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SOCIAL STRATIFICATION PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS214 SOCIAL STRATIFICATION 4 3 3 6

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 Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. ZEYNEP ŞENTÜRK DIZMAN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide the students with an introduction to stratification and mobility by supporting their sociological perspective on stratification with theories; to prepare a theoretical basis for future studies in the field of sociology.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; classical and contemporary stratification and inequality theories of sociology, social classes, social mobility, gender, race and ethnicity, globalization and inequality and deprivation.

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

Knows the classical and contemporary sociological theories about social stratification
Defines social stratification through its own theories
Relates social stratification to theories
Relates social issues to stratification theories

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading the Source Observation Introduction to the course Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
2 Reading the Source Observation History of Stratification and Disequilibrium Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
3 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Classical Stratification Theories Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
4 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Modern Stratification Theories Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
5 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Social Classes and Class Structure Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
6 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Middle Classes and labors Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
7 Reading the Source Observation Presentation The poor and other classes Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Race and Ethnicity Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
10 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Social Gender Inequality Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
11 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Social Mobility Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
12 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Globalization, poverty, global Stratification Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
13 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Results of: Disequilibrium and Deprivation 1 Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
14 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Results of Disequilibrium: inequality and Deprivation 2 Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
15 Reading the Source Observation Presentation Evaluation of the term Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Perouse, J. F. (2011). Istanbul’la yuzlesme denemeleri: ceperler, hareketlilik ve kentsel bellek. 3rd Volume, Istanbul: Babil.
Bora, T. (2011). Tasraya bakmak. Istanbul: Iletisim
Unal, A.Z. (2014). Toplumda tabakalasma ve hareketlilik. Istanbul: Birlesik Publications
Grusky, David B. (2018).Social stratification: Class, race, and gender in sociological perspective. London: 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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
5
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
5
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
5
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
1
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
1

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
3
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
5

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
2

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
1
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
2
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
1
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
1
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
1

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 12 4 48
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 12 1 12
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 3 36
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 7 7
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 5 5
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 54 0 152
Total Workload of the Course Unit 152
Workload (h) / 25.5 6
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0