Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Social Policy CEK 446 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. CİHAN SELEK ÖZ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res.Asst. Yunus Yiğit

Course Category Teaching Suitable For Field
Course Objective

The aims of this course are to analyse socio-economic evolutions and problems in social and labour life through the historical process and to determine problems of different social groups and to improve solution strategies with social policy instruments.

Course Content

In this course, different viewpoints about social policy theories will be researched. In addition to this, subjects such as unemployment, migration, poverty, social problems in Turkey will be discussed. Different social grouups such as family, young people, unemployed people, poors, disabled people will be examined.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 It explains national and international level activities of social policy. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
2 It explains the concept of trade unions and the process of change in the union rights. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 It discusses the social policy applications in Turkey. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
4 It develops ideas towards domination of social policies such as peace and solidarity in the society. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 It evaluates significance, reasons and results of overall social policy applications in social sciences. Discussion, Lecture, Question-Answer, Homework, Testing,
6 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
7 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, 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 yesterday to today 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 ve 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 people and social policies)
12 Policies for Turkey’s socio-economicl 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
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have knowledge on public administration (e.g. administrative sciences, bureaucracy, Turkish public administration, local government and comparative public administration), new management techniques (e.g. strategic management, performance management, human resource management), politics and sociology (e.g. political science, history of political thought, Turkish political life, sociology, social structure of Turkey, contemporary political movements and political parties), public law (e.g. Turkish constitutional law, administrative law) and private law, urbanization, environmental problems and environment legislation. X
2 Using fundamental statistical package programs, making researches on academic and occupational issues, and gripping research processes. X
3 Having potential and ability of development himself/herself on the career fields of public administration like governing, inspectorship and controllership. X
4 Predominant on public law as well as private law, follows changes of legislations, comments legislations and adapts it to practice. X
5 Having qualities for varying positions of management (for instance human resources, public relations, finance and inspection) in public organizations, political institutions, private sector and non-profit establishments. X
6 Having different views for issues, facts and cases, having capacity of proposing solutions, and preparing program and decision drafts. X
7 Following theoretical and practical developments in the fields of administration, law, politics, urbanization and environmental issues at national and international levels. X
8 Following technologies of informatics, fundamental computer programs, information systems on administration and management field, and using them effectively.
9 Compatible for team work, having ability of taking initiative, open for innovative ideas and analytical thought. X
10 Using Turkish properly, expressing himself/herself accurately and has ability of empathy. X
11 Know at least one foreign occupational language.
12 Awareness of professional and scientific ethical codes. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 90
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
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 15 15
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 135
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.4
dersAKTSKredisi 5