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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 Live (Online)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. HIBA GHANEM

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
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 theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
3
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
2
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.
2

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
1
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
1
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
3
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
0
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.
0

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
3
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
0
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
0
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
2
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
1
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
0
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
0
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.
0

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