SOC 497 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Sociology Project
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 497
Fall
3
0
3
7

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course has a threefold goal: 1) To provide the student with the basic research tools and methods used in applied sociology; 2) To provide training for the development of research projects, 3) To supervise students as they carryout a research project in sociology.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to use the basic research methods and tools that are prevalent in applied sociology.
  • will be able to design their own research project by following the criteria governing the development and the evaluation of research projects in sociology.
  • will be able to carry out their own project to oompletion and evaluate its results.
  • will be able to report and present their project.
Course Content This course consists of lectures and laboratory meetings that aim to teach research methods and tools, thereby enabling the student to develop competence in designing, presenting and evaluating research projects.

 



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 Introduction and overview of the course.
2 The sociological perspective and sociological research. Becker, Ch.1
3 Concepts, variables, hypotheses Trochim, ch.1; Becker Ch. 4
4 Analyzing relationships between variables. Trochim, Ch.1
5 Research Proposal Submission
6 Fieldwork (1) Sampling
7 Fieldwork (2) Data Collection
8 Fieldwork (3) Data Collection
9 Preparing Data For Analysis-1
10 Preparing Data for Analysis-2
11 Looking Through Data
12 Describing Data: Tables and Graphs
13 Analyzing & Interpreting Data
14 Presentations of research project.
15 Review of the semester
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks Becker, Howard, 1998. Tricks of the Trade: How to Think about Your Research While You're Doing It. Chicago: Chicago University Press; Trochim, W. 1999. The Research Methods Knowledge Base. Ithaca: Cornel University Press.
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
14
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
5
25
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
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
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
4
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
5
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
1
16
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
17
    Total
133

 

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