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INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS117 INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY 1 3 3 7

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. ÖZLEM DERİN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to teach the students how social anthropology is a science, study area, basic principles, approaches and methods, and to understand the different cultures and to respect these different cultures by adopting the culture extreme approach of anthropology.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the emergence of the science of anthropology, the relationship between anthropology and other social sciences, theories of social anthropology, anthropological methods and techniques, consideration of the basic concepts such as culture, language and communication, social identity, personality and gender, family and household, kinship and lineage, age and common interest groups in regard to the social and cultural perspective and comparison of them with each other.

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

Knows the basic issues and concepts that make it possible to distinguish the science of anthropology from other social sciences
Defines the effects of culture on human behavior by establishing relations with examples
Recognizes the history of humanity and cultures from a broad perspective
Explains the formation process of the topics such as gender roles, family and marriage in intercultural differences
Distinguishes the social and cultural differences and similarities between modern societies in an anthropological perspective

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - The emergence of the science of anthropology Lecture
2 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 The relationship between anthropology and other social sciences, subbranches of anthropology Lecture
3 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Analysis of culture concept Lecture / Discussion
4 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Language and Communication Lecture / Discussion
5 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Culture and Language Relations Lecture / Case Study and Discussion
6 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Gender, Identity and Sex Lecture / Discussion
7 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Gender, Identity and Sex Lecture / Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 General Evaluation Discussion
10 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Economic Systems Lecture / Discussion
11 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Family and household Lecture / Discussion
12 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Family and household Case Study and Discussion / Individual Study
13 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Kinship and lineage Lecture / Discussion
14 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Sex, Age and Common Benefit Lecture / Discussion
15 Haviland - Cultural Anthropology, p: 101-120, 135-142 Culture and Art Lecture / Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

William A. Haviland. (2008). Kulturel Antropoloji. (Trns: Inan Deniz Erguvan Sarioglu) Istanbul: Kaktus Publications
Conrad Philip Kottak. (2008). Antropoloji: Insan Cesitliligine Bir Bakis. Ankara: Utopya Publications
Serena Nanda, Richard L. Warms. (2007). Cultural Anthropology. Thomson Wadsworth

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.
1
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
4
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
0
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
1
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.
0
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
2

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.
1

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.
4
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
2

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.
2

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.
3
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.
5

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.
3

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.
4

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 12 6 72
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 4 4
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 179
Total Workload of the Course Unit 179
Workload (h) / 25.5 7
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 7,0