Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Social Policy CEK 357 5 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ABDULKADİR ALTINSOY
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ABDULKADİR ALTINSOY,
Course Assistants Res.Asst. Cihan Durmuşkaya
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective This course aims to discuss current issues in social policy in the context of seminal contributions to political philosophy and economic thought. Major topics covered include theoretical approaches to behavioral and institutional determinants of social cohesion, meaning of social justice in relation to individual needs and rights, and concepts of autonomy and dependency as they appear in the debates around different mechanisms of socioeconomic protection. The role of the state, family and community, as well as religious and secular civil society associations in welfare provisioning will be discussed with reference to different currents of social theory and their policy implications. Limits of social policy in the satisfaction of human needs will be among the questions dissussed.
Course Content productivity, prolificacy, employment, development, social welfare and social reconciliation
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 This course will introduce you to a social constructionist perspective. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 This course will teach you how to apply this perspective to the analysis of issues and themes in social policy, for example, in relation to links between conceptions and experiences of the family and social policy, and the reconstruction of welfare. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 This course will establish the relevance of concepts of power, social difference and discourse for the study of social policy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
4 This course will enable you to evaluate explanations of changes in the relation between citizens/subjects, welfare and the state, and in family interactions and experiences. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 This course will help you to communicate and apply your knowledge in an appropriately scholarly manner. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
6 To show the importance of hollistic social policy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
7 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The meaning of social policy as a concept and its historical background.
2 Aims of social policy: social peace, social solidarity, social justice, social integration, social development, welfare, aid.
3 From past to present social state, social security, social aids and social services in Ottoman Empire and Turkish Rebuclic.
4 Social policies for labour life (a: preventions for cop out in work life; b: preventions for mobbing and sexual harassment in work life; c: organizational performance in work life; d: social accountability in organizations)
5 Social policies for family life (a: natural and social foundations of motherhood; b: social policies for violence in family)
6 Social policies for women (a: psycho-social rehabilitation of prostitutes; b: feminst gender policies and gender mainstreaming)
7 Social policies that provides social justice (a: distribution of income and welfare; b: social transfers; c: social tax system; d: types of welfare distribution)
8 Basic policies and viewpoints of social evolution and social progress (social structural, demographic structural, social capital, social movements, quality of life, social welfare services and social planning)
9 Midterm Exam
10 Policies for Turkey’s social problems (a: social policies for ragamuffins in Turkey)
11 Policies for Turkey’s social problems (a: social policy strategies for elderly and disabled people in Turkey; b: Active policy for elderly and disabled people; c: care problems of elderly and disabled)
12 Policies for Turkey’s socio-economic problems (a: poverty and struggle with poverty; b: unemployment and active employment policies)
13 Policies for Turkey’s social problems in public administration (a: local social policy practices in Turkey; b: social municipality and local social development)
14 Evolution in social state mentality of Turkey in the way to EU and looking for new pradigms.
Course Notes
Course Resources Kala, Eyüp Sabri; Osmanlılarda Sosyal Güvenlik-Sosyal Sigortalar (1865-1923); (Yayınlanmamış Yüksek Lisans Tezi); İstanbul Üniversitesi; Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü; İstanbul; 1994.
Güven, H. Sami; Sosyal Politikanın Temelleri; Ezgi Kitapevi; Bursa; 1995.
Giddens, Anthony; Üçüncü Yol-Sosyal Demokrasinin Yeniden Dirilişi; (Terc. Mehmet Özay); Birey Yay.; İst.; 2000.
Genç, Mehmet; Osmanlı İmparatorluğunda Devlet ve Ekonomi; Ötüken Yay.; İst.; 2000.
Armağan, Servet; İslam Hukukunda İşçi-İşveren Arasındaki Münasebetler ve Bazı Düşünceler; İst.; 1982.
Seyyar, Ali; TÜRKİYEDE SOSYAL DEVLET OLGUSU; Sosyal Politikalar Dergisi; Sayı 1; Güz 2006.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To research the functions, basic concepts and features of the international system; to learn the basic knowledge about the sub-topics of the international relations discipline. X
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations. X
3 To improve the foreign language skills. X
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations. X
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process. X
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework X
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law X
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework X
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically X
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law X
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics X
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples X
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines
18 To research the ideas of philosophers/thinkers who built the philosophical foundations of political science and to examine the contribution of these philosophical ideas to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations
19 To gain basic computer skills
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 135
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.4
dersAKTSKredisi 5