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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SHT109 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SERVICE 1 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. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide students the philosophy, values, principle of knowledge and functions of social service as a profession and a discipline, the role and functions of authorities of social service in fulfilling these functions and to introduce basic contents of social service as a profession and a discipline.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include keynotes and fields of social service, basics of social service concept, groundings in relation to the knowledge of social service.

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

Express development of Social Service in the World and in Turkey.
Interpret concepts of democracy, human rights and social justice from the point of Social Service.
Define aim, objective, value, concept and philosophy of the discipline of Social Service
Express social service theories, social service methods and techniques
Categorize social service with other disciplines
Analyze social service for family and children, teenagers, elderly and disabled
Improve basic skills related to the practice of Social Service

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Repetition of previous learnings and References Introduction, Basic Concepts (Poverty, Charity, Social Politics, Social Welfare, Social Services) Lecture
2 Repetition of previous learnings and References Intellectual and Organisational Principles of Social Service in the World and Origin of Social Services Lecture
3 Repetition of previous learnings and References Definitions and Aims of Social Service Question /Answer
4 Repetition of previous learnings and References Social Service Profession and Key Elements Lecture
5 Repetition of previous learnings and References Value System and Knowledge Basis of Social Service Lecture
6 Repetition of previous learnings and References Value System and Knowledge Basis of Social Service Lecture
7 Repetition of previous learnings and References Value System and Knowledge Basis of Social Service Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Repetition of previous learnings and References Application Principles of Social Service Question /Answer
10 Repetition of previous learnings and References Application Levels of Social Service Lecture
11 Repetition of previous learnings and References Professional Approaches of Social Service Lecture
12 Repetition of previous learnings and References Professional Approaches of Social Service Discussion
13 Repetition of previous learnings and References Work Fields of Social Service Application
14 Repetition of previous learnings and References Work Fields of Social Service Application
15 Revision General Revision Feedback and Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Buz, S. (2002). Sosyal Hizmette Etik Kurallar ve Celiskiler- Sosyal Hizmette Yeni Yaklasimlar ve Sorun Alanlari, Ankara: SHYO Publications.
Cılga, I. (2001). Turkiye’de Insan ve Toplum Sorunlari Karsisinda Sosyal Hizmet. Ankara: SHYO Publications.
Kut, S. (1988). Sosyal Hizmet Meslegi Nitelikleri- Temel Unsurları- Mudahale Yontemleri, Ankara: SHYO Publications.
Kongar, E. (1972). Sosyal Calismaya Giris. Ankara: Sosyal Bilimler Dernegi Publications.
Zastrow, C. (2014). Sosyal Hizmete Giris. İstanbul: Nika Publications.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
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
Explain the basic concepts of Social Service, working fields and application frameworks.
5
2
Uses up-to-date information on Social Service field by associating it with the theory and application information of Social Service.
4

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Establish the link between the application frameworks of Social Service.
4
2
Evaluate the developments in the field of migration, globalization and human rights in the new world by using the theoretical knowledge in the field.
2

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the research methods related to the field of Social Service, concludes scientific conclusions about social problems.
3
2
Examine the spatial legislation of Social Service and develop new strategies for implementation.
3

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Solve the problems specific to the field of Social Service according to scientific data.
3
2
Conduct trainings for individual, family and society by using advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Social Service.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop his / her competence in this area by taking the leadership role in working with individuals, groups and society and taking responsibility as a team member.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describes a life worthy of dignity of the person who is the subject of social service science.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Configures the communication between institutions in order to solve the problems.
3
2
Uses the educational role in the social service area.
5
3
Produces projects that will increase the consciousness level of the society.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Collaborate with other professionals in the work team through an interdisciplinary approach at the stage of Social Service intervention
4
2
Acts as a social worker in accordance with the laws, regulations and professional ethics rules.
3
3
Organize their work in accordance with their rights and responsibilities as an individual.
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 13 5 65
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
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 10 3 30
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 3 15
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 44 0 154
Total Workload of the Course Unit 154
Workload (h) / 25.5 6
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0