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 Studying Social Problems in the 21st century Diana Kendall, Social Problems in a Diverse Society, pp.1-23.
3 Wealth and Poverty: Economic Inequality Diana Kendall, Social Problems in a Diverse Society, pp.24-48.
4 Racial and Ethnic Inequality Diana Kendall, Social Problems in a Diverse Society, pp.49-74.
5 Gender Inequality and Sexual Orientation Diana Kendall, Social Problems in a Diverse Society, pp. 75-100 and 122-142.
6 Crime and Criminal Justice Diana Kendall, Social Problems in a Diverse Society, pp. 192-221.
7 Midterm Exam
8 Problems of Physical and Mental Illness and Health Care Diana Kendall, Social Problems in a Diverse Society, pp. 222-245.
9 Urban Problems Diana Kendall, Social Problems in a Diverse Society, pp. 361-383.
10 Movie Screening
11 In-class Writing
12 Population and Environmental Crisis Diana Kendall, Social Problems in a Diverse Society pp. 335-360.
13 Problems in Education Diana Kendall, Social Problems in a Diverse Society, pp. 271-292.
14 Review of the Semester
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks

Diana Kendall. 2013. Social Problems in a Diverse Society. 6th edition. Pearson.

The textbook for this course is available in Book Centre.

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 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions

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