Course Information
SemesterCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleT+P+LCreditNumber of ECTS Credits
8SOC 402Graduation Thesis II5+0+0510

Course Details
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Unit Bachelor's Degree
Department / Program BA Program in Sociology
Mode of Delivery Face to Face
Type of Course Unit Compulsory
Objectives of the Course At the end of the semester each student will,
1. Find and answer any questions about his / her thesis.
2. Learn how to determine a sociological issue or case through sociological thinking.
3. Be able to write a research proposal about a sociological subject and have knowledge about sociological methods
4. Listen to relevant academicians, experts and postgraduate researchers, see different perspectives and develop their ability to look at issues critically and in a multidimensional way.
5. Learn how to revise and improve their research by taking comments, suggestions and criticisms about the subject by presenting their research.
6. Develop skills in both sociological academic critical thinking and application of this approach in research.
Course Content The aim of this course is to develop thesis about the research topics of the undergraduate students, to discuss in an interactive way, to research different approaches about the topics and to strengthen the thesis topics and researcher aspects with the comments and criticisms taken. First of all, the students will be introduced to the ways and methods of sociological through the shared academic experiences of faculty members and guest speakers and to choose a related topic and develop a research question and suggestion. Based on this research question, the existing literature will be searched and the methodological methods to be used will be discussed. It is important that each student taking this course develops both sociological critical thinking and application skills in researching these approaches. In this way, students will complete the thesis period with a well-structured thesis proposal, research question, possible methodological approaches and a certain literature knowledge and will have a more efficient thesis writing process.
Course Methods and Techniques Face to face
Prerequisites and co-requisities None
Course Coordinator None
Name of Lecturers Prof.Dr. Alev Erkilet
Prof.Dr. Recep Şentürk
Prof.Dr. Ramazan Aras
Asist Prof.Dr. Nursem Keskin Aksay
Asist Prof.Dr. Diane Pranzo
Assistants None
Work Placement(s) No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources Becker, H. S. (2008). Tricks of the trade: How to think about your research while you're doing it. Chicago [Univ. of Chicago Press.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Discuss different research topics and how they are handled
2. Understand which research methods can be used for research subject
3. Decide research topics for his thesis
4. Develop a research question for thesis topic
5. Recognize how to approach literature review, conceptual framework and historical context in a research
6. Build alternative research projects proposals
7. Create the ability of critical thinking and research development on sociological cases

Course Category
Social Sciences %100

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"

Assessment Methods and Criteria
In-Term Studies Quantity Percentage
Assignment 1 % 30
Attendance 1 % 10
Practice 1 % 20
Project 1 % 40
Total
4
% 100

 
ECTS Allocated Based on Student Workload
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Course Duration 14 3 42
Assignments 1 72 72
Practice 1 66 66
Project 1 120 120
Total Work Load   Number of ECTS Credits 10 300

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
NoLearning Outcomes
1 Discuss different research topics and how they are handled
2 Understand which research methods can be used for research subject
3 Decide research topics for his thesis
4 Develop a research question for thesis topic
5 Recognize how to approach literature review, conceptual framework and historical context in a research
6 Build alternative research projects proposals
7 Create the ability of critical thinking and research development on sociological cases


Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTopicsStudy MaterialsMaterials
1 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
2 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
3 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
4 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
5 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
6 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
7 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
8 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
9 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
10 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
11 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
12 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
13 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis
14 thesis discussion with advisor readings about the thesis documents related with the thesis


Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10 P11 P12 P13
C1 5 5 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 5 3 3 3
C2 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 3 3 5 3 3 3
C3 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 4 5 3 3 3
C4 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 3 3
C5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3
C6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3
C7 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 3 3 3

Contribution: 1: Very Slight 2:Slight 3:Moderate 4:Significant 5:Very Significant


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