Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu
Faculty of Science and Letters - Department of Sociology

General Description

History

The department of Sociology at Ondokuz Mayıs University was founded within the scobe of the faculty arts and sciences in 2002. The department that begin accepting students in 2011 is continuing the education and research activities with nine academic staff.

Qualification Awarded

The Bachelor's Degree in Sociology ( first cycle in Sociology ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum

Level of Qualification

First Cycle

Specific Admission Requirements

About 45 students are admitted each year. High school diploma and placement through a centralized national university placement examination (Student Selection Exam, YGS, LYS) are requied for admission. Please visit www.osym.gov.tr for more information.

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Also successful vocational school graduates to continue their educaiton to obtain Bachelor’s degrees if they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) are admitted. The courses to be taken by these students are determined by the relevant department, on the basis of courses they have completed in the programs from which they have graduated. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ondokuz Mayıs University and hence of the Department is not an exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum. In addition to, students can be exempted from the courses to be taken before from another higher education institution under the condition that the course contents are compatible.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme (equivalent to a total of 124 credits).

Profile of The Programme

The Department of Sociology has three main objectives for sociology majors. First of all, the Department aims at assisting students to acquire the basic principles regarding major concepts, theoretical approaches and research methods in the discipline. Secondly, it provides students with opportunities to study the historical roots, developments, functions and interrelationships of social institutions while investigating the multiple dimensions of human behaviours, social events and social facts. Lastly, but not least, it aims at training students to earn understanding, skills and experiences sufficient to producesociological knowledgewhich meets the requirements of a country like Turkey where rapid social changes are underway.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples

Graduates of the department are to be found throughout the government institutions in Turkey, and the private sector in the local and global realm. In addition to, they can be employed as Phil-Psy-Soc teachers both in private and public schools by getting educational science formation.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates holding Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to Master’s Degree programmes in the same and in related disciplines by taking the Selection Examination for Academic Personnel and Graduate Studies (ALES) administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM).

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

In Sociology Program, the attendance record of 80% is mandatory for all courses. Students take at least 1 midterm and final exam for each coursework. Additional short-exams and homeworks could be assigned. For evaluation, mid-term activities/tests contribute 40 % to overall grading, the rest is contributed by final exam score. All tests are evaluated based on 100 points and numerical scores are converted into 4-letter grading category considering class average curve. Students are not permitted to pursue further year if sequentially graduate-point averages (GPA) below 2.00. Grades AA, BA, BB, CB, CC, DC and DD taken for a coursework are considered to be succesfull. Grade FF indicates that the student failed. If a required or selective course is failed, the course must be repeated fulfilling the attendence, assignment and exam requirements.

Graduation Requirements

All students in the Department of Sociology are required to take a minimum of 124 credits in order to be qualified for a B.A. Degree in Sociology. Of these 124 credits, 86 credits are to be earned from compulsory courses and 38 credits are to be from elective courses.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full Time

Address, Programme Director or Equivalent

Prof.Dr. Niyazi Usta, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology, 55139 Kurupelit Samsun, Turkey

Facilities

1 professor, 2 associate professors, 3 assistant professors, 1 instructor and 2 resaerch assistans are affiliated in the department. Besides theoretical education is provided, students can find opportunities in gain experience through study in resaearch projects of the staff. Meanwhile, students can do internship in private or public institutions, depening on their wills. They can complete a part of their education in any European university through LLP/Erasmus Programme.

Programme Outcomes

  1. Describing and explaining concepts used in different sub-disciplines of sociology
  2. Distinguishing between scientific and non-scientific sources of knowledge
  3. Acknowleding social, scientific and ethical values
  4. Developing individual, social and occupational consciousness
  5. Developing the skills to conduct a survey and analyse the acquired data statistically by means of computing programmes
  6. Developing the ability for critical thinking
  7. Designing and conducting sociological research
  8. Knowing theoretical approaches in the sub-disciplines of sociology and evaluating latest sociological studies
  9. Earning the proficiency for verbal and written presentation and developing the skills to work with other people in order to be able to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and perspectives
  10. Understanding classic and contemporary sociological theories and recognising the schools of sociological thought
  11. Conducting sociological projects and researches in accordance with the ethical principles of scientific research
  12. Earning basic skills for interdisciplinary group studies; designing and conducting interdisciplinary studies
  13. Applying theoretical knowledge learned in the programme in order to solve the problems encountered in real life
  14. Comprehending social pluralism and appreciating social changes.
  15. Understanding and explaining human behaviour in terms of personal and cultural differences
  16. Being aware of the need of life-long learning
  17. Selecting, applying and interpretting statistical data suitable to a research

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

T:Theoretical,P:Practice, L:Laboratory
Semester 1
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
ATİ101Principles Of Ataturk And History Of Revolution-I 927001 2 0 0 1.0
SOS101Introduction To Sociology-I 927001 3 0 0 7.0
SOS103Social Antropology 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS105 927001 2 2 0 5.0
SOS191Introduction To Psychology 927001 4 0 0 8.0
SSDThe Non-Elective 927003 0 0 0 0.0
TDİ101Turkish Language-I 927001 2 0 0 1.0
YD101Foreign Language-I 927003 2 0 0 2.0
Total 18 2 0 30.0
Semester 2
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
ATİ102Principles Of Ataturk And History Of Revolution-II 927001 2 0 0 1.0
SOS102Introduction To Sociology-II 927001 3 0 0 7.0
SOS104 927001 2 2 0 6.0
SOS106Introduction To Economics 927001 3 0 0 5.0
SOS192Introduction To Philosophy 927001 4 0 0 8.0
SSDThe Non-Elective 927003 0 0 0 0.0
TDİ102Turkish Language-II 927001 2 0 0 1.0
YD102Foreign Language II 927003 2 0 0 2.0
Total 18 2 0 30.0
Semester 3
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS201Sociological Theories I 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS205 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS207Statistics For Social Sciences-I 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS291Social Psychology 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS-3 927003 3 0 0 6.0
Total 15 0 0 30.0
Semester 4
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS202Sociological Theories II 927001 3 0 0 5.0
SOS206 927001 3 0 0 5.0
SOS208 927001 2 2 0 5.0
SOS210 927001 3 0 0 5.0
SOS-4 927003 6 0 0 10.0
Total 17 2 0 30.0
Semester 5
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS301Contemporary Sociological Theories I 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS303 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS305 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS-5 927003 7 0 0 12.0
Total 16 0 0 30.0
Semester 6
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS302Contemporary Sociological Theories II 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS308Social Structure Of Turkey 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS310 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS-6 927003 7 0 0 12.0
Total 16 0 0 30.0
Semester 7
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS401 927001 2 2 0 6.0
SOS403 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS405 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS-7 927003 6 0 0 12.0
Total 14 2 0 30.0
Semester 8
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS402 927001 2 2 0 6.0
SOS406Contemporary Problems Of Turkey 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS410 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS-8 927003 6 0 0 12.0
Total 14 2 0 30.0
SSD / The Non-Elective
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
YD101 / Foreign Language-I
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
YDA101 German-I 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YDF101 French-I 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YDİ101 English I 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YD102 / Foreign Language II
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
YDA102 German-II 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YDF102 French-II 927001 2 0 0 2.0
YDİ102 English II 927001 2 0 0 2.0
SOS-3 /
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS221 Aile Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS223 Eğitim Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS225 Bilim Tarihi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS-4 /
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS222 Göç Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 5.0
SOS224 Siyaset Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 5.0
SOS226 Köy Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 5.0
SOS298 Gelişim Psikolojisi 927001 3 0 0 5.0
SOS-5 /
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS321 Suç Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS323 Sosyal Politika 927001 4 0 0 6.0
SOS325 Gençlik Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS327 Osmanlı Toplum Yapısı 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS395 Klasik Mantık 927001 4 0 0 6.0
SOS397 İlk Çağ Felsefesi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS-6 /
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS322 İletişim Sosyolojisi 927001 4 0 0 6.0
SOS326 Din Sosyolojisi 927001 4 0 0 6.0
SOS328 Küçük Gruplar Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS396 Modern Mantık 927001 4 0 0 6.0
SOS398 Ortaçağ Felsefesi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS-7 /
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SOS421 Yoksulluk Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS423 Sağlık Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS425 Edebiyat Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS497 Öğrenme Psikolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS499 Aydınlanma Felsefesi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS-8 /
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SKD002 Entrepreneurship 927001 2 2 0 3.0
SOS422 Kimlik Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS424 İktisat Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS426 Yaşlılık Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS428 Turizm Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS496 20. Yüzyıl Felsefesi 927001 3 0 0 6.0
SOS498 Endüstri ve Örgüt Psikolojisi 927001 3 0 0 6.0