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Course Code and Title: SOS 227-Environmental Sociology

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: Second Year, Autumn
Course Length: One Semester
Pre-requisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 6
Lecturer: Dr. Nilüfer Özcan Demir
Course Contents: The course is divided into two main sections. While in the first section, the fundamental features and principles of the approaches developed on ecology, and their viewpoints on the individual-nature-society interaction are examined; in the second section with regard to the principals constituted parallel to first section, the students are requested to make research focused on a basic environmental problem and to present it.  
Course Objectives: Students that have been taking the course environmental sociology, primarily figure out the fundamentals of the mechanist and ecological views which have been scientifically developed on environment. Within this framework, parallel with the main concepts of environmental sociology as ecology, urban-human being ecology and environmental policies; students understand and evaluate the mutual interaction between individual and environment, and they get the ability of expressing how the social events can be treated in terms of ecology.
Teaching Method: The first section: lecturing; the second section: the students are to make research, to prepare research paper and to present it, to participate in and to discuss throughout the presentation  
Assessment Method: One written exam and one assignment (50%), final exam (50 %)
Recommended Reading List
Berkes Fikret, M. Kışlalıoğlu, (1995) Çevre ve Ekoloji İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi
Brisk M. (2000) Çevre Dostu 1001 Proje, İstanbul: Beyaz Yayınları
Zihnioğlu A. (1998) Bir Yeşilin Peşinde, Ankara: Tübitak Yay.

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