Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu
Graduate School of Social Sciences - Sociology

General Description

History

The Department of Sociology of Ondokuz Mayis University has provided the Master's Programme since 2012.

Qualification Awarded

Master of Science in Sociology

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle

Specific Admission Requirements

In order to apply the Master's programme with thesis, candidates are required to get a minimum of 55 from ALES (the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center, OSYM) and a minimum of 60 points in the total of 65% of the ALES, 25% of the average mark of an undergraduate programme and 10% of a foreign language proficiency exam. In case where a certificate of the result of ÜDS or alternative foreign language exam approved by the Institution of Higher Education (YÖK) is not submitted, the mark of foreign language profıcıency will be calculated as zero (0). Candidates who have the highest marks will be accepted to the programme according to the quota announced earlier. When the accumulated points of multiple candidates are equal, a candidate who has the higher point in the average mark of an undergraduate programme is prioritized.

Preparatory Courses: Candidates of non-sociology graduates may be required to take preparatory courses for one (1) year. Preparatory courses may be completed with the credits ranging from the minimum 12 to the maximum 24 depending on a discipline which a candidate studied in the undergraduate programme and his or her transcript.

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

For a student who has taken a Master's programme in the same discipline at another institution, the exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program can be accepted upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ondokuz Mayis University is not an exception to this.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The Programme requires a minimum of seven compulsory and elective courses, one seminar and Thesis Work with a minimum of 24 credits or 120 AKTS credits. A student's academic performance can be evaluated in multiple ways such as assignment, report, in-class quiz and presentation as well as midterm and final exams. A student is required to get a minimum of 70 out of 100 in order to pass a course. A student can repeat the courses which s/he failed or take other courses in the Programme approved by the supervisor. It is also possible to choose postgraduate courses provided by other institutions of higher education on the conditions of the proposals of the supervisor and the Chair of the Programme and the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. A student may take the maximum of two undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. Seminar and Thesis Work are non-credit courses and evaluated in terms of pass or failed. A student must be registered for Thesis Work every semester after no later than the third semester. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis by using the data collected according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then defend the thesis again in front of the jury. In case of the failure of this oral examination, the student is expelled from the Master's Programme.

Profile of The Programme

The Progamme consists of the courses on sociological theories, methodologies, research methods and sub-fields in the discipline.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples

Employment in private and public institutions as sociologists or social researchers

Access to Further Studies

Students who successfully complete the Master's Programme can apply for a Doctor's programme of sociology or many other disciplines when meeting the other requirements of an institution they apply.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Written and/or oral examinations

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are as explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations.”

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

Full Time

Address, Programme Director or Equivalent

The Chair of the Programme: Prof.Dr. Niyazi Usta
The coordinator of AKTS: Yasemin Yüce Tar
Address: Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyoloji Bölümü Kurpelit-Samsun 55139

Facilities

Library, seminar rooms, computer rooms

Programme Outcomes

  1. Ability to communicate and show initiative as a Sociologist in his/her field of duty.
  2. To apply his/her knowledge and skills in disciplinary and interdisciplinary group works
  3. Ability to evaluate the contributions of analysis and interpretation of social issues by a Sociologist in global and local frames
  4. To be conscious of work ethics
  5. Ability and responsibility to follow the social issues at global and local levels
  6. Ability and potential to produce scientific knowledge in Sociology and Social Sciences.
  7. Ability to grasp structures and operations of basic social institutions /sectors and identify emerging issues in these areas
  8. Ability to identify, create modeling of, and analyze social facts and events by using the knowledge of basic concepts and theories in Sociology
  9. Ability to analyze and design a social issue, on the basis of a theoretical framework and research techniques chosen according to a specified purpose
  10. Ability to collect,analyze and interpret data about a given social problem

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
SBE1Optional Subject 927003 0 0 0 0.0
SOS603 927001 3 0 0 0.0
Total 3 0 0 0.0
Semester 2
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SBE100Specialization Field Course 927001 4 0 0 0.0
SBE2Optional Subject 927003 0 0 0 0.0
SBESEMYLSeminar 927001 0 0 0 0.0
Total 4 0 0 0.0
Semester 3
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SBE100Specialization Field Course 927001 4 0 0 0.0
SBETEZThesis 927001 0 0 0 30.0
Total 4 0 0 30.0
Semester 4
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
SBE100Specialization Field Course 927001 4 0 0 0.0
SBETEZThesis 927001 0 0 0 30.0
Total 4 0 0 30.0
SBE1 / Optional Subject
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
2301046012012 Classical Sociology Theories 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046022012 Classical Sociology Theories 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046042012 Statistical Methods And Computer Applications in Social Science II 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046052012 Sociology Of Change 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046062012 Stratification, Class And Status 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046072012 Woman, Gender And Other Differences 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046082012 Sociology Of Health: Health And illness 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046102012 Sociology Of Body 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046112012 Social Problems in Turkey 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046122012 Turkish Sociologists 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046132012 Social Movements, Identity, Conflict, Policy 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046142012 Modernity And Postmodernity 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046152012 Religion And Society 927001 3 0 0 7.5
BSY606 Sports Sociology 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS616 Göç, Kültür ve Kimlik 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS617 Gündelik Yaşam ve Gözetim 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS618 Kalkınma Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS619 Kent Çalışmaları 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS620 Kültür Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS621 Türkiye’de Siyasal Fikir Hareketleri 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS622 Sosyal Devlet Tartışmaları 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS623 Türk Edebiyatının Sosyolojik İmkânları 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SBE2 / Optional Subject
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
2301046012012 Classical Sociology Theories 927001 3 0 0 0.0
2301046022012 Classical Sociology Theories 927001 3 0 0 0.0
2301046042012 Statistical Methods And Computer Applications in Social Science II 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046052012 Sociology Of Change 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046062012 Stratification, Class And Status 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046072012 Woman, Gender And Other Differences 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046082012 Sociology Of Health: Health And illness 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046092012 State And Society 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046102012 Sociology Of Body 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046112012 Social Problems in Turkey 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046122012 Turkish Sociologists 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046132012 Social Movements, Identity, Conflict, Policy 927001 3 0 0 7.5
2301046142012 Modernity And Postmodernity 927001 3 0 0 0.0
2301046152012 Religion And Society 927001 3 0 0 0.0
BSY606 Sports Sociology 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS616 Göç, Kültür ve Kimlik 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS617 Gündelik Yaşam ve Gözetim 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS618 Kalkınma Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS619 Kent Çalışmaları 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS620 Kültür Sosyolojisi 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS621 Türkiye’de Siyasal Fikir Hareketleri 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS622 Sosyal Devlet Tartışmaları 927001 3 0 0 0.0
SOS623 Türk Edebiyatının Sosyolojik İmkânları 927001 3 0 0 0.0