SOC 102 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Sociology II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 102
Spring
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 themes and issues of sociology on the grounds of certain empirical and theoretical questions and discussions.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to define the general terminology and concepts of sociology.
  • will be able to evaluate the main issues of sociological interest and the sociological relation between these different themes.
  • will be able to explain how sociology as a discipline approaches various phenomena in modern societies like poverty, inequality, ethnicity, government and politics, work and economy, urbanization, cities, religion, deviance, media, education, globalization and social change and so on.
  • will be able to explain the different forms of inequalities concerning class, race, ethnicity and gender divisions in societies.
  • will be able to question the linkage between power relations and social structures.
  • will be able to develop o sociological point of view on how the social deviances are identified and treated.
Course Content The course introduces social institutions, structural transformations and processes which give shape to social conditions in modern society. The focus of the course will be on key social themes and institutions including gender, family, religion, media, work and economy, urbanization, population growth, migration, government and politics, modern organizations and globalization.

 



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 Thinking the Social PLUMMER, pp.18-43
3 Social change and types of societies McIonis, pp. 411-433
4 Modern institutions Calhoun, et al, pp. 402-433
5 State and politics / Quiz Calhoun, et al, pp. 434-464
6 Stratification strategies: Class and gender Matthewman, et al, pp. 171-214
7 Sociology of Body: Health and Disease Calhoun, et al, pp. 379-400
8 Family and education Calhoun, pp. 292-346
9 Identity, emotions and institution of religion Matthewman, pp. 233-295.
10 MIDTERM
11 Media and popular culture Giddens, pp. 292-346 Matthewman, pp. 233-295
12 In-class exercises
13 Development of sociological theory Giddens, pp. 845-875
14 Development of sociological theory "Why Sociology?" Plummer, pp. 183-211
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
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
30
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
14
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
25
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
31
    Total
171

 

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.
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