FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Department of Industrial Engineering

GEHU 205 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Social Problems
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 205
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the students to the main social problems faced throughout the world and to the connections between sociological ideas and everyday experiences
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • identify social problems facing the world today
  • explain processes related to social problems
  • discuss social issues from a critical perspective
  • interpret how their personal life experiences interact with larger social and historical forces
  • interpret contemporary social problems in the light of sociological thinking
Course Description The course covers main social problems encountered in the modern world which are; urbanisation, migration, poverty, changing family structure, racism, sexism, unemployment, unsafe work environments end environmental issues

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course
2 Sociological Perspective and Social Problems Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 1-28.
3 Problems of Inequality: Work and Unemployment Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 225-266.
4 Problems of Inequality: Poverty and Economic Inequality Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 188-225.
5 Problems of Inequality: Gender Inequality and Sexual Orientation Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 357-438.
6 Midterm Exam
7 Problems of Globalization: Population Growth and Urbanization Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 438-470.
8 Problems of Globalization: Environmental Problems Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 470-510.
9 Movie Screening
10 Presentations
11 Presentations
12 Problems of Well Being: Problems of Illness and Health Care Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 29-72.
13 Problems of Well Being: Crime and Social Control Mooney, Knox and Schacht, pp. 109-146
14 Review of the Semester
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Linda Mooney, David Knox and Caroline Schacht, Understanding Social Problems, 7th ed., Wadsworth Publications, 2011.

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
25
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
35
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
48
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
14
14
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
30
30
Final Exam
1
40
40
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Industrial Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Industrial Engineering problems.

2

To be able to identify, formulate and solve complex Industrial Engineering problems by using state-of-the-art methods, techniques and equipment; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To be able to analyze a complex system, process, device or product, and to design with realistic limitations to meet the requirements using modern design techniques.

4

To be able to choose and use the required modern techniques and tools for Industrial Engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies efficiently.

5

To be able to design and do simulation and/or experiment, collect and analyze data and interpret the results for investigating Industrial Engineering problems and Industrial Engineering related research areas.

6

To be able to work efficiently in Industrial Engineering disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to present effectively; to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions

8

To have knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of Industrial Engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; to be aware of the legal consequences of Industrial Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge of the standards used in Industrial Engineering practice.

10

To have knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to be aware of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Industrial Engineering; to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Industrial Engineering.

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

 


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