COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Principles of Social Sciences II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUM 104
Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To provide students with an indepth understanding of modernity with reference to its social, cultural, political and economic formations.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to discuss the significance of Renaissance and Reformation movements in the history of Western thought.
  • will be able to discuss the contributions of the enlightenment thought to the rise of modern/secular/rational society.
  • will be able to discuss the transformations in the types of political control in Western history and the rise of modern state.
  • will be able to elaborate on the transformed nature of economy and society with regard to the development of industrial capitalism and its impact on individual, workplace, and production relations.
  • will be able to realize gender inequalities and discuss its transformation under modern conditions.
  • will be able to discuss the declining impact of religion on social structures and individual in modern context with reference to secularization and sacralization processes.
  • will be able to discuss the social, political and economic impacts of globalization.
Course Content The course involves a careful study of the formation of various aspects of modern societies. It examines the key ideas of the Enlightenment, the development of the modern state, the economic formation of modernity, the relevance of class and gender issues to industrial societies, and the political and cultural significance of religion, secularism and ideology in the modern world.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Presentation and overview of the course
2 Renaissance and Reformation movements Jocelyn Hunt, The Renaissance, Routledge, 1999. (The Beginning of the Renaissance, pp.1 7; Humanism, pp. 17 19; Scientific Change in the Renaissance, pp. 77 86; The Links between the Renaissance and the Reformation, pp. 49 51.)Chris Harman, A People’s History of the World, Bookmarks Publications, 2002, pp. 237 241 (Chapter 2: From superstition to science)
3 Principles of enlightenment and its relation to emergence modern individual Jonathan Dewald, Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, Thomson Gale, 2004, pp.299 306 (Enlightenment).Peter Hamilton, ‘The Enlightenment and the Birth of Social Science’ Stuart Hall et al., eds., Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies, Blackwell, 1996, pp. 20 27.Chris Harman, A People’s History of the World, Bookmarks Publications, 2002, pp. 242 246 (Chapter 3: The Enlightenment)
4 Movie screening The Name of the Rose
5 The rise of modern public sphere and its impact on French Revolution Jonathan Dewald, Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, Thomson Gale, 2004, pp. 258 260 (Encyclopedie).Peter Hamilton, ‘The Enlightenment and the Birth of Social Science’, Stuart Hall et al., eds., Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies, Blackwell, 1996, pp. 27 35.
6 MIDTERM I
7 The forms of power in premodern societies David Held, “The Development of the Modern State”, Stuart Hall et al., eds., Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies, Blackwell, 1996, pp. 63 73.
8 The rise of modern state and its organization Gianfranco Poggi, The State: Its Nature, Development and Prospects, Polity Press, 1990, pp. 19 33. (The Nature of the Modern State)
9 The industrial revolution and the rise of industrial society Chris Harman, A People’s History of the World, Bookmarks Publications, 2002, pp. 318 325 (Chapter 5: The Industrial Revolution)James Fulsher, Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 59 131.
10 The organization of industrial society Barbara Bari, “Factory Work” (Britain, 1750 1914), Encyclopedia of European Social History: From 1350 to 2000, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2001, pp. 479 483.Anthony Giddens, Sociology, 3rd ed., 1998, pp. 240 263; 270 281.Movie Screening:Idle Class by Charlie Chaplin
11 MIDTERM II
12 Gender relations in modern society Ian Marsh and Mike Keating ed., Sociology: Making Sense of Society, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006, pp. 263 308. Movie Screening:Birdcage or Tootsie
13 Religion in modern world John J. Macionis, Sociology 8th edition, Prentice Hall, 2001, pp. 506 510. R.T. Schaefer, Sociology 10th edition, Mac Graw Hill, 2007, pp.3 19; 324 327.M. Kimmel and A. Aronson, Sociology Now, Pearson, 2009, pp. 498 500. Movie Screening:Persepolis
14 Globalization in the contemporary world Frank J. Lechner and John Boli, “General Introduction”, F. J. Lechner and J. Boli eds., The Globalization Reader, Blackwell, 2008, pp. 15.Jan Nederveen Pietersee, ‘Globalization and Culture: Three Paradigms’, Economic and Political Weekly, 31: 3, (Jun 8. 1996), pp.1389 1393.
15 Movie Screening Babel
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Must readings mentioned in this information sheet.
References None

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
14
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
35
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
65
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
35
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
14
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
10
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
15
    Total
116

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

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

 

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