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SOCIOLOGY OF YOUTH PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS375 SOCIOLOGY OF YOUTH 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. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to discuss the meaning and the transformations of the concepts of youth and to be young in the historical process along with the basic approaches in the field of Sociology of Youth. The concept of youth has a wide research area which can be dealt with a wide range of concepts such as crime, politics, religion, sexuality, and unemployment. In the course, it is aimed to gain the students a perspective and awareness about the sociology of youth which is a very productive area in terms of research and particularly through the current debates they can connect with themselves.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include, being young and the definition of the concept of youth, understanding its relationship with social change, what the sociology of youth is, youth works in the World, youth works in Turkey, concepts of youth; research areas and priority issues, youth and politics: the role of young people in social movements, youth and religion, the relationship of religion with youth in relation to modernization, youth and gender, youth and unemployment; educational opportunities and employment of the youth and unemployment, youth in digital age, youth and culture, youth and free time management, problems of youth in Turkey.

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

Knows the field of youth sociology as a discipline and summarize its relationship with concepts such as religion, politics, gender, digital age, unemployment and culture.
Explains the scope of youth and to be young and its development in relation to social change through the approaches they have learned and the discussion environment in the classroom.
Gives examples from his daily life about what he has learned during his class as a teenager
Relates the knowledge gained from youth work in Turkey and in the world and daily life
Compares Turkey and other countries regarding youth issues
Criticizes the position and importance of youth in society.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Being young and the definition of the concept of youth, understanding its relationship with social change Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading What is sociology of youth? Youth works in the World Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading Youth works in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading Concepts of youth; research areas and priority issues Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Youth and politics: the role of young people in social movements Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Youth and religion; the relationship of religion with youth in relation to modernization Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Youth and social gender Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Youth and unemployment; educational opportunities and employment of the youth Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Youth in digital age Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Youth and culture Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Youth and free time management Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Problems of youth in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading Examples from youth works and discussions Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading Revision of the term Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bayhan, Vehbi. (2014). “Milenyum veya y kusagi gencliginin sosyolojik baglami”, Genclik Arastirmalari Journal, 2 (3), 8-25, Ankara: Genclik ve Spor Bakanligi Publications
Besirli, Hayati. (2013). Gençlik sosyolojisi: politik toplumsallaşma ve genclik. Ankara: Siyasal Bookstore
Lesko, N., & Talburt, S. (2012). A history of the present youth studies. (N. Lesko & S. Talburt, eds.). London: Routledge
Alpay, Mustafa. (2017). Turkiye’nin genclik politikalari. Istanbul: Hiperlink

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.
2
Uses up-to-date information on Social Service field by associating it with the theory and application information of Social Service.

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.
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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 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 6 6
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4 4
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0