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SOCIOLOGY OF YOUTH PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS375 SOCIOLOGY OF YOUTH 5 3 3 5

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 : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ÖMER GÜRKAN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to discuss the meaning and the transformations of the concepts of youth and to be young in the historical process along with the basic approaches in the field of Sociology of Youth. The concept of youth has a wide research area which can be dealt with a wide range of concepts such as crime, politics, religion, sexuality, and unemployment. In the course, it is aimed to gain the students a perspective and awareness about the sociology of youth which is a very productive area in terms of research and particularly through the current debates they can connect with themselves.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include, being young and the definition of the concept of youth, understanding its relationship with social change, what the sociology of youth is, youth works in the World, youth works in Turkey, concepts of youth; research areas and priority issues, youth and politics: the role of young people in social movements, youth and religion, the relationship of religion with youth in relation to modernization, youth and gender, youth and unemployment; educational opportunities and employment of the youth and unemployment, youth in digital age, youth and culture, youth and free time management, problems of youth in Turkey.

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

Knows the field of youth sociology as a discipline and summarize its relationship with concepts such as religion, politics, gender, digital age, unemployment and culture.
Explains the scope of youth and to be young and its development in relation to social change through the approaches they have learned and the discussion environment in the classroom.
Gives examples from his daily life about what he has learned during his class as a teenager
Relates the knowledge gained from youth work in Turkey and in the world and daily life
Compares Turkey and other countries regarding youth issues
Criticizes the position and importance of youth in society.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Being young and the definition of the concept of youth, understanding its relationship with social change Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading What is sociology of youth? Youth works in the World Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading Youth works in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading Concepts of youth; research areas and priority issues Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Youth and politics: the role of young people in social movements Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Youth and religion; the relationship of religion with youth in relation to modernization Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Youth and social gender Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Youth and unemployment; educational opportunities and employment of the youth Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Youth in digital age Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Youth and culture Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Youth and free time management Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Problems of youth in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading Examples from youth works and discussions Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading Revision of the term Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bayhan, Vehbi. (2014). “Milenyum veya y kusagi gencliginin sosyolojik baglami”, Genclik Arastirmalari Journal, 2 (3), 8-25, Ankara: Genclik ve Spor Bakanligi Publications
Besirli, Hayati. (2013). Gençlik sosyolojisi: politik toplumsallaşma ve genclik. Ankara: Siyasal Bookstore
Lesko, N., & Talburt, S. (2012). A history of the present youth studies. (N. Lesko & S. Talburt, eds.). London: Routledge
Alpay, Mustafa. (2017). Turkiye’nin genclik politikalari. Istanbul: Hiperlink

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 concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences. (Bloom 1)
2
Evaluate the economic environment and overall sustainability of firms. (Bloom 4)

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate principles and concepts of economics and finance with other disciplines. (Bloom 4)
2
Define principles, concepts, methods and theories related with economics and finance. (Bloom 1)

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Interpret the charts and tables related to the field. (Bloom 2)

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the theoretical models of economic policies which have direct or indirect effects by using the facts and dynamics of the economic system.(Bloom 4)
2
Analyze economic and financial reports. ((bloom 4)
3
Use basic mathematics, statistics and econometric methods and tools to solve economic and financial problems. (Bloom 3)
4
Interpret the operation of current economic, political and social events by using institutional information related with Economics and Finance.(Bloom 2)

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Organize economic and financial activities in humanitarian and social terms with adherence to ethics. (Bloom 4).

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop a critical perspective on national and international economic, political, social, financial and development problems. (bloom 6)

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the agenda on economics, politics and social issues and improve himself/ herself. (bloom 6)

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze current issues and problems by using the structure and properties of Macro and Microeconomics and variables. (Bloom 4)
2
Evaluate the effectiveness of the general economic system and public policies and their effects on markets and basic economic variables.(Bloom 4)
3
Analyze the cause and effect relationships between the relevant economic variables. (Bloom 4)
4
Evaluate the expected trends and portfolio analyzes in interest and exchange rates within the framework of the general financial system. (Bloom 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 2 26
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 6 6
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 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0