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Course Code: 
SOC 106
Semester: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
To provide a comprehensive understanding of family relations and their translation into social institutions. Encouraging thinking critically about the structure of family in a society and the patterns of relationships within a family.
Course Content: 

The interpretation of concepts like marriage, divorce, child rearing, domestic violence, kinship, consanguinity and their associations with values and norms and regulations in a society.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program

Learning Outputs

Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Recognizes the structure and function of the family and its relation to other social institution and social norms 2,3,7,8,9 1,2,3 A,C
2) Acquires a sociological point of view on social issues like marriage, divorce, kinship etc. 4,7 1,2,3 A,C
3) Develops a critical view on domestic violence and gender issues. 2,3,4,6,7 1,2,3 A,C
4) Acquires knowledge on the changing scope of family structure in Turkey and around the world. 2,3,4,7 1,2,3 A,C
5) Recognizes the usage and the representation of family in public sphere and in the media. 2,3 1,2,3 A,C

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Family definitions / family as a social institution  
2 Theoretical perspectives on family  
3 Paths to family formation  
4 Relationships in families  
5 Gender and family  
6 An anthropological view of family: marriage, kinship and family  
7 Mid-term examination  
8 Families in changing society - I (Migration,  urbanization, new identities and family)  
9 Families in changing society - II (Dissociation of family, family planning)  
10 Turkish family structure  
11 Family and culture  
12 Watching and discussion session  
13 Family and media  
14 Revaluation of the course  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Newman, David- Grauerholz, Liz, Sociology of Families (second edition) Sage Publication, London, 2002.
Additional Resources Related articles on each week’s topic

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Articles on each week’s topic are assigned
Assignments Students are expected to write a paper and evaluate sociologically their own families depending on the topics covered in class
Exams Mid-term, Final

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
MID TERM 1 60
ATTENDANCE and PARTICIPATION 14 10
ASSUGNMENTS 1 30
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   50
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   50
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM  
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution  
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To raise individuals who are proficient in research methods in social sciences, and competent in carrying out sociological research.         X  
2 To raise individuals who develop an interdisciplinary perspective by way of taking courses not only in the field of sociology but also those offered by different faculty and departments.       X    
3 To raise individuals who have a firm grasp of the main topics and issues of the society in Turkey.          X  
4 To raise social scientists who are competent in “sociology of organizations and institutions”, one of the major areas of sociology.      X      
5 To raise social scientists who are competent in “political sociology and social change”, one of the major areas of sociology.      X      
6 To raise social scientists who are competent in “social inequalities/stratification”, one of the major areas of sociology.          X  
7 To raise social scientists who are competent in  “culture and society”, one of the major areas of sociology.          X  
8 To raise social scientists who have a command of the history of and the theories in social sciences.        X    
9 To raise individuals who have the skill of expressing themselves well, verbally and in writing, and who are knowledgeable in the main requirements of academic writing.          X  
10 To raise individuals who are capable of developing projects in different parts of the world, working for international organizations.      X      

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 5 72
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     118
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,72
ECTS Credit of the Course     5