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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
SOC115 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 1 3 3 4

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
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 Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. MAZHAR İSLAM RAHMAN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The objective of the course is to help students understand sociological perspective, to remember and explain basic sociological concepts, to distinguish sociological phenomena as institution and network of interaction within the process of change and to interpret meaning, pattern and processes in global world by using sociological knowledge, and explaining the function of the research and methods in the generation of sociological knowledge.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; sociology as a science and its development, the 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 gender, economic life, and basic concepts of crime, modernization and globalization in the historical-cultural context.

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

Know the founders of sociology as a science and their major works.
Define sociological concepts, give examples about the concepts by finding factual responses in the global social world.
Relate the basic concepts of sociology with everyday life.
Relate the basic components of culture with the social order.
Evaluate the cultural centralism, admiration of foreign cultures and cultural relativistic approaches according to the principle of objectivity.
Remember basic knowledge of family, politics and economics both as institutions and social interaction networks and explain the processes related to these events with examples from the global world.
Recognize which methods should be used in specific researches.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Origin of Sociology as a Science, Its Development and Function of Sociology in Global Age Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
2 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Types of Social Interaction, Social Interaction Process and Levels, Society as Pattern of Social Interaction Networks Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
3 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Social Groups and Formal Organizations Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
4 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Culture and Socialization Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
5 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Social Status and Social Roles Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
6 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Social Stratification and Social Classes Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
7 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Politics Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Politics Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
10 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Family and Social Gender Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
11 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Economic Life Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
12 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Modernization Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
13 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Globalization Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
14 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Social Deviation and Crime Lecture, Question-response method, Discussion
15 Reading the sources, Observation, Examples from daily life Sociological Research Methods and Social Research Lecture, Question-response method, 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. Çeviri: 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. Çeviri: 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
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
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
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

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 4 52
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 1 3 3
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 3 3
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 102
Total Workload of the Course Unit 102
Workload (h) / 25.5 4
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0