTITUTIONS 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. AYSUN KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to explain the concept of social institution, to provide an understanding of the role of social institutions in the organization and existence of society and to reveal the functional relationship between the individual and the social institutions. In this course, it is aimed to give students a good understanding of the subject by giving examples of concrete and everyday life related to social institutions.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the answers to the questions of what the social institution is, what makes the social institutions, why the society needs social institutions, why the social institutions need the individual and how the social structure is maintained.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Defines the concept of social institution.
Summarizes the theoretical approaches about the relationship between individual and social institutions.
Gives examples to family institutions such as family, religion, law, education and politics.
Distinguishes the functions of social institutions.
Evaluates the functions of social institutions in the continuity of social order.
Criticizes the functions of social institutions with examples from daily life.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - What is social institution? Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading Functions of Institutions and Social Order Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading Approaches developed for Social Institutions; conservative and innovative approaches Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading Institution – Individual relationship and maintenance of structure Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Institution – Individual relationship and maintenance of structure Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Family; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Religion; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 Reading Education; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
9 - MID-TERM EXAM -
10 Reading Politics; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Politics; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Economy; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Economy; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading New social concepts in the changing world Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading Free time; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Aydın, Mustafa. (2015). Kurumlar sosyolojisi; kurumlara baslangic cercevesinde bir calisma. Istanbul: Acilim Bookstore
Douglas, Mary. (2016). Kurumlar nasil dusunur?. Istanbul: Ithaki Publications
Tatlican, Umit. (2011). Sosyoloji ve sosyal teori yazilari. (225-311) Bursa: Sentez Press.
Hechter, Michael, Karl-Dieter Opp, and Reinhard Wippler, eds. (2017)Social institutions: their emergence, maintenance and effects. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 40
Final Exam 1 60
Practice 0 0
Short Exam 0 0
Presentation of Report 0 0
Homework Assessment 0 0
Oral Exam 0 0
Presentation of Thesis 0 0
Presentation of Document 0 0
Expert Assessment 0 0
Computer Based Presentation 0 0
TOTAL 2 100
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 26
Land Surveying 0 0
Group Work 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Reading 12 48
Assignment (Homework) 0 0
Project Work 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Internship 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0
Social Activity 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0
Field Study 0 0
Report Writing 0 0
Final Exam 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 6
Mid-Term Exam 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4
Short Exam 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0
TOTAL 43 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0