sap course 1434124558

Course Code & Number:

SOC 103

Course Title:

Introduction to Sociology

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 5 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Definition and content of sociology, key concepts in sociology, study areas of sociology, historical development of sociology in Turkey and in the world, the relationship between sociology and other disiplines, social groups and their characteristics, methods in sociology, the relationship between the individual and the society and the effects of society on the individual, education from a sociological perspective, the relationship between education, society and individual, the roles and responsibilities of school as a societal institution, teacher and student from a sociological perspective, opportunity equality in education, social activity, class stratification, the relationship between culture, society and civilization, and current sociological study/research examples.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Grading: 

Active in-class participation - 10% 
Projects - 40% 
Presentations - 20% 
Mid-term Exam - 10% 
Final Exam - 20%

Year of Study: 
Freshman
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. John J. Macionis & Ken Plummer: Sociology. A Global Introduction, Fifth Edition, Pearson, 2012.
Course Objective: 

This course aims to familiarize students with the basic concepts and theories of sociology. It tries to reveal the global and universal as well as humanistic approach to sociology. Besides it aims to include and value the rapid transformations and advancements of today’s world. Most importantly the course aims to make students understand that society affects them deeply and that many things they think about as being personal, in reality are social and thus topics of sociology.

Computer Usage: 
Web searching
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Display knowledge about sociology’s main concepts and theories.
2. Reveal the intellectual and ethic importance of the sociological imagination.
3. Apply and relate individual experiences to society per se and sociological concepts.
4. Encourage critical thinking, awareness and consciousness of socio-economic, cultural and political processes.
5. Gain and apply non-discriminative behavior and language.
6. Acquire a human-centered and gender-sensitive view and recognize the value of individual, social, political, cultural diversity.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Demonstrating
Simulation & Games
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Oral Project
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Debate
13
hrs
Quizzes /Homeworks
13
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
10
hrs
Final Exam
15
hrs
Report on a Topic
15
hrs
Oral Presentation
10
hrs

Prepared By:

Şinasi Ellialtıoğlu

Revised By:

teduadmin