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
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • • will be able to identify and evaluate social problems
  • will be able to identify and evaluate social problems
  • will be able to explain processes related to social problems
  • will be able to use critical thinking to discuss or write about social issues
  • will be able to interpret how their personal life experiences interact with larger social and historical forces
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
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 Notes/Textbooks

Linda Mooney, David Knox and Caroline Schacht, Understanding Social Problems, 7th ed., Wadsworth Publications, 2011.

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
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

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

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

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

To be able to critically discuss and interpret theories, concepts, methods, tools and ideas in the field of Public Relations and Advertising.

2

To be able to make use of theoretical knowledge in Public Relations and Advertising field.

3

To have scientific values during the collection, interpretation, publication and implementation of data for content production, dissemination and maintenance.

 

4

To develop and use the acquired knowledge, skills and capabilities ethically in Public Relations and Advertising field in a lifelong process, in the light of individual and social aims.

5

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity or as a team in generating solutions to unexpected problems that arise during implementation process in the Public Relations and Advertising field.

6

To be informed about national, regional and global issues and problems; to be able to generate methods of solutions depending on related evidence and research and to acquire the ability to report those to the public.

7

To be able to express creative ideas and solution offers to communication problems regarding Public Relations and Advertising field both verbally and in written form, to be able to report those to the persons and institutions concerned, while supporting those ideas with qualitative and quantitative data.

8

To be able to follow the latest developments in Public Relations and Advertising field closely; to be able to determine regularities and changes in the fundamental dynamics of the field.

9

To have social and scientific values and ethical principles during the collection, interpretation, publication and implementation of data for content production, dissemination and maintenance.

10

To be able to make use of other disciplines that form a basis for Public Relations and Advertising field and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines.

11

To be able to follow developments, techniques, methods, as well as research in public relations and advertising field; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1)

12

To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.

13

To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advanced-level computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

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