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SOCIOLOGY OF CONSUMPTION AND SAVINGS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS381 SOCIOLOGY OF CONSUMPTION AND SAVINGS 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 help the students have comprehensive knowledge about the development of the concepts of consumption society and consumption culture to be able to evaluate the concepts of consumption and savings as a fact in today's societies and discuss the concept of saving against the consumption and the possibilities of saving. The sociological perspective of consumption made by buying and getting objects with practical purposes will be introduced and the main debates, research areas and examples in the sociology of consumption will be discussed within the framework of the relation of consumption with concepts such as identity, fashion, free time and culture.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; introduction to consumption sociology, the birth and development of consumption society, the concept of consumer culture, consumption sociology in theory, consumer culture and identity, consumer culture and free time, consumer culture and place, the view of the consumer culture in Turkey, discussions on the awareness of young people's role and savings in consumption and the relationship between savings and sustainability, and the possibilities of saving in the consumer society.

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

Summarizes the emergence and development of the consumer society.
Relates the concept of consumption with identity, fashion, free time and culture.
Develops a sociological perspective on the meaning of consumption in daily life.
Criticizes the concept of consumption culture by using the perspective brought by sociology to the concept of consumption.
Argues about the possibilities of saving within the framework of sustainability by comprehending the relationship between saving and consumption.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to Consumption Sociology Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading The Birth and Development of Consumption Society Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading The Birth and Development of Consumption Society Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading The Concept of Consumer Culture Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Theories in Consumption Society – I Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Theories in Consumption Society – II Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Consumer Culture and Identity Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Consumer Culture and Free Time Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Consumer Culture and place Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading The View of the Consumer Culture in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Discussions on the Awareness of Young People's Role and Savings in Consumption Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Savings - Consumption and Sustainability Relation Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading Analysis on the possibilities of saving in the consumer society Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading General Revision Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Anik, Mehmet. (2017). Tuketimin sosyolojisi: gosteris amacli tuketim ve genclik. Ankara: Gazi Bookstore
Featherstone, Mike. (1996). Postmodernizm ve tuketim kulturu. Istanbul: Ayrinti Publications.
Baudrillard, Jean. (2017). Tuketim Toplumu. Istanbul: Ayrinti Publications
Odabasi, Yilmaz (2006), Tuketim kulturu: yetinen toplumdan tüketen topluma, Istanbul: Sistem Publications.
Miller, Daniel. (1991). Material culture and mass consumption. Blackwell Pub.
Colak, Omer Faruk, and Harun Ozturkler. (2012). "Tasarrufun belirleyicileri: Kuresel tasarruf egiliminde degisim ve Turkiye’de hanehalki tasarruf egiliminin analizi." Bankacilar Journal, (82), Page: 1-43.

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 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