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SOCIOLOGY OF SPACE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS376 SOCIOLOGY OF SPACE 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. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to define the "urban space" in the light of the debates on what has been happening in the social sciences, especially since the 1960s, to show the approach and differences of the social sciences with the different approaches on the space, and to provide students with a sociological perspective on the interaction of space-individual.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include what the space means as a concept, interdisciplinary approaches developed against the space, the description of social sciences as different from the geographical and architectural point of view, urban space, space - individual interaction, basic approaches in space sociology, phenomenological approach, sociological and socio-psychological approaches, Marxist approaches, Lefebvre's conceptualization of space, concepts of abstract space and social space.

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

Summarizes the basic discussion and approaches on the concept of space.
Uses his knowledge on urban space and knowledge on space he gained from different approaches to explain his experiences in daily life.
Compares the space and the sociological approach through interdisciplinary approaches such as geography and architecture about space
When asked about the approaches to space, categorizes these approaches as phenomenological, sociological and socio-psychological, Marxist approaches.
Through the knowledge learned from the conceptualization of Lefebvre, categorizes the types of space into abstract and social space.
Interprets the dialectical relationship between urban space and the individual.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - What is space? What does space sociology refer to? Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading What are Interdisciplinary approaches to space? Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading The description of social sciences as different from the geographical and architectural point of view Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading What is urban space? Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading What is space - individual interaction? Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading What are the basic approaches in space sociology? Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Phenomenological approach Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Sociological and socio-psychological approaches Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Marxist approaches Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Lefebvre's Conceptualization of Space Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Lefebvre's Conceptualization of Space Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Concepts of abstract space and social space Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading General Revision and Discussion Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading General Revision and Discussion Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Hubbarda, Philip. (2018). Mekan ve yer uzerine buyuk dusunurler. Istanbul: Litera
Lefebvre, Henri. (2014). Mekanin uretimi. Istanbul: Sel Publications
Weyland, Petra, Oncu, Ayse. (2005). Mekan, kultur, iktidar. Istanbul: Iletisim Publications
Fearon, David. (2004). Georg Simmel: the sociology of space. CSISS Classics

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.
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 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 5 5
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 0 127
Total Workload of the Course Unit 127
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0