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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS115 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 2 3 3 4

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 Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. KEMAL ER

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable the students to understand and explain basic sociological concepts by obtaining a sociological perspective, to distinguish sociological phenomena both as an institution and as a network of interaction in the process of change and to interpret the meaning, pattern and processes in the global world by using sociological knowledge and to explain the function of research.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the emergence of sociology as science, its development and function of sociology in the global era, sociological research methods, social groups and formal organizations, culture and socialization, social status and social roles, social stratification and social classes, politics, family and social gender, economic life, social deviation and basic concepts of crime, discussion in the historical-cultural context of modernization and globalization.

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

Knows the founders and major works of sociology as a science
Defins sociological concepts, gives examples by finding the factual equivalents of concepts in the global social world
Relates basic concepts of sociology with daily life
Relates main components of culture with social order
Evaluates cultural centrism, admiration of foreign culture and cultural relativity according to the principle of objectivity
Remembers the basic knowledge about family, politics and economics as a network of both institutions and social interaction, explains the processes related to these facts with concrete examples from the global world
Recognizes which methods should be used in which research

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Meet. Understanding sociology with questions. The benefits of knowing sociology. Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
2 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Basic Concepts in Sociology. The relationship of sociology with other disciplines. Sub branches of sociology. Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
3 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Family from sociological perspective from past to present Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
4 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ From sociological perspectives social relations and socialization Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
5 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Social structure and change Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
6 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Social structure and change Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
7 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ From sociological perspectives class Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Stratification from a sociological perspective Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
10 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Stratification from a sociological perspective Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
11 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Modernity Post-modernity Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
12 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Globalization and Social Change Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
13 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Globalization and Social Change Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
14 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ Law, Crime and Deviation Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
15 ENVER ÖZKALP, SOSYOLOJİYE GİRİŞ ANTHONY GİDDENS, SOSYOLOJİ JOHN J. MACİONİS, SOSYOLOJİ General Review Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bozkurt, V. (2017). Değişen Dünyada Sosyoloji. 17. baskı. İstanbul: Ekin Kitabevi.
Fichter, J. (2016). Sosyoloji Nedir? . 3. baskı. çev. Nilgün Çelebi. Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık.
Cragun, R., Cragun, D., et al. (2006). Introduction to Sociology. London: Blacksleet River.
Giddens, A. , Sutton, W.,P. (2016). Sosyoloji. 7. edisyon. çev. Ömer Baldık. İstanbul: Kırmızı Yayınları.
Macionis, J.,J. (2015). Sosyoloji. 2. baskı. ed. Vildan Akan. Ankara: Nobel Yayın Dağıtım.
Ritzer, G. (2015). Introduction to Sociology. London: Sage Publication.

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.
3
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.
3
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.
4

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.
4
2
Conduct trainings for individual, family and society by using advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Social Service.
1

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.
1

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.
1

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.
1
2
Uses the educational role in the social service area.
1
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
3
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.
0

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 1 13
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 7 4 28
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 41 0 100
Total Workload of the Course Unit 100
Workload (h) / 25.5 3,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0