Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102065181998Social Changes Rural Communities and Adoption of InnovationsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To provide information about rural communities, families in rural communities, religion, social change, social classesbureaucracy, public safety, agriculture and agro-industry, relationships between agriculture and environment. To discuss the rural development works in world and Turkey by explaining the concept of rural development. To examine works related to groups in rural communities especially the disadvantaged groups like rural women and poors
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof.Dr. Buket Karaturhan
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding the factors affecting the process of innovations
2To have an idea about the concept of culture and family, religion, government and economic institutions forming rural culture
3Providing students with an idea about definition and functioning of norms and values, and bureaucracy in rural communities and providing them to have an idea about the
4Being able to learn and gain skills about change and development of rural communities
51.The concept of rural area and knowledge about the structure of rural communities
6Benefits from sociology in rural communities and examination of social classes
7Analysis on the impact of social changes in rural institutions
8Identification of social and cultural factors that hinder the agricultural and social change, and determination of necessary work for the elimination of these factors.
9Acquisition of skills for the introduction and extension of innovations in rural areas
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition and structure of rural communities; economic development, agricultural development and agricultural technologies, social change and development, rural social system, social groups, social stratification and the strength-interaction structure, social norms and values in communities, the flow of agricultural technology in rural areas, what is the modern technology, technology transfer strategies (models ), the reflection of agricultural technology in rural areas, dissemination and elements of innovations, innovation and the creation of innovation, decision process in the adoption of innovations, factors affecting the adoption of innovations, innovation and adoption groups, leadership and the dissemination of innovation
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Course description and content, identification of students’ expectations from the course, definition of rural community, prior information about the structure and social change
2Introduction to rural sociology and social change (definitions, developed and developing societies, social changes)
3Culture, socialization, role-status and social class, social stratification, groups, and strength of interaction between groups, rural organizations and the relationships between them
4Rural families (family definition), functions, family changes, trends, farming and family relationships)
5The nature of farming, agriculture, trends and changes, changes in farmers' attitudes and values
6Farmers' organizations in rural areas, farmers and farmers' movements as a pressure group, farmers' cooperatives
7Midterm
8Agro- industrial management and public relations, agriculture and rural industry effects on environmental quality
9Economic development, agricultural development and agricultural technologies
10Introduction and dissemination of innovations (innovation characteristics, decision-making process, adoption process, adoption categories
11Rural poverty, nature of rural poverty, disadvantaged groups (women, poor, landless, etc.) in rural areas.
12The concept of rural development, to reveal the basic areas of study in rural development, to determine the main features of rural development policies and practices
13To transfer the techniques of problem analysis and solution approaches to rural development studies To determine the role of the dynamics of community development in rural development To discuss the relationships between rural development and agricultural development, rural industry and development To develop projects related to rural development and determine the important points at this stage
14To discuss the developments in rural development in the world and the EU and examine the issue in terms of Turkey
15Turkish National Rural Development Strategy to give information about the rural development projects carried out and implemented in Turkey and to discuss the compliance of them in terms of Turkish conditions , in the process of harmonization with the EU Evaluation of the course
16Final
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Social Change in Rural Societies/Everett M. Rogers, Rabel J.Burdge, Peter F,Korsching, Joseph Donnermeyer, 1988 2. Diffusion of Innovasyon / Everett M. Rogers, 1983 3. Agricultural Extensionin Developing Countries /Everett M. Rogers, 1990 4. İnternet SiteleriSocial Change in Rural Socities, Everett M. Rogers, Rabel J. Burge, Peter F., Korsching, Joseph Donnermeyer
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination177
Final Examination188
Attending Lectures15230
Brain Storming177
Project Preparation21020
Project Presentation2816
Individual Study for Homework Problems15230
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Homework81080
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)228
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