GEHU 210 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Principles of Social Sciences I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 210
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
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to distinguish scientific and nonscientific knowledge.
  • will be able to question social institutions and events within the framework of the social sciences.
  • will be able to explain the evolution of social life within the framework of anthropological concepts.
  • will be able to evaluate the significance and the role of culture in social life.
  • will be able to evaluate the different forms of social inequality by using the basic theories and concepts of sociology.
  • will be able to define the general scope of psychology and the theories of personality development.
  • will be able to interrogate the existence of prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping in social life by using the basic concepts of social psychology.
  • will be able to distinguish political ideologies by using the basic concepts of political science.
Course Content In addition to a specific discussion on the nature of scientific knowledge and social sciences, the course will cover selected issues from anthropology, sociology, psychology, social psychology, political science and economics.

 



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 Presentation and overview of the course
2 Social Science & Critical thinking and reading skills for HUM 103 Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society*, Chapter 1 (The additional reading material will be available at blackboard).
3 Society, Culture and Cultural Change Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 4
4 Society, Individual and Social Interaction Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 7
5 Social and Economic Stratification Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 11
6 MIDTERM
7 Movie Screening
8 Stratification, Minorities, and Discrimination Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 12
9 Politics and Society Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 13
10 Ideologies I Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 13 & Micheal Roskin et al, Political Science: An Introduction, Prentice Hall International, 6th ed., 1997, pp. 98-123.
11 Ideologies II Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 13 & Micheal Roskin et al, Political Science: An Introduction, Prentice Hall International, 6th ed., 1997, pp. 98-123.
12 Movie screening
13 In-class Writing
14 Economics and Society Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 16
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks

Must readings mentioned in this information sheet.

References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
25
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
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
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
14
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
17
Final / Oral Exam
1
22
    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