COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Rural Sociology * TEP   407 7 2 3 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Assoc.Prof.Dr. Müge DAVRAN
Instructors
Doç.Dr.MÜGE DAVRAN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
to reveal and explain socio-economic, demographic and cultural differences between people living in rural and urban areas stating the reasons using basic concepts and principles of sociology discipline; to emphasize differences among people living in rural and urban areas and social changes occurred; to introduce rural social structure to people to be employed in rural area through theorical and practical applications.
Content
Definition and basic concepts of sociology; development of sociology in various countries; concept of rural area; administration of villages; rural urban differentiation in terms of sociology; properties of rural and urban population; structure of rural society; village mentality; disadvantageous groups in rural sector; social researches in rural sector; rural development; modernization, migration and social change

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
is be able to explain and apply basic theories related to major science and engineering courses in order to form a foundation which enables him/her to understand advanced level subjects related to his/her profession
2
is able to describe, intorduce and evaluate crop and animal production techniques, tools and equipment used in this area and explain role, importance and development of agriculture in national and world economy
3
is able to describe characteristics and interrelations of all stages from production to consumption in agricultural sector; is able to describe basic concepts related to efficienct and sustianable use of resources; is able to explain and apply basic econ
4
is able to explain concepts, thought, theory and methods related to major economic, social, natural, cultural, institutional, organizational and legal factors affecting activities in agricultural sector and rural areas, also national and international for
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5
is able to apply basic principles of economics to the problemes encountered in agricultural sector
6
is able to show and express economic and social data to be used in agricultural decision making process in tables, graphs and mathematical symbols
7
is able to apply ecosystem, biodiversity, sustainable resource management, rural development, planning and technology use related knowledge to crop and animal production and marketing processes
8
determines required data related to the analysis of problems encountered in agricultural sector, critically examines and uses those data, selects a proper frame, model and method for the analysis, and evaluates results of the analysis
X
9
uses basic information technologies in the analysis of economic and social data and uses software prepared for this purpose and interpretes results
10
is able to carry studies related to his/her field independently and according to the legal procedures; is able to give consultancy, supervising, and expertise services in those fields; is able to join to team works
11
is able to get access to actual and updated information in the field; is able to inquire knowledge obtained and use them for public benefit according to the purpose selected
X
12
is able to communicate with sepacialist and non-specialist people both in verbal and written form; is able to select most appropriate communications methods; is able to develop cooperation with stakeholders on producer and organization basis
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13
acquires general and professional foreign language command at a sufficient level to observe professional developments and communicate with colleagues;is able to use information and communication technologies
14
is able to identify problems that can be encountered in agricultural sector; determines their context, evaluates effects of solutions, projects and policies applied in this context, produces solutions, projects and policy alternatives, foresees possible
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15
is able to describe historical development of the profession, ethical principles obligatory during the performance of the profession and to be consicous of meticulous application of these principles

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to sociology and basic concepts Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
2 Properties of rural sociology Concept of rural areas Rural urban differentiation Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
3 Management of rurals Historical cases effecting rural settlement pattern (Slide show) Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
4 Characteristics of Turkeys population Rural society structure Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
5 Rural society structure Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
6 Rural Mentality Infrastructure and Public Services in rural areas Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
7 Disadvantaged groups) Women in rural and gender in the world and in Turkey Children in rural Youth in rural Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
8 Midterm exam Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
9 Social research in rural Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
10 Social research in rural (Determination of Groups and Research Topics related to excursion) Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
11 Rural survey (technical excursion) Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
12 Rural survey (technical excursion) Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
13 Seminar (Presentation of Rural survey reports) Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
14 Rural development-Conversion and modernization Migration and social change in rural areas (populationurbanisation-family-disadvantaged groups.) Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
15 Evaluation Of Social Change In The Rural Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
16-17 Final exam Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources