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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS115 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 1 3 3 4

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 Assist.Prof.Dr. NAZAR BAL

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable the students to understand and explain basic sociological concepts by obtaining a sociological perspective, to distinguish sociological phenomena both as an institution and as a network of interaction in the process of change and to interpret the meaning, pattern and processes in the global world by using sociological knowledge and to explain the function of research.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the emergence of sociology as science, its development and function of sociology in the global era, sociological research methods, social groups and formal organizations, culture and socialization, social status and social roles, social stratification and social classes, politics, family and social gender, economic life, social deviation and basic concepts of crime, discussion in the historical-cultural context of modernization and 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
Defins sociological concepts, gives examples by finding the factual equivalents of concepts in the global social world
Relates basic concepts of sociology with daily life
Relates main components of culture with social order
Evaluates cultural centrism, admiration of foreign culture and cultural relativity according to the principle of objectivity
Remembers the basic knowledge about family, politics and economics as a network of both institutions and social interaction, explains the processes related to these facts with concrete examples from the global world
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 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Meet. Understanding sociology with questions. The benefits of knowing sociology. Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
2 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Basic Concepts in Sociology. The relationship of sociology with other disciplines. Sub branches of sociology. Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
3 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Family from sociological perspective from past to present Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
4 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji From sociological perspectives social relations and socialization Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
5 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Social structure and change Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
6 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Social structure and change Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
7 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji From sociological perspectives class Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Stratification from a sociological perspective Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
10 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Stratification from a sociological perspective Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
11 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Modernity Post-modernity Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
12 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Globalization and Social Change Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
13 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Globalization and Social Change Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
14 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji Law, Crime and Deviation Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
15 Veysel Bozkurt, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Kolektif, (2013), Sosyolojiye Giriş, Enver Özkalp, Sosyolojiye Giriş, Anhony Giddens, Sosyoloji John J. Macionis, Sosyoloji General Review Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bozkurt, V. (2017). Değişen Dünyada Sosyoloji. 17. baskı. İstanbul: Ekin Kitabevi.
Fichter, J. (2016). Sosyoloji Nedir? . 3. baskı. çev. Nilgün Çelebi. Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık.
Cragun, R., Cragun, D., et al. (2006). Introduction to Sociology. London: Blacksleet River.
Giddens, A. , Sutton, W.,P. (2016). Sosyoloji. 7. edisyon. çev. Ömer Baldık. İstanbul: Kırmızı Yayınları.
Macionis, J.,J. (2015). Sosyoloji. 2. baskı. ed. Vildan Akan. Ankara: Nobel Yayın Dağıtım.
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 13 1 13
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
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 7 4 28
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 3 15
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 100
Total Workload of the Course Unit 100
Workload (h) / 25.5 3,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0