Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Sociology * GZT   105 1 2 2 4

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 Asst.Prof.Dr. Özlem AYDOĞMUŞ ÖRDEM
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiÖZLEM AYDOĞMUŞ ÖRDEM1. Öğretim Grup:A
Understands the basic terms related to sociology and It is the comprehension of the relationship between sociology, theories and other disciplines.
Sociological concept, theoretical basis , history of sociology, social institutions, social and social relations, relationship between sociology and other social sciences, culture, gender and media relations.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Knows theoretical approaches in the field of media and communication, and gains ability of development of new approaches in these fields
Knows communication models, and interpreting these models in terms of sociology, psychology, economics etc., puts particular contributions to these models
Gains competent, mainly in social and humanities sciences, in some kind of sciences, does multidisciplinary science research, and analyses these kinds of studies/research
Recognizing news production models, leads to new models and approaches.
Protuces, edits and directs news/reporting in any kind of media (newspaper, magazine, web site, radia, television etc.).
Takes photograph, mainly in the field of press photo, in some kind of photography fields
Uses communication technologies effectively, and gains production ability of appropriate contents for increasingly developing new communication technologies
Works as press adviser, communication coordinator and maneger, and so on in some state and private institutions
Learning relevant concepts and notions of, notably in journalism field, communication and mess media, make some contributions to these fields as new concepts and notions
Reaches at a consciousness level in which synthesises society, culture and communication concepts each other
Gains empathy ability to recognize both individual and societal processes
Getting effective communication ability, learns basic dynamics of communication processes, and goes into action in this direction
Evaluating contents of media organisations, finds out actual issues and lacks, and has a part to come over these problems
Supports peace and consensus of a society, and taking over a mediator mechanism role in any conflicts, sees communication right as primary, and tries to figure out the issues in peaceful and humanitarian ways
Works in any national and international medya organisations such as newspaper, magazine, web site, radio, television etc
Together with gaining individual/free working ability, be able to be a part of any kind of collective institutions, and be successful to adapts to grups
Has self-confidence both to decision making and to participate in decision making process, and takes responsibility while any issue occured
Recognizes new missions and works easly, and easly adapts to new trends and movements in the developing and changing world and professional life.
Tends to events by professional ways, and considering rational mind and knowledge, tries to figure out issues and facts on the line of scientific
Has an high conciseness on society and collectivism, and as be able to be successful in personal life, takes the responsibilities belonging to himself/herself in a social system.
Approaches to personal, interpersonal and mess communication processes, knowing what communication and its aims are; and takes an opinion leader role in the communication processes.
Lerans a foreign language, at least, at a good level, and in the international area, participates in news/reporting flows and so on.
Grasps the field of media and communication, and making in his/her actions through dynamics of these fields, contributes to development of a good communication environment.
Conceders social utilities in his/her works and productions, and in these directions, develops communication strategies, and pays attention to humanitarian values as primarily in producing news, reporting, photo, video, graphics etc.
Enables society to recognize role of media, and gains depth about such particular subjects as media literacy, new media and social media and so on.
Tends to contents in related to general public interests in the media and communication environments such as newspaper, magazine, radio, television, blogs and web sides etc.
Since absorbs ethics values of vocation, doesn’t allows to any discriminating or othering content in either his/her professional life or in contents produced by him/her, and finally tries to prevent such kind of discourses.

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Science of sociology: definition and scope literature, reading
2 Theoretical approaches of Sociology : Saint Simon, Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Herbert Spencer, Max Weber, Talcot Parsons, Robert K. Metron . literature, reading
3 Culture: description, tangible and intangible items, ethnocentrism and cultural relativizm. Reading
4 Socialization: socialization items, socialization institutions Reading
5 Family institution; the family's changing and the family structure of Turkish society. Reading
6 Economic institutions: the production and function, production regimes. Reading
7 Educational institutions and education in Turkish society Reading
8 Mid Term Exam study exam
9 Political institutions: state, bureaucracy, elections, democracy, pressure groups Expression Reading
10 Population: the basic concepts of the population. Reading
11 Social groups and kinds of social groups, Reading
12 Social stratification: slavery, caste system, clan, class and status system, social stratification theories Reading
13 Social change and modernization social change theories Reading
14 Urbanization Reading
15 Industrialization process: the stages of industrialization Reading
16-17 Final exam study exam

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