SOC 101 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Sociology I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 101
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 students the origins, basic concepts, and methods of sociological studies that will enable students to orient themselves into further studies in the field.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to elaborate on the emergence and development of sociology as a scientific discipline.
  • will be able to be acquainted with main methods of collecting, organizing and analyzing data in sociological studies.
  • will be able to be acquainted with main sociological theories and the role of culture in society which will enable them to develop a sociological perspective.
  • will be able to be acquainted with elements of social structure which make social life organized and perform its expected functions.
  • will be able to develop a sociological understanding on the forms of systematical inequalities concerning class, race, ethnicity and gender divisions.
  • will be able to develop a sociological understanding about the processes and effects of socialization on the construction of individual personality.
  • will be able to elaborate on the forms of collective behaviors and social movements and how they have initiated social transformations and also on the primary and secondary forms of social groupings.
Course Content The course covers introductory topics in the field of sociology ranging from the description of sociology, the logic and method of sociological inquiries, foundational theories in the discipline to the examination of important sociological concepts such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social control, bureaucracy, social change and patterned social inequalities.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
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 The Sociological Perspective James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 2-36
3 How Sociologist do Research James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 124-148
4 Sociological Theories James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 41-103
5 Culture and society James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 36-61
6 MIDTERM I
7 Socialization James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 64-91
8 Social structure and social interaction James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 94-122
9 Social groups and Societies James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 150-170
10 Collective behavior and social movements James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 606-630
11 MIDTERM II
12 Social stratification James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 228 252
13 Deviance and social control James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 198-222
14 Social change James M. Henslin, Sociology: A DownToEarth Approach, Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 634-656
15 Review of the semester
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks Must readings mentioned in this information sheet.
References None

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
-
-
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
65
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
35
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
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
-
16
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
10
Final / Oral Exam
1
17
    Total
149

 

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. X
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.
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) X
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