Anthropology (CHL104) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Anthropology CHL104 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Brain Storming, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to examine the basic concepts and principles of anthropology, its scope, and purpose, its relationship with other sciences, the definition of culture, cultural characteristics, theories of social and cultural change.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • He/she explains the scope of anthropology and its interaction with other sciences.
  • He/she explains the basic concepts and terms of anthropology.
  • He/she discusses the diversity of human societies.
  • He/she understands civilized cultures and cultural processes from an anthropological point of view.
  • He/she discusses social relations, social stratification and social change in the context of societies, cultural diversity and historical process.
Course Content Basic concepts and principles of anthropology, scope and purpose, relationship with other sciences, definition of culture, cultural characteristics, theories of social and cultural change.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction of the course, the scope of the course and an overview of the topics to be covered and the students' ideas about anthropology.
2 Introduction of the discipline of anthropology, general academic principles, history and interaction with other sciences and sub-disciplines
3 Anthropology and culture, emergence of culture, definition of culture, elements, characteristics and cultural processes
4 Research methods and techniques of anthropology
5 Development of anthropology and basic anthropological theories
6 Economic activities (production, distribution and consumption relations): origin and spread of food production, social and economic characteristics of hunter-gatherer and agricultural, animal husbandry societies; consumption, distribution and exchange
7 Marriage and family from an anthropological perspective: marriage and family forms; family as a unit of solidarity, economy and culture, social networks formed through marriage and exchange relations
8 Midterm
9 Marriage and family from an anthropological point of view: family as a unit of solidarity, economy and culture, social networks formed through marriage and exchange relations
10 Kinship and ancestry: the concept of kinship, its categories and kinship relations and the concept of ancestry
11 Gender: gender roles, gender stratification
12 Language, culture, communication: definitions of language and communication, origin and biology of human speech, relationship between language and culture
13 Concepts of religion and sacred from an anthropological point of view; diversity of belief systems and basic belief systems; The place and function of religion and sacred concepts in social life
14 Anthropological concepts of religion and sacred: taboos, cultural and religious symbols; mythology and myths
15 Overview
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Antropoloji
2. Kültürel Antropoloji

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
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 To have basic theoretical knowledge about the field within the scope of health, education and support services, organizational structure and systematics. X
2 To be able to understand the basic concepts, approaches and theories in the field of child development, to associate them with current life, national and international developments. X
3 To be able to use sciences such as health, education, and psychology along with the basic knowledge and skills of the discipline of child development. X
4 To be able to identify the problems encountered and develop solutions based on the knowledge and skills required by the discipline of child development. X
5 To be able to independently carry out the necessary work as an individual and as a team member, and take responsibility in the practices related to child development education in preschool education institutions, private education institutions and health institutions X
6 To be able to have the necessary basic knowledge for applications in preschool education institution, private education institution and health institutions related to child development education. X
7 To be able to determine the learning needs associated to lifelong learning related to child development and education and to make the necessary guidance. X
8 To be able to act in accordance with professional ethics and social-responsibility-understanding in all field practices and social relations of the profession X
9 To be able to carry out studies on child development to raise awareness of society and other professional groups . X
10 To be able to follow the information in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a universal foreign language. X
11 To be able to do resource research for the purpose of accessing information, to use databases, numerical values and other information sources. X
12 To be able to communicate effectively with the family and the child in accordance with the cultural structure, and to work in cooperation in child development studies. X
13 To be able to act in accordance with social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in all studies in the field of child development. X
14 To be able to show sensitivity to the universality of social rights in the field of child development, protection of quality cultural values, occupational health and safety. X
15 To be able to evaluate and prepare the materials required by the field of child development (educational toys, educational books and brochures, game material) and to use them for educational purposes. X
16 To be able to determine the developmental differences of 0-18 year old children at an early stage, to prepare and implement appropriate education programs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 14 14
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 16 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 98