Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
YCS201SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND MANAGEMENTElective233
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main goal of this lesson is Evaluation of working life sociologically. At the end of this course, -Students will be able to debate the topic of sociology of work and changing meaning of working -Students are expected to identify the key areas of HRM, the problems faced by HR managers and the functions required of this department in contemporary organizations
Name of Lecturer(s)
Asist. Prof. Dr. EBRU ÇETİN
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to define the basic concepts of modern working life and sociology of work
2To be able to understand and interpret of human resources policies in organizations
3To be able to have the responsibility and skills of following the social phenomena and social events which is related to global and local level of working life
4To be able to apply of sociological knowledge and skills to group working in working life.
5
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this course, concept of work will be covered. Mainly in the course, labor relations in the modern sector will be examined. Also, the main functions of human resources will be examined in a comparative and international perspective. This end, strategic human resources management role within the organization will be analyzed. The key points of the human resources management, problems faced by managers and the functions of the human resources department in organizations will be discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Presenting the syllabus, Field of the sociology of work, Definition and history of sociology of work
2Definition of sociology of work and history
3View from the sociological perspective to work and working
4Changing meaning of working, Globalization of labour force, Workers in 2000's
5The development of a dynamic world economy, new global arrangements and working relationships
6New technologies, concepts related to production and management styles, lean manufacturing, just in time production, flexible business model.
7East paradigm at business management: example of Japan
8Midterm
9The differences of Japanese business management from Western European companies
10The concept and importance of Human Resources Management
11Transition to human resources management
12The Functions of Human Resources Management
13Communication in business
14Organization Culture
15Evaluation of course
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Keith Grint (çev. ed. Veysel Bozkurt) (1998) Çalışma Sosyolojisi. Alfa Yayınları. -Zafer ZİRHİNLİOĞLU, Meslekler ve Sosyoloji, Gündoğan, 1996 -Veysel BOZKURT, Yeni Çalışma Etiği, Alesta, 2000 -Metin EROL, Sanayileşme ve Ekonomik Gelişmenin Sosyolojisi, Nobel, 2002 -Gürüz Demet, Yaylacı Özdemir Gaye( 2009) İletişimci Gözüyle İnsan Kaynakları Yönetimi, MediCat, İstanbul.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study428
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11919
Individual Study for Final Examination11919
Reading4312
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
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LO2      
LO3     4
LO4    4 
LO5      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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