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Department of Visual Communication Design

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
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 Midterm
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 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

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
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
35
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
0
Homework / Assignments
1
10
10
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
12
12
Final Exam
1
16
16
    Total
150

 

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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