Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Sociology Of Disaster SOS 502 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. HACI MUSA TAŞDELEN
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Course Objective To introduce students to disaster as an area of sociological inquiry, and to gain an overview of the literature on sociology of disaster
Course Content Disaster types and effects, disaster research , disaster theories, disaster and collective behavior, disaster organized response to disasters, the long-term social impact , disaster management and civil aid organizations , disaster and social stratification, disaster and social change .
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To make differences between types of disasters Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 To analyze the sociological aspects of disaster Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 To evaluate the role of civil society organizations in disaster management Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 To understand the long-term social impact of disasters Lecture, Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Types of Disasters : Natural and technological disasters
2 The history of disaster research
3 Sociology and disaster research
4 Disasters and collective behavior
5 Organized response to disaster
6 Theories of social vulnerability in disasters
7 Long-term social impacts of disasters
8 Organized response to disaster II
9 Disaster management and civil society organizations
10 Disaster . and social stratification
11 Gender and disasters
12 Post-disaster condition
13 Social impacts of disasters according to age group
14 Disasters and social change
Course Notes Lecture Notes
Course Resources 1. Walter Gillis Peacock, Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters

2. Henry W., Iii, Ph.D. Fischer, Response to Disaster: Fact Versus Fiction & Its Perpetuation : The Sociology of Disaster

3. Robert A Stallings, The sociology of disaster after forty years

4. Enrico Louis Quarantelli, Disasters: Theory and research (Sage studies in international sociology)

5. Enrico Louis Quarantelli, Disaster studies: An historical analysis of the influences of basic sociology and applied use on the research done in the last 35 years (Preliminary paper)

6. Robert A. Stallings, Methods of Disaster Research

7. Veysel Bozkurt, Deprem ve Toplum, Alfa Yayınları, İstanbul, 1999
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to perceive and evaluate social matters at national and universal level X
2 To be able to evaluate sociological process from beginning to current in terms of leading Turkish thinkers at national level X
3 To be able to understand and solve the particular social problems and closely acquainted with related branches of Sociology X
4 To be able to interrogate and pose a question on popular contemporary sociological concepts objectively as globalization, multiculturalism, identity and postmodernism X
5 To be able to do researches and to improve a method about the sociological problems and produce solutions X
6 To be able to analyze the social conditions in nineteenth century that caused rising of Sociology X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Assignment 1 30 30
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Workload 149
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.96
dersAKTSKredisi 6