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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
SOS115 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 2 3 3 4

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 Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable the students to understand and explain basic sociological concepts by obtaining a sociological perspective, to distinguish sociological phenomena both as an institution and as a network of interaction in the process of change and to interpret the meaning, pattern and processes in the global world by using sociological knowledge and to explain the function of research.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the emergence of sociology as science, its development and 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 social gender, economic life, social deviation and basic concepts of crime, discussion in the historical-cultural context of modernization and globalization.

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

Knows the founders and major works of sociology as a science
Defins sociological concepts, gives examples by finding the factual equivalents of concepts in the global social world
Relates basic concepts of sociology with daily life
Relates main components of culture with social order
Evaluates cultural centrism, admiration of foreign culture and cultural relativity according to the principle of objectivity
Remembers the basic knowledge about family, politics and economics as a network of both institutions and social interaction, explains the processes related to these facts with concrete examples from the global world
Recognizes which methods should be used in which research

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Rise of Sociology as A Science, Its Development And Function Of Sociology In The Global Era Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
2 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Interaction Types, Duration, Levels And Society As Social Interaction Networks Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
3 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Groups And Formal Organizations Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
4 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Culture and Socialization Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
5 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Status And Social Roles Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
6 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Stratification And Social Classes Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
7 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Politics Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Politics Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
10 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Family and Social Gender Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
11 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Nomic Life Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
12 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Modernization Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
13 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Globalization Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
14 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Social Relapse and Crime Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
15 Reading the Source Observation Daily Life Examples Sociological Research Methods And Sociological Research Lecture Question and Answer 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. çev. 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. çev. 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
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
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.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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 1 13
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 7 4 28
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 3 15
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 100
Total Workload of the Course Unit 100
Workload (h) / 25.5 3,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0