FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Business Administration

GEHU 218 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Principles of Social Sciences II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 218
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 Discussion
Q&A
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 Description 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
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Presentation and an overview of the course, course organization, requirements and methods of evaluation
2 Renaissance and Reformation 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(Chapter 2: From superstition to science, pp. 237-241) Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizations, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998, pp. 3-5,245-46 (available at blackboard).
3 Movie Screening “The Name of the Rose”
4 Enlightenment Immanuel Kant, “An Answer to the Question: ‘What is Enlightenment?’, Political Writings, Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 54-61. (The reading material will be available at blackboard.) 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) Jonathan Dewald, Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, Thomson Gale, 2004, pp. 258-260 (Encyclopedia). 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.
5 In class assignment
6 Birth of Modern Power and Authority Christopher Pierson, The Modern State, Routledge, 2004, 27-49
7 The Rise of Secular Society John J. Macionis, Sociology 8th edition, Prentice Hall, 2002, pp. 477-483. R.T. Schaefer, Sociology 10th edition, Mac Graw Hill, 2010, pp.334-357.
8 The Emergence of Modern Economy 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. 5-9/13-18. Henry Heller. The Birth of Capitalism: A 21st Century Perspective. London: Pluto, 2011 pp. 176-85
9 MIDTERM EXAM
10 Transformation of Social Structure: Class Anthony Giddens, Sociology, 6th ed., 2012.
11 Movie Screening and Discussion
12 Transformation of Social Structure: Gender
13 Transformation of Social Sructure: Class & Gender Mary Holmes. What is Gender? Sociological Approaches. London: Sage, 2007, p:1-15 Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune. Reclaiming the F word: The New Feminist Movement. London: Zed Books, 2010, 106-136
14 Review of the Semester
15 Review of the Semester
16 FINAL EXAM

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
30
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
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
15
3
45
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
20
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
23
23
Final Exam
1
32
32
    Total
168

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to solve problems with an analytical and holistic viewpoint in the field of business administration.

2

To be able to present the findings and solutions to the business problems in written and oral formats.

3

To be able to interpret the application of business and economic concepts, and philosophies at the national and international levels.

4

To be able to use innovative and creative approach for real-life business situations.

5

To be able to demonstrate leadership skills in different business situations.

6

To be able to interpret the reflections of new technologies and softwares to business dynamics.   

7

To be able to integrate knowledge gained in the five areas of business administration (marketing, production, management, accounting, and finance) through a strategic perspective.

8

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to business administration.

9

To be able to work efficiently and effectively as a team member.

10

To be able to have an ethical perspective and social responsiveness when making and evaluating business decisions.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of business administration and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

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

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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

 


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