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HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SHT218 HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL SERVICE 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. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to relate the concept of human rights to social service which is the individual and society centered profession and discipline of the modern age and aims to find the idea of social society being a profession of human rights.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include an application based on basic philosophical values of social service related to individual and society which aims to bring the idea of a human justice-based society with the concepts of human value and dignity to forefront. For this aim, concept of human right, its historical development, categorization and human rights’ transition to a national and international level will be approached within the course.

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

Interpret philosophical and anthropological principle of human rights
Relate the rights-based approach discussed on social service to human rights.
Use human rights in practises in the professional life by internalising social services as a profession in human rights.
Give examples to humanly living conditions.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Introduction Introduction and Presentation of the Course Lecture / Discussion
2 Reading of the universal declaration Concept of Human Rights/ Origin of Human Rights and Its Philosophical Basis Brain Storm / Question-Answer
3 Previous lecture notes and references Development of Human Rights in a Historical Process I: From Ancient Greek to Enlightenment Lecture / Discussion / Question-Answer
4 Previous lecture notes and references Development of Human Rights in a Historical Process II: The Modern Doctrine of Human Rights Lecture / Discussion
5 Previous lecture notes and references Categorization of Human Rights Lecture / Discussion / Question-Answer
6 Literature reading Transition of Human Rights in a Universal Level Lecture / Discussion
7 Previous lecture notes Institutionalise of Human Rights on a Local Level Lecture / Question-Answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading of the related matter of European Human Rights Convention European Court of Human Rights and Turkey Lecture - Discussion
10 Literary review Human Rights and Social Service: Prohibition of discrimination and human rights, social rights and social service Lecture / Discussion/ Case Study
11 Reading of a related article Human Rights and Education Question Answer, Lecture, Discussion
12 Recollecting the concept of Cultural Relativism Human Rights in a Local-Universal Tension (Cultural Relativism and Human Rights) Brain Storm / Case Study
13 Reading of Human Development Report (2017) Poverty and Human Rights, Limits of Rights Lecture / Discussion
14 Literature Reading Origin of Human Rights’ Culture Question Answer / Discussion/ Brain Storm
15 Personal Revision General Revision Lecture / Question-Answer
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Cotuksoken, B. (2010). Insan Haklari ve Felsefe. Istanbul: Papatya Publications
Donelly J. (1989). Teoride ve Uygulamada Insan Haklari. Ankara: Yetkin Publications
Durul F. (2008). Kuresellesme ve Insan Haklari. Istanbul: Toroslu Publications
Karaosmanglu F. (2011) .İnsan Hakları. Ankara: Seckin Publications
Kucuradi I. (2007). Felsefe ve Insan Haklari- Dunya Problemleri Karsisinda Felsefe. Ankara: TFK.
Kucuradi I, (2004). Felsefe ve Insan Haklari. Ankara: Turkiye Bilimler Akademisi.
Uygun O. (2000). Insan Haklari Kurami. Ankara: YKY.

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
Explain the basic concepts of Social Service, working fields and application frameworks.
0
2
Uses up-to-date information on Social Service field by associating it with the theory and application information of Social Service.
2

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.
1
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.
5

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.
4
2
Examine the spatial legislation of Social Service and develop new strategies for implementation.
2

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.
1
2
Conduct trainings for individual, family and society by using advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Social Service.
2

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.
3

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.
5

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.
2
2
Uses the educational role in the social service area.
4
3
Produces projects that will increase the consciousness level of the society.
2

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
1
2
Acts as a social worker in accordance with the laws, regulations and professional ethics rules.
1
3
Organize their work in accordance with their rights and responsibilities as an individual.
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 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