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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY II PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS102 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY II 2 3 3 6

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 : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable the students who have taken SOS 115 Introduction to Sociology course to establish the whole-part relation in sociological reality by recognizing the relations between sociology and subjects and thus to gain sociological imagination. At the end of the course, the students will be able to recall and explain the basic sociological concepts, to distinguish sociological phenomena both as an institution and as a network of interaction in the process of change, as well as to interpret the meaning, pattern and processes in the global world using sociological knowledge, and to explain the function of the method and research in the production of sociological knowledge.
Contents of the Course Unit: The students from all departments of the faculty take this course. SOS 116 Introduction to Sociology is given only to the students of the Sociology Department in the spring semester. Therefore, in this course, along with new topics, some important topics which are summarized as compulsory in the fall semester will be studied in detail and in depth. The relations of each subject with each other will be explained through the concrete factual examples. Contents of the course include the Relation Between Group, Organization and Institution, the Relation Between Modernization, Globalization and Culture, Culture and its Components: Cognitive culture, behavioural culture, the relations between material culture and symbols. In addition, new social movements will be discussed in the process of globalization.

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

Knows the founders and major works of sociology as a science
Knows the importance and the function of ethical principles in the research
Defines sociological reality as a whole coming out of the relations between the members, not as a whole as the sum of the parts
Defines sociological concepts, gives examples by finding the factual equivalents of concepts in the global social world
Relates the basic concepts of sociology with daily life
Relates between all the elements that make up the society
Explains the problems in the global world with sociological concepts and concrete examples
Recognizes which methods should be used in which research

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Basic Theories and Ideas in Sociology -
2 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Research Methods and Techniques Lecture, question-answer, discussion
3 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Society and Culture Lecture, question-answer, discussion
4 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Race, Ethnicity, and Identity Lecture, question-answer, discussion
5 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Structure and Change Lecture, question-answer, discussion
6 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Stratification and Mobility Lecture, question-answer, discussion
7 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Migration and Urbanization Lecture, question-answer, discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Institutions (Family and Education) Lecture, question-answer, discussion
10 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Institutions (Religion and Politics) Lecture, question-answer, discussion
11 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Institutions (Economics etc.) Lecture, question-answer, discussion
12 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Change and Modernization Lecture, question-answer, discussion
13 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Change and Globalization Lecture, question-answer, discussion
14 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Sociology of Development in Turkey Lecture, question-answer, discussion
15 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Evaluation of the Semester Lecture, question-answer, discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bozkurt, V. (2018). Degisen Dunyada Sosyoloji. 14th Volume. Bursa: Ekin Bookstore.
Capcioglu I., Besirli, H. (yay. haz). (2013). Sosyolojiye Giris. Ankara: Grafiker Publications.
Fichter, J. (2016). Sosyoloji Nedir? 3rd Volume. Trns. Nilgun Celebi. Ankara: Ani Publications.
Cragun, R., Cragun, D., et al. (2006). Introduction to Sociology. London: Blacksleet River.
Kerry, F., Stein, J. (2010). The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology. Second Edition. USA: W.W. Norton Company.
Giddens, A., Sutton, W., P. (2016). Sosyoloji. 7th Edition. Trns. Omer Baldik. Istanbul: Kirmizi Publications.
Macionis, J. ,J. (2015). Sosyoloji. 2nd Volume. ed. Vildan Akan. Ankara: Nobel Publications.
Ritzer, G. (2015). Introduction to Sociology. London: Sage Publication.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
5
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
4
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
4
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
2
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
1

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
4
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
4

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
2

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
0
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
2
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
2
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
4
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
3

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 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 12 4 48
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 4 48
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 7 7
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 5 5
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 42 0 152
Total Workload of the Course Unit 152
Workload (h) / 25.5 6
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0