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.
Course Description 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 Content 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
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
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
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
18
Final Exam
1
20
    Total
165

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language 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