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Course Code: 
SOC 251
Semester: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Laboratuvar Saati: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is for students to experience at first hand the application of the theoretical concept of organic solidarity to the operation of a non-governmental organization (NGO), and learn how a concerned individual or a group of individuals translates an idea for addressing a social problem into a formal organization with clearly defined goals, resources, and a plan of action, and sustains itself over time, meeting several opportunities and challenges on the way.
Course Content: 

The course combines theoretically informed analyses of group solidarity in pursuit of the common good with students’ experience of voluntary work for an NGO. Under the guidance and supervision of the instructor the students intern with an NGO, familiarize themselves with that organization’s mission, structure, projects,  membership- and staff profile, and observe its daily operations and interactions, using the methodology of participant observation.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of this course a student:

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1. Gets informed on the work of a non-governmental organization, develops awareness on the social problem it addresses, and contributes to the solution of that problem by working for the NGO.

3,4

1,2,3

2. learns how a concerned group of individuals articulate their ideas and actions for addressing a social problem within an organizational framework, and how they meet the challenges they face on the way and sustain their organization over time.

4

1,2,3

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Syllabus Overview and Introduction to the Course

Course Syllabus

2

Lecture: History of the Idea and Concept of Civil Society

Compiled Book

3

Lecture: NGOs As Manifestations of Organic Solidarity

Compiled Book

4

Lecture and Class Discussion: Civil Society and NGOs in Turkey

Compiled Book

5

Documentary and Discussion: Türkiye’de İnsan Hakları ve Sivil Toplum Gelişiminin Görsel Anlatımı (Tarih Vakfı)

 

6

Class Exercise: Fieldnotes and Interviews

 

7

Documentary and Discussion: Köy Enstitüleri 

 

8

Student Presentations on their Selected NGO

 

9

Fieldwork 

 

10

Journal Submission and Oral Report I

 

11

Fieldwork

 

12

Journal Submission and Oral Report II

 

13

Fieldwork

 

14

Journal Submission and Oral Report III

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Textbook Compiled by the Instructor

Additional Resources

-

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

Journals; Oral Reports; Presentation

Exams

Term Paper

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Journals

3

30

Oral Reports

3

30

Presentation

1

40

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

50

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

50

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Departmental Elective

 
 

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

3

42

Journals

3

3

9

Oral Reports

3

2

6

Presentation

1

2

2

Term Paper

1

12

12

Total Work Load

 

 

113

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,52

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5