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
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • identify social problems facing the world today
  • explain processes related to social problems
  • discuss social issues from a critical perspective
  • interpret how their personal life experiences interact with larger social and historical forces
  • interpret contemporary social problems in the light of sociological thinking
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 Mooney, Knox and Schach, pp. 438-470.
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 Textbooks
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
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

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
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 Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies.
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

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