ECTS - Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology (SOC101) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Sociology SOC101 1. Semester 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Service Courses Taken From Other Departments
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is designed to provide students with a sound sociological perspective and to help them develop a critical consciousness to view, understand, and interpret society and their place in it. The fundamental aim is to ignite our imaginations to see and evaluate ourselves and society in a humanly way, by connecting the micro and macro structures and relations, because sociological explanations have played an important role in understanding and misunderstanding social reality. In this course, we will explore the kinds of issues, problems and questions that have traditionally caught the interest of sociologists. We will explore how we collectively create society, and how we play a role in shaping, sustaining and changing society.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • This course is intended to enable students to develop: • Precautious understanding of the nature and meaning of sociology.
  • • A comprehension of interrelations among individuals, society and sociology.
  • • An understanding of social issues from a sociological viewpoint
  • • Critical consciousness on the science, scientist, method and research in social life.
  • • Sensitivity to the social issues around us so that we can situate ourselves in our social life.
  • • Awareness of the realities associated with theoretical and methodological approaches and practices.
  • • Ability to understand one’s social interaction in everyday life,
  • • Sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, racial and gender differences.
  • • Analytical potential to relate theoretical explanations to everyday life experiences
Course Content Situating sociology in social science and in our life, basic nature and scope of sociology; sociological explanations: Theories, Social Change, Method in Sociological Inquiry;Socialization and social interaction; Social Structure and Social institutions; Groups; Family;Political, religious and educational institutions;Social Stratification and Social Class; Inequality; poverty;Social identity: Race and Ethnicity and Gender;Social control

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Orientation/Introduction to course
2 Situating sociology in social science and in our life: On knowledge, knowing; production, distribution and use of knowledge; ideas and consciousness; science; scientist; objectivity; theory and research; individual and freedom. Your own sources that you find in internet and library. (P.S.: You are responsible to find your own sources, read them, take notes to bring to class in order to contribute and participate in discussions EVERY WEEK) Erdoğan, İrfan (2014) Medya Teori ve Araştırmaları: chapter 2; chapter 13; pp. 223-233. Erdoğan, İrfan (2012) Pozitivist Metodoloji ve Ötesi, pp. 17-60
3 On the basic nature and Scope of sociology Erdoğan (2014), pp. 35-64 Req1: pp. 1-21 Req2: pp. 3-16 Req3 pp. 1-12
4 Sociological explanations: Theories Erdoğan (2014), pp. 65-92, pp. 122-128, pp. 161-162, pp. 170-172 Req1: pp. 22-32 Req2 pp. 39-52 Req3 pp. 21-29, 34-39
5 Sociological explanations: Social Change Erdoğan (2014), pp. 173-180, 248-272, 301-327; 347-360, 373-405. Req1: pp. 54-58 Req2: pp. 371-378, Req3: pp. 179-184, 188-191, 193-194
6 Sociological Study: Method in Sociological inquiry Req1: pp. 33-45 Req3: pp. 203-215 Suggested: Erdoğan, İ. (2012) Positivist Metodoloji ve Ötesi
7 Socialization and social interaction: concept and meaning Req1: pp. 33-38, 46-52 Req 2: pp. 53-54. 83-91 Req 3: pp. 41-53, 61-70
8 Midterm exam: (last hour of the class) (45 minutes).
9 Social Structure and Social institutions; Groups; Family Req1: pp. 81-83, 90-105 Req2: pp. 260-284 Req3: pp. 83-91
10 Political, religious and educational institutions Req1: pp. 117-126 Req2: pp. 341-352; 287-287-289, 298-307 Req3: PP-92-99
11 Social Stratification and Social Class; Inequality; poverty Req2: pp. 213-234; Req3: pp. 131-147
12 Social identity: Race and Ethnicity and Gender Req2: pp. 165-187; 191-208
13 Social control Req2: pp. 145-163 Req3: pp. 109-123
14 Social Control continued Req2: pp. 145-163 Req3: pp. 109-123
15 Summary
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Fayeye; J. O. (2007) Introduction to Sociology. Fayeye National Open University of Nigeria Press
2. Rcragun, Ryan T. Cragun (2012) Introduction to Sociology.
3. Stolley, Kathy S. (2005) Basics of Sociology. Westport, CT: greenwood Press

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 30
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 17 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economics
2 Acquiring the skills of macro level economic analysis
3 Acquiring the skills of micro level economic analysis
4 Understanding the formulation and implementation of economic policies at the local, national, regional, and/or global level
5 Learning different approaches on economic and related issues
6 Acquiring the quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in economic analysis
7 Improving the ability to use the modern software, hardware and/or technological devices
8 Developing intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team work skills
9 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, discussions, and/or life-long learning
10 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility
11 Developing the skills of communication.
12 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: economic policy, public policy, international economic relations, industrial relations, monetary and financial affairs.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 96