SOC 498 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Sociology Project II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 498
Spring
3
4
3
8

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. In particular, the course comprises a series of case studies that are designed to develop said competencies.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction – Overview of course
2 Basic Principles of Qualitative Research; Ethical Considerations. (1) Silverman (1993). “Beginning Research” pp.3-56. (2) Marvasti: pp.133-145. (3) Writing Sociology Senior Thesis Guide
3 Designing Qualitative Research (Paper Proposals Due) Berg.CH.2.CH.3.
4 Handout: Writing a Journal Article Review (Blackboard); Journal Article Evaluation (Assignment #1 due)
5 Interviewing Marvasti, pp. 14-34
6 Interviewing (Assignment#2 due)
7 Ethnographic Field Strategies. Berg: pp.147-189.
8 Ethnographic Research Methods (Assignment #3 due)
9 An Introduction to Content Analysis Silverman: pp.201-236. Berg: pp.265-291.
10 Case Study Marvasti: pp. 81-119
11 Textual Analysis (Assignment#4 due)
12 Visual Sociology Silverman: pp.241-264. Marvasti: pp.62-81.
13 Visual Sociology Assignment (Assignment #5 due)
14 Review of the Semester  
15 Review of the semester
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks Berg, B. (2001) Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences, London: Allyn and Bacon.
References Marvasti, A.B. (2004) Qualitative Reseacrh in Sociology, London: Sage.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
13
10
Laboratory / Application
-
-
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
5
50
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
30
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
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
5
35
Presentation / Jury
1
8
Project
1
35
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
266

 

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