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Department of Visual Communication Design

GEHU 210 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Principles of Social Sciences I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 210
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to distinguish scientific and nonscientific knowledge.
  • will be able to question social institutions and events within the framework of the social sciences.
  • will be able to explain the evolution of social life within the framework of anthropological concepts.
  • will be able to evaluate the significance and the role of culture in social life.
  • will be able to evaluate the different forms of social inequality by using the basic theories and concepts of sociology.
  • will be able to define the general scope of psychology and the theories of personality development.
  • will be able to interrogate the existence of prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping in social life by using the basic concepts of social psychology.
  • will be able to distinguish political ideologies by using the basic concepts of political science.
Course Description In addition to a specific discussion on the nature of scientific knowledge and social sciences, the course will cover selected issues from anthropology, sociology, psychology, social psychology, political science and economics.

 



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
2 Social Science & Critical thinking and reading skills for HUM 103 Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society*, Chapter 1 (The additional reading material will be available at blackboard).
3 Society, Culture and Cultural Change Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 4
4 Society, Individual and Social Interaction Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 7
5 Social and Economic Stratification Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 11
6 MIDTERM
7 Movie Screening
8 Stratification, Minorities, and Discrimination Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 12
9 Politics and Society Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 13
10 Ideologies I Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 13 & Micheal Roskin et al, Political Science: An Introduction, Prentice Hall International, 6th ed., 1997, pp. 98-123.
11 Ideologies II Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 13 & Micheal Roskin et al, Political Science: An Introduction, Prentice Hall International, 6th ed., 1997, pp. 98-123.
12 Movie screening
13 In-class Writing
14 Economics and Society Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, Chapter 16
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Must readings mentioned in this information sheet.

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
25
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
4
64
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
14
14
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
17
17
Final Exam
1
22
22
    Total
165

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to apply the fundamental principles of design in creating visual narratives and messages, using physical and digital media,

2

To attain complex problem-solving skills, using various design methods,

3

To have a clear understanding of creative/art direction,

4

To be able to use the advanced theoretical and applied knowledge attained in the areas of Visual Communication Design,

5

To act with social and ethical awareness and to take responsibility, both individually and collectively, for developing aesthetic and effective design solutions,

6

To be able to investigate, interpret and evaluate the developments on Visual Communication Design in the world and in Turkey,

7

To have an advanced level of knowledge and experience in producing/editing still and moving images,

8

To attain proficiency in using related software, media, and communication technologies,

9

To gain reflexive and critical thinking abilities,

10

To undertake self-directed and continuous education in the discipline, to develop a lifelong learning attitude,

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Visual Communication Design 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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