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Faculty of Letters - Sociology - First Cycle Programme

General Description
Department of Sociology at Faculty of Letters, Ege University was founded as a department of Behavioral Sciences in 1976. The department has restructured as current situation. It’s one of the oldest Turkey with 4 major field of study and 15 lecturers. The department has been accepting postgraduate students at 3 major fields of study since 1972. The aims of department are providing ground for researches; developing strategies for creating research groups in education and researches; creating ground for national and international colorations; improve the quality of sociological education in Turkey; cooperating with public/institution on different levels.
Qualification Awarded
The Bachelor's Degree in Sociology ( first cycle in Sociology ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum
Level of Qualification
First Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The general requirements explained in “General Admission Requirements” of Information on the Institution part are applied for admission of students.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Also successful vocational school graduates to continue their educaiton to obtain Bachelor’s degrees if they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) are admitted. The courses to be taken by these students are determined by the relevant department, on the basis of courses they have completed in the programs from which they have graduated. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University and hence of the Department is not an exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS).
Profile of The Programme
Informing undergraduate students about development of fundemental sociological theories, contemporary approaches and findings; improving skills of undergraduates to make social scientefic researches and applications; systematic data collection on social structure and the problems of Turkey and particularly The Aegean reagion, developing capacity of undergraduates in order to make them enabled to continue to graduate programs, trainin gradute studends both in theorical and applied sociology; training future teaching staff for the academy and training future researchers and specialists for the puclic and private sectors are the main purposesses of the department..
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
By getting the sufficient grades in KPSS, the grads can be employed in a variety of state institutions. By getting educational science formation, they can be employed as Phil-Psy-Soc teachers both in private and public schools.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates holding Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to Master’s Degree programmes at national level and /or international level both in the same and in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Mmeasurement and assessment for each course are identified in the part "Course Teaching Plan", in a detailed way.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof.Dr. Aylin Nazlı, Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Sociology, 35100 Bornova Izmir, Turkey
2 professors, 3 associate professors, 5 assistant professors,1 instructor and 2 resaerch assistans are affiliated in the department. Although overwhelmingly theoretical education is provided, students can find opportunities in gain experience through study in resaearch projects of the staff. Meanwhile, students can do internship in private or public institutions, depening on their wills. They can complete a part of their education in any European university through LLP/Erasmus Programme.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To have the ability to master computer and statistical knowledge and skills necessary to be able to do a sociological research.
2To be able to follow the developments in the field of Sociology
3To be able to adopt the attitude of life-long learning.
4To be able to show the ability to use skills of communication and take initiative as a sociologist in the field.
5To be able to comprehend the structure and functioning of the basic social institutions/sectors and identify the problems in these areas.
6To be able to have the knowledge of a foreign language at a level to be able to follow the developments in the field of Sociology.
7To have enough training of Philosophy-Psychology-Logic to be able to work as a teacher of Philosophy
8To be able to practice knowledge and skills during intra and interdisciplinary group work activities.
9To be able to have awareness of professional ethics
10To be able to evaluate the contributions of analyzing and interpreting social issues in the global and local environment as a sociologist.
11To be able to have the responsibilities and skills to follow social issues at global and local level.
12To be able to collect data about any social problem, analyze the data and interpret them.
13To be able to analyze a social issue on the basis of a determined goal, and to analyze and design it in accordance with the selected theoretical framework and research methods.
14To be able to identify, model and analyze social cases and issues by having the knowledge of the basic concepts and theories of Sociology

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
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