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SUSTAINABLE URBAN SERVICES PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY426 SUSTAINABLE URBAN SERVICES 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. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to examine the change in sustainability by urban management policies along with the process of implementation of basic urban services.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as concepts of urban and urbanization, concept of sustainability, integration of City concept and sustainability, problems arising from urbanization process (i.e. population, ecological problems, housing and settling), the rise and acceptance of healthy and sustainable city concept, urbanization process and its problems in Turkey, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Planning Studies, Legal Implementation Tools of Urban Planning, Settlement Problems, Public Service and Housing, the Relationship between Housing and Urbanization, Security of Urban, Urbanite Rights, comparison of urban services developed with sustainability perception in the world and in Turkey.

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

Recall the basic values of the concept of sustainability.
Compare the urban services developed with sustainability perception in the world and in Turkey.
Summarize the urban sustainability approach along with basic facts as in population, natural resources, ecological problems, housing settlement, site and water.
Evaluate the healthy cities and rational settlement policies among the most important factors for sustainable management.
Define sustainable and inhabitable healthy cities and discuss their advantages.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the Course and the Syllabus Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
2 Reading Concepts of Urban and Urbanization and City Services Concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
3 Reading Rise and Development of the sustainability concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
4 Reading Integration of City Concept and Sense of Sustainability Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
5 Reading Problems Arising from Urbanization Process; Migration Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
6 Reading Problems Arising from Urbanization Process; Population, Ecological Problems, Housing and Settling etc. Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
7 Reading The Rise and Acceptance of Healthy and Sustainable City Concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Urbanization Process in Turkey and Its Results Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
10 Reading Urban and Regional Planning Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
11 Reading City Planning Works, Legal Implementation Tools of Urban Planning Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
12 Reading Settlement Problems, Public Service and Housing, the Relationship between Housing and Urbanization Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
13 Reading Security of Urban, Urbanite Rights Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
14 Reading Comparison of Urban Services Developed With Sustainability Perception in the World and in Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
15 Reading General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Toprak, Z. (2008). Kent Yonetimi ve Politikasi. Izmir: Birlesik Publications
Report of The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio Declaration, 3-14 June 1992).
Keles, R. ve Hamamci, C. (2009). Cevre Politikasi. Ankara: Imge

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.
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.

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.
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.

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.

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.
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.

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.

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.
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.

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.

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.

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 14 2 28
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 4 5 20
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 5 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0