GEHU 205 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Social Problems
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 205
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
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
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 Problems of Well Being: Problems of Illness and Health Care Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 29-72.
7 Midterm Exam
8 Problems of Well Being: Crime and Social Control Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 109-146
9 Problems of Globalization: Population Growth and Urbanization Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 438-470.
10 Movie Screening Mooney, Knox and Schach, pp. 438-470.
11 In-class Writing
12 Problems of Globalization: Environmental Problems Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 470-510.
13 Problems of Globalization: Science and Technology Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 510-555.
14 Review of the Semester
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks
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 assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information.
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels.
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches.
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest