Course Code: 
SPRI 421
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
7
Course Language: 
Fransızca
Course Objectives: 
This course focuses on the redaction of undergraduate thesis and tackles the research methods in social sciences.
Course Content: 

Social fact, Study object, Initial question, Problems, Hypothesis, Theory choice, Methods of research, Technics of analysis.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

The student acquires the tools of analysis which are necessary for an academic research.

 

1,8

1,2,3,9,12

A,C

The student improves his professional skills by learning these topics in French.

 

5

1,2,3,9,12

A,C

The student learns about different research models.

 

 

1,8

1,2,3,9,12

A,C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

 

Introduction to Methodology and Reseach Methods in Social Sciences

 

2

 

Methods in Social Sciences

 

3

Subject of the thesis and stages of redaction

 

4

Plan of the thesis

 

5

Construction of the theorical framework

 

6

Bibliographical research

 

7

MIDTERM

 

8

Redaction of the thesis

 

9

Citations and references

 

10

Content and data analysis

 

11

 

Qualitative Method-1

 

12

Qualitative Method-2

 

13

Qualitative Method-3

 

14

Assessment and Conclusion

 

15

Assessment and Conclusion

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Recommended Sources

Documents

Guide méthodologique : mémoire de fin d’études, Département Francophone de Sciences Politiques et des Relations Internationales, Université Yeditepe, 2013.

Assignments

 

Exams

 

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents

Guide méthodologique : mémoire de fin d’études, Département Francophone de Sciences Politiques et des Relations Internationales, Université Yeditepe, 2013.

Assignments

 

Exams

 

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

100

Quizzes

0

0

Assignment

0

0

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

1

Students should be able to conduct independent research or undergraduate theses in their discipline by specifying information needs for investigating a topic-of interest, accessing the appropriate sources of knowledge, and preparing a comprehensive research/project report.

 

 

 

 

2

Students should be able to set goals and objectives, plan strategies and projects in their business life and working domain

 

 

 

 

3

Students should be able to critically evaluate the body of knowledge in their area, assess self-competency, and direct self-learning efforts accordingly. Within this respect,  students should understand the importance of life-long learning

 

 

 

 

4

Student should perform a multilevel analysis of national and global dynamics, and should understand the importance of flexible thinking, adaptability, and the ability to formulate innovative solutions to pursue a successful career.

 

 

 

 

5

Students should be able to effectively communicate in written or oral French with people from diverse backgrounds, and should have the French proficiency to follow and interpret the global dynamics that shape their discipline. By improving their French proficiency, they improve their competitive power in the field they work.

 

 

x

 

6

By learning a second language, students have the opportunity to increase their work field

 

 

 

 

7

Students should understand the importance of respect for individual and cultural diversity, and should be able to emphatically interact with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in social and professional settings

 

 

 

 

8

Students should be able to use qualitative and quantitative research methods through appropriate computer programs

 

 

x

 

9

Students should understand standards of personal, professional and social ethics, evaluate the ethical implications of various practices related to their discipline, and have awareness of the importance of ethical behavior in adding value to society.

 

 

 

 

10

Within the framework of the knowledge acquire in the field, students should understand the personal, social, and ecological dimensions of social responsibility, and have the awareness that being socially responsible is an active citizenship duty of each and every individual.

 

 

 

 

11

Students should know that universality of social rights and social justice are the principle components of contemporary society, and that scientific thinking is an essential prerequisite for maintaining social advancement and global competitiveness.

 

 

 

 

12

Students should understand the importance of quality, safety and health management, corporate social responsibility, personal, professional, and cross-cultural respect, and professional ethics in maintaining organizational sustainability in Professional life and working institutions and organizations.

 

 

 

 

13

Students should internalize the concepts and theoretical models in the social, political and economic domains through a multi-dimensional perspective by implementing scientific research methods; have the capability to research, access and analyze issues in their field.

 

 

 

 

14

By learning the Turkish political system and the functioning of domestic and international politics, the students develop their capacity to analyze

 

 

 

 

15

Students should have evaluate the models on the attitudes and behaviors of the states, the functioning of the international political and economic system, problems in international relations through the acquired theoretically and practically  advanced knowledge; should have ability to think analytically

 

 

x

 

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

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

30

30

Homework

0

0

0

Final examination

1

40

40

Total Work Load

 

 

166

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

6,6

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

7