FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

GEHU 218 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Principles of Social Sciences II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 218
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To provide students with an indepth understanding of modernity with reference to its social, cultural, political and economic formations.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to discuss the significance of Renaissance and Reformation movements in the history of Western thought.
  • will be able to discuss the contributions of the enlightenment thought to the rise of modern/secular/rational society.
  • will be able to discuss the transformations in the types of political control in Western history and the rise of modern state.
  • will be able to elaborate on the transformed nature of economy and society with regard to the development of industrial capitalism and its impact on individual, workplace, and production relations.
  • will be able to realize gender inequalities and discuss its transformation under modern conditions.
  • will be able to discuss the declining impact of religion on social structures and individual in modern context with reference to secularization and sacralization processes.
  • will be able to discuss the social, political and economic impacts of globalization.
Course Description The course involves a careful study of the formation of various aspects of modern societies. It examines the key ideas of the Enlightenment, the development of the modern state, the economic formation of modernity, the relevance of class and gender issues to industrial societies, and the political and cultural significance of religion, secularism and ideology in the modern world.

 



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 an overview of the course, course organization, requirements and methods of evaluation
2 Renaissance and Reformation Jocelyn Hunt, The Renaissance, Routledge, 1999. (The Beginning of the Renaissance, pp.1-7; Humanism, pp. 17-19; Scientific Change in the Renaissance, pp. 77-86; The Links between the Renaissance and the Reformation, pp. 49-51.) Chris Harman, A People’s History of the World, Bookmarks Publications, 2002(Chapter 2: From superstition to science, pp. 237-241) Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizations, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998, pp. 3-5,245-46 (available at blackboard).
3 Movie Screening “The Name of the Rose”
4 Enlightenment Immanuel Kant, “An Answer to the Question: ‘What is Enlightenment?’, Political Writings, Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 54-61. (The reading material will be available at blackboard.) Jonathan Dewald, Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, Thomson Gale, 2004, pp.299-306 (Enlightenment). Peter Hamilton, ‘The Enlightenment and the Birth of Social Science’ Stuart Hall et al., eds., Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies, Blackwell, 1996, pp. 20-27. Chris Harman, A People’s History of the World, Bookmarks Publications, 2002, pp. 242-246 (Chapter 3: The Enlightenment) Jonathan Dewald, Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, Thomson Gale, 2004, pp. 258-260 (Encyclopedia). Peter Hamilton, ‘The Enlightenment and the Birth of Social Science’, Stuart Hall et al., eds., Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies, Blackwell, 1996, pp. 27-35.
5 In class assignment
6 Birth of Modern Power and Authority Christopher Pierson, The Modern State, Routledge, 2004, 27-49
7 The Rise of Secular Society John J. Macionis, Sociology 8th edition, Prentice Hall, 2002, pp. 477-483. R.T. Schaefer, Sociology 10th edition, Mac Graw Hill, 2010, pp.334-357.
8 The Emergence of Modern Economy Chris Harman, A People’s History of the World, Bookmarks Publications, 2002, pp. 318-325 (Chapter 5: The Industrial Revolution) James Fulsher, Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 5-9/13-18. Henry Heller. The Birth of Capitalism: A 21st Century Perspective. London: Pluto, 2011 pp. 176-85
9 MIDTERM EXAM
10 Transformation of Social Structure: Class Anthony Giddens, Sociology, 6th ed., 2012.
11 Movie Screening and Discussion
12 Transformation of Social Structure: Gender
13 Transformation of Social Sructure: Class & Gender Mary Holmes. What is Gender? Sociological Approaches. London: Sage, 2007, p:1-15 Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune. Reclaiming the F word: The New Feminist Movement. London: Zed Books, 2010, 106-136
14 Review of the Semester
15 Review of the Semester
16 FINAL EXAM

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
30
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
15
3
45
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
20
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
23
23
Final Exam
1
32
32
    Total
168

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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

 


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