SOC 150 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Social Problems
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 150
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the students to the main social problems faced throughout the world and to the connections between sociological ideas and everyday experiences
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • identify social problems facing the world today
  • explain processes related to social problems
  • discuss social issues from a critical perspective
  • interpret how their personal life experiences interact with larger social and historical forces
  • interpret contemporary social problems in the light of sociological thinking
Course Content The course covers main social problems encountered in the modern world which are; urbanisation, migration, poverty, changing family structure, racism, sexism, unemployment, unsafe work environments end environmental issues

 



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 Introduction to the course
2 Sociological Perspective and Social Problems Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 1-28.
3 Problems of Inequality: Work and Unemployment Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 225-266.
4 Problems of Inequality: Poverty and Economic Inequality Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp.188- 225.
5 Problems of Inequality: Gender Inequality and Sexual Orientation Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 357-438.
6 In-class Writing 1
7 Problems of Well Being: Problems of Illness and Health Care Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 29-72.
8 Problems of Well Being: Crime and Social Control Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 109-146
9 Midterm Exam
10 Problems of Globalization: Population Growth and Urbanization Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 438-470.
11 Movie Screening
12 In-class Writing 2
13 Problems of Globalization: Environmental Problems Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 470-510.
14 Problems of Globalization: Science and Technology Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 510-555.
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks Linda Mooney, David Knox and Caroline Schacht, Understanding Social Problems, 7th ed., Wadsworth Publications, 2011.
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
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
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
16
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
10
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
23
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    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. 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. 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) 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) X
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