HUM 103 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Principles of Social Sciences I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUM 103
Fall
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the students to basic concepts, ideas and methods of social sciences on the grounds of topics selected from its subdisciplines.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to distinguish scientific and nonscientific knowledge.
  • will be able to question social institutions and events within the framework of the social sciences.
  • will be able to explain the evolution of social life within the framework of anthropological concepts.
  • will be able to evaluate the significance and the role of culture in social life.
  • will be able to evaluate the different forms of social inequality by using the basic theories and concepts of sociology.
  • will be able to define the general scope of psychology and the theories of personality development
  • will be able to interrogate the existence of prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping in social life by using the basic concepts of social psychology.
  • will be able to distinguish political ideologies by using the basic concepts of political science.
Course Content In addition to a specific discussion on the nature of scientific knowledge and social sciences, the course will cover selected issues from anthropology, sociology, psychology, social psychology, political science and economics.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Presentation and overview of the course
2 Social Science & Critical thinking and reading skills for HUM 103 Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 1
3 Society, Culture and Cultural Change Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 4
4 Society, Individual and Social Interaction Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 7
5 Social and Economic Stratification Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 11
6 MIDTERM EXAMINATION
7 Movie Screening
8 Stratification, Minorities, and Discrimination Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 12
9 Politics and Society Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 13
10 Ideologies I Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 13 (The additional reading material will be available at blackboard).
11 Ideologies II Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 13 (The additional reading material will be available at blackboard).
12 Movie screening
13 In-class Writing
14 Economics and Society Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 16
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks Must readings mentioned in this information sheet.
References

Hunt, E.F. & Colander, D.C. (2007) Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society (13th Edition), London: Alyn & Bacon

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
25
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
14
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
17
Final / Oral Exam
1
22
    Total
165

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to scientifically examine concepts and ideas in the field of sociology; to be able to interpret and evaluate data. X
2 To be able to define classical and contemporary theories in sociology; to be able to identify the differences and similarities among those theories and to be able to evaluate them. X
3 To be able to critically use the knowledge acquired in the field of sociology X
4 To be able to plan and conduct, individually or as a member of a team, an entire sociological research process with the knowledge of methodological requirements of the field.
5 To be able to identify and evaluate local, regional and global issues and problems. X
6 To be able to share their ideas and solutions supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data in written and oral forms. X
7 To be able to make use of other disciplines related to sociology and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines. X
8 To be able to follow developments in sociology and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
9 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To have social and scholarly values and ethical principles during the collection and interpretation of data for implementation, publication, dissemination, and maintenance X
12 To acquire life long learning abilities that will enable the socially responsible application of knowledge based on their field of study to their professional and everyday lives. X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest