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SOCIOLOGY OF INSTITUTIONS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS354 SOCIOLOGY OF INSTITUTIONS 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 explain the concept of social institution, to provide an understanding of the role of social institutions in the organization and existence of society and to reveal the functional relationship between the individual and the social institutions. In this course, it is aimed to give students a good understanding of the subject by giving examples of concrete and everyday life related to social institutions.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the answers to the questions of what the social institution is, what makes the social institutions, why the society needs social institutions, why the social institutions need the individual and how the social structure is maintained.

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

Defines the concept of social institution.
Summarizes the theoretical approaches about the relationship between individual and social institutions.
Gives examples to family institutions such as family, religion, law, education and politics.
Distinguishes the functions of social institutions.
Evaluates the functions of social institutions in the continuity of social order.
Criticizes the functions of social institutions with examples from daily life.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - What is social institution? Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading Functions of Institutions and Social Order Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading Approaches developed for Social Institutions; conservative and innovative approaches Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading Institution – Individual relationship and maintenance of structure Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Institution – Individual relationship and maintenance of structure Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Family; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Religion; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Education; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Politics; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Politics; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Economy; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Economy; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading New social concepts in the changing world Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading Free time; a social institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Aydın, Mustafa. (2015). Kurumlar sosyolojisi; kurumlara baslangic cercevesinde bir calisma. Istanbul: Acilim Bookstore
Douglas, Mary. (2016). Kurumlar nasil dusunur?. Istanbul: Ithaki Publications
Tatlican, Umit. (2011). Sosyoloji ve sosyal teori yazilari. (225-311) Bursa: Sentez Press.
Hechter, Michael, Karl-Dieter Opp, and Reinhard Wippler, eds. (2017)Social institutions: their emergence, maintenance and effects. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

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