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SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS227 SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY 3 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: At the end of this course students will be able to; explain the factual equivalents of sociological concepts related to the phenomenon of family, to explain human-family-society-ecosystem intertwined by taking into account the principle of sustainability, to be able to illustrate the changes in household compositions in the context of modernization-globalization, social and psychological effects affecting the family as an institution and to analyze the complex interactions between cultural, political, economic and demographic phenomena, to compare gender approaches by taking into account the life cycle of the family and the historical-cultural context, to be able to present qualitative and quantitative data related to Turkish family structure research and to know the world family policies.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; definitions and illustrations of family types; family-human-family-society interrelation as a network of institutions and interaction, family functions and the effects of modernization-globalization on functions, social interaction and relations between family and family functions as a network of social interaction, family life stages and intergenerational relations, the concept of gender and different approaches, the relations between the socialization of the family as its one of the important functions and gender, family change process in Turkish society throughout history, comparison of examples of nuclear family network in the process of modernization-globalization with other family types, marriage and divorce phenomena which greatly influence the family life and Turkey and the world examples in this regard, family theories approach to the family, fundamental questions of each theory about the family and its descriptions, family policies implemented in the countries of the world

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

Knows the importance of the individual-family-society-ecosystem nesting
Describes the basic sociological concepts related to family by giving examples
Explains the changes in household compositions in the context of modernization-globalization by giving examples
Applies the fundamental concepts of structural/functionalist, confrontational, symbolic, interpersonal and exchange and systems theory to a concrete situation in which it chooses from everyday life
Compares the gender theoretical approaches and practices in actual life by taking into account the family types, the family's life cycle and historical-cultural context
Compares the qualitative and quantitative data revealed by researches on Turkish family structure
Analyses the complex interactions between social, psychological, cultural, political, economic and demographic phenomena affecting the family as an institution and an interaction network

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Family types and definitions Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
2 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Human-family-society relations: linear or mutual? Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
3 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Family as a institution Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
4 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Corporate functions of family Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
5 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Family as a network of social interaction Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
6 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Family members: mother, father, baby, child, young and adult relations Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
7 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Family and gender Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Family life stages and intergenerational relations Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
10 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Family in Turkish society throughout the history Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
11 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Modernization in terms of sustainability-globalization and nuclear family bonds and other family types Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
12 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Marriage and divorce Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
13 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Critical analysis of family researches in Turkey in terms of methodological principles Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
14 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Family policies Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
15 Source Reading Family observations over the themes covered in the course Family policies in the world Lecture, Question and Answer, Analysis on the visual data, finding the concrete correspondences of the concepts, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Aydin, Mustafa. (yay. haz.). (2014). Aile sosyolojisi yazilari. Istanbul: Acilim Books
Canatan, K, Yildirim, E. (2013). Aile sosyolojisi. Istanbul: Acilim Books
Treas, J., Jacqueline Scott, J., Martin Richards. M. (eds). (2014). Sociology of families. Oxford: Wiley Backwell Companion
Turkiye’de Aile Yapisi Arastirmasi (2013) : Tespitler, Oneriler. Ankara: T.C. Aile, Calisma ve Sosyal Hizmetler Bakanligi Publications
Turkiye’de Boşanma Nedenleri Arastirmasi. (2014). Ankara: T.C. Aile, Calisma ve Sosyal Hizmetler Bakanligi Publications
Turkiye’de Evlilik Tercihleri Arastirmasi (2015). Ankara: T.C. Aile, Calisma ve Sosyal Hizmetler Bakanligi Publications
Eric Widmer, E., Riitta Jallinoja, R. (eds.). (2008). Beyond the nuclear family: families in a configurational perspective. Switzerland: Peter Lang AG

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.
2
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
5

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.
5
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.
1

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.
0
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
4
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
5

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.
5

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.
5
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
4
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
5

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.
5

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 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 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 42 0 152
Total Workload of the Course Unit 152
Workload (h) / 25.5 6
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0