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FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Industrial Design

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.
Learning Outcomes 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 Description 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 In-class Writing
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 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

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
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
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
0
Study Hours Out of Class
15
3
45
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
23
23
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
32
32
Final Exam
1
32
32
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial design, and to apply it to a variety of products, services and systems from conventional industries to urban scale with innovative and sustainable approaches

2

To be able to communicate design concepts and proposals for solutions, which are supported with quantitative and qualitative data, to specialists and non-specialists through visual, written, and oral means

3

To be able to equipped with the related theoretical and methodological knowledge of engineering, management, and visual communication that is required for interdisciplinary characteristic of industrial design; and to collaborate with other disciplines, organizations, or companies

4

To be able to equipped with the knowledge of history and theory of design, arts and crafts; and culture of industrial design

5

To be able to equipped with social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of disciplinary information and to employ these values regarding different needs

6

To be able to develop contemporary approaches individually and as a team member to solve today’s problems in the practice of industrial design

7

To be able to define design problems within their contexts and circumstances, and to propose solutions for them within the discipline of industrial design considering materials, production technologies and ergonomics

8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies, physical model making techniques and machinery, at an adequate level to the discipline of industrial design

9

To be able to employ design research and methods within the theory and practice of industrial design

10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen specialization area within the industrial design field

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of industrial design 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

 


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