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SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS348 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION 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 Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to help students understand the functions of education a social institution by addressing the basic approaches in sociology of education, developing sociological perspective on schools within the framework of the relationship between training and modernization as especially in Turkey, ensure them have knowledge about and comment on education system extending from university to primary education in the framework of both problems and solutions.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; approaches in the sociology of education, educational concepts and social functions, education and modernization in Turkey, and the discussions on the relationship between education and economic status and gender in Turkey and discussion on university education in Turkey.

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

Defines the sociology of education outlined.
Summarizes the social functions of education as a social institution.
Gives examples of educational policies in the world and compare these policies.
Criticizes the education system in the world and Turkey.
Argues about education problems in Turkey through the information learnt.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to Educational Sociology, Why Educational Sociology is a need? Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading Relationship between education and social development Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading School; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading Social function school, structure of school Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Education and modernization in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Education System in Turkey and history of schools Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Education System in Today’s World Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Current situation of schools; A discussion on problems Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Latest education policies in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Education and Economic Disparity Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Education and Gender Inequality Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Migration to Turkey and education right of the students migrated Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading University education in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading Discussion with students on university education in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Tezcan, Mahmut. (2006). Egitim sosyolojisi. Ankara: Ani Publications.
Dewey, John. (2015). Okul ve toplum. Ankara: Pegem Academy Publications
Ballantine, Jeanne H. (2016). The sociology of education: a systematic analysis. USA: Routledge

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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

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