FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Business Administration

GEHU 307 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Everyday Life and Sociology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 307
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The course aims to introduce to sociological thinking by examining certain topics and debates in the study of everyday life.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss the main concepts of sociology within the context of everyday life
  • Question the relationship between individual and society
  • Explain the different forms of inequalities concerning class, race, ethnicity and gender divisions in everyday life.
  • Discuss the social and cultural aspects of daily life in relation to emotions like love, embarrassment and shyness
  • Examine the power relations in different areas of daily life like home, eating and drinking, consumption, shopping and leisure.
Course Description The course is designed to make students familiar with sogiological thinking through the discussions of everyday experiences. With an emphasis on the relationship between individual and society it aims to create an awereness about the “sociological imagination”. To do this, main sociological topics such as society, individual, identities, power, Urban/public space, intimacy, house, consumption, work, leisure, humour and inequalities in everyday life, will be discussed to explore the relationship between individual biography and social history.

 



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 overview of the course Anthony Giddens, Sociology; 3rd edition, Polity Press, 1998, pp. 3-6
2 Thinking Sociologically and Everyday Life C. Wright Mills, "The Promise of Sociology" Sociological Imagination (available at blackboard) Anthony Giddens, Sociology; 3rd edition, Polity Press, 1998, chapter 10, pp. 242-261
3 Everydayness of Inequality: Class & Gender Anthony Giddens, Sociology; 3rd edition, Polity Press, 1998, chapter 5, pp. 89-101.
4 Everydayness of Inequality: Ethnicity Anthony Giddens, Sociology; 3rd edition, Polity Press, 1998, chapter 9, pp. 205-238.
5 New Sociologies of Everyday Life I Susie Scott, Making Sense of Everyday Life Chapter 2
6 New Sociologies of Everyday Life II Susie Scott, Making Sense of Everyday Life Chapter 2 & Film screening
7 In-class Writing
8 Emotions, Love and Friendship Susie Scott, Making Sense of Everyday Life Chapter 3
9 Houses and Rooms Susie Scott, Making Sense of Everyday Life Chapter 4
10 Eating and Drinking Susie Scott, Making Sense of Everyday Life Chapter 6
11 Consumption and Shopping Susie Scott, Making Sense of Everyday Life Chapter 8
12 Work, Leisure and Boredom Susie Scott, Making Sense of Everyday Life Chapter 9
13 Humour, Resistance and Everyday Life Giselinde Kuipers, Good humor, bad taste: a sociology of the joke
14 Social Justice in Everyday Life Review of the semester Darrin Hodgetts et al., Social Justice in Everyday Life, in Social Psychology and Everyday Life, Houndmillls : Palgrave Macmillan
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Making Sense of Everyday Life, Susie Scott, Polity Press, 2009. Everyday Life Reader, ed.by Ben Highmore, Routledge, 2002

Suggested Readings/Materials

Additional readings may be assigned during the semester.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
40
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
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
23
23
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
32
32
Final Exam
1
32
32
    Total
180

 

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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