Lectures

revised: 07.02.2017

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GE 313 Human-Animal Interaction This course is designed to introduce the students to various topics regarding the interaction between humans and other animals. The course will explore human-animal interaction in historical, philosophical, psychological and anthropological contexts; also providing students with a retrospective view of the representation and perception of animals by humans. Several domains of interaction between humans and animals, such as animal rights, the use of animals as resources and commodities, pet ownership, and the use of animals as entertainment will be examined. The course will also emphasize and link human-animal interaction to issues related to environment and the wild life.
GE 216 Aging and the Elderly : Interdisciplinary Perspectives The population of the world is aging rapidly and this presents all of us with serious challenges in the future. What are the dynamics of aging from the perspective of the individual and society? What are the costs? What are the benefits? What are the problems and constraints faced? More specifically, who will look after the growing proportion of old people in the near future? How will society afford to care for them? What contributions might the elderly make to society and to their own lives? Where does Turkey stand with regard to these issues? How can we assure that the elderly in this society age with dignity? There is a great need to develop an awareness of aging issues. We all have a vested interest in aging, as we all hope to get there some day. This course deals with these and many other issues from the perspectives of the behavioral and social sciences, and the humanities: Philosophy, psychology, sociology, cognitive sciences, social policy, demography, law, philosophy, and communication. Issues such as biological rhythms and aging; aging and cognition; aging and the self; aging, population and gender; aging and sexuality; the representation of aging in textbooks and the media; the elderly and human rights; aging and social policy; and aging and health technologies will be dealt with.
GE 104 Contemporary Issues in Environment and Ecology This course aims at developing an understanding of the issues concerning the environment and ecology from a multidisciplinary perspective, especially focusing on problems arising from human intervention and attempted solutions thereof, trying to develop a universal approach by starting from everyday life and problems in Europe, Turkey and İstanbul. Within this framework, earth system, ecosystems and their dynamics and the impact of human intervention will be analyzed by dealing with: a) causes like resource use (renewable and non-renewable practices), industrialism and industrial production and consumption practices, global trade and consumption economy, waste, energy (production and use) and urbanisation: b) effects like the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats, global climate change and deterioration of urban environment: c) impacts and reflections on human health, ecosystem resilience, human rights, cultural rights, gender equality, social justice and politics. Finally, various responses adressing these problems will be discussed: technologist responses and sustainable development, environmental policies, economic responses, international (including EU level) and national environmental law, voluntaristic approaches like corporate responsibility and individual solutions as well as environmentalist, ecologist and green movements and campaigns and environmental NGOs will be discussed from a perspective of citizenship, ecocriticism, and new social movements. The course will be run in an interactive way via film and documentary debates, case analysis, role playing and simulations, group work and guest speakers.
GE 217 Digital and Data Activism This course on digital activism will deal with new media as a medium and focus on activism. Students will have the chance to discuss and analyse concepts such as new media, activism, data activism and crowdsourcing. The course will combine both theory and practice and therefore will focus both on readings and analyzing case studies. Various learning sources especially digital ones, will be used. Guest speakers will also be invited in order to better present both theories and cases. The course requires the full participation of students and is especially designed for those who would like to further implement their ideas. Therefore the course will also allow students to test, receive feedback and develop their ideas of activism. It is also designed to address students from all departments and does not have a pre-requisite.
GE 212 Social entrepreneurship in Turkey The Social Enterpreneurship in Turkey course aims to give a basic understanding of social enterpreneurship and its current situation in Turkey. Social entrepreneurs are those individuals who claim to contribute to the solution of the problems we face, through the social innovation projects they develop. Each project carried out by the social entrepreneurs does not only contribute to the solution of the relevant problem, but also changes the attitude, perception, behavior and methods that cause the problem. Through guest speakers, case discussions, lectures, film screenings, and student presentations the course will be implemented in an interactive way.
GE 219 Prejudices, Stereotypes and Disability The aim of this course is to analyze the disabling social dynamics, reflections of these dynamics in various areas, how they are represented, the processes which hinder the enjoyment of human rights and freedoms by persons with disabilities and how the situation can be transformed. In this regard the processes in which prejudices and stereotypes are formed, manifestations of prejudices and stereotypes, what constitutes discrimination and what the role of the social structure, media, law, city and architecture will also be analyzed. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will form the basis of this course.
GE 280 Ecological Social Entrepreneurship The course aims to examine fundamental problems such as ecological damage, the extinction of habitats and species, unhealthy food production, the energy crisis, economic and social crises and unsustainable cycles of production and consumption together with suggested solutions holistically and on site. Starting from the assumption that these vital problems stem from the weakening of human-nature relations, the workings of nature and the universe and examples of traditional systems of living that take these into account will be observed in their own settings. On the basis of examples they observe, students will develop scenarios for solving some of these problems created by life styles that are far removed from nature. The course program will build a holistic view of sustainability and harmony with nature step by step, using presentations, discussion sessions, role play, exercises, and visits to sites with a technical focus. Learning process will be supported by documentary films and other sources of information on exemplary lives. Throughout 7 days of full time course, students will experience applied programs and explanatory site visits with ecological farms, enterprises and artisans living around the Kazdagi/Ida mountains, near the Çamtepe Ecological Living Center and Dedetepe Ecological Farm in Kucukkuyu, Canakkale, where the course and accomodation will be held. The most striking aspect of the program is experienceing an ecologically sound and self-sufficient life style for a full week and resulting emphasis on daily life, awareness of present living conditions, and each person's responsibility to be someone who makes a difference for life. For more information on the course: http://ekososyalgirisim.wordpress.com/
GE 101 Introduction to Practical Ethics This online course on practical ethics will deal with everyday situations and value-based choices that individuals make within their own context. Students will discuss and analyse concepts such as responsibility, morality and values around a variety of cases within daily life, business and work life, education, health, social life and other forms of public confrontations. Controversial cases will be analysed through readings, case studies, infographics, cartoons and videos as well as interactive web sites prepared by relevant NGOs. The course will use active learning methodology and a variety of interactive methods including live online courses, documentary and fiction movies, forum debate, case studies and online discusssions. The course is designed to address students from all departments and doesn't require a philosophy background.
GE 105 Gender in Everyday Life This course begins by arguing that engaging with gender is important to understand how we live together socially and being gender aware means questioning the things we take for granted in our everyday lives. This course aims to provide an introduction to the idea and practice of gender equality. It aims to provide an understanding of what terms such as gender, gender equality, gender based discrimination, substantive equality etc. mean and how these terms come into play in the everyday relations we have within our society. Within this context, the course will focus on, terminology, a brief history of the formation of this language, and how gender intersects and interplays with different aspects of life, including but not limited to law, economics, participation, our bodies, and our perceptions.
GE 107 Ecological Literacy and Sustainability This course aims to provide students with an opportunity to be able to assess ecological literacy and sustainability as a thought and action style as well as deal with the sustainability debate with an innovative, inclusive and holistic view and concrete examples. The course consists of two interrelated parts. The first part deals with the current era called Anthropocene (The Human Age) and reasons for this title, limits and boundaries of the planet, sustainability debate, concept of ecological literacy and practices of eco-literacy. The second part will include practice of sustainability as a contribution to the ongoing debate; circular economy, gift economy, voluntary simplicity, reclaiming of commons, questioning of ways of decision-making and innovative interventions in everyday life are among these practices to be analysaed thorughout the course.The course will be conducted online via movie and documentary screenings and reflections, case studies, articles, web sites and other interactive resources.
GE 208 Special Topics on Global Civics It has become clear that we live in an increasingly interdependent world: Agricultural prices in the United States or the sovereign debt level in Greece can and do determine employment and economic growth in Bursa and every other part of the world; carbon dioxide emissions from China can affect crop yields in Konya and the quality of life in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and beyond; an epidemic in Mexico or a nuclear leak in Japan can determine the state of public health policies halfway around the world. Our lives are no longer solely authored by us but are being co-authored with others. How we manage and navigate our epic global interdependence is one of the most pressing and thorny questions of our century. During this course, we will try to seek answers to this question.
AHS 104 Ethic Codes in Health Sciences  
BUS 271 One World Youth Project I Through the OWYP program, students from different university campuses volunteer to prepare local youth to be global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world. After undergoing a six-week online course to gain knowledge and expertise in the global education topics, students will be facilitating in local secondary schools, such as global interconnectedness, cross-cultural dialogue and addressing global issues on the local level, as well as how to teach these topics in a classroom. The course includes a series of filmed interviews with professors and experts from each of these fields. The goal of the program is to prepare youth for the interconnected 21st century, where they will be called upon to respectfully interact with people from diverse backgrounds, and to address the world's biggest challenges, including global warming, global hunger, HIV/AIDS, and poverty.
BUS 272 One World Youth Project II The vision of One World Youth Project is a just world built through the actions of generations of discerning, empathetic and empowered global citizens. OWYP partners with universities and university students to build mutual respect and understanding among youth through a unique structure that trains university students to facilitate a global competence curriculum in local secondary schools. This is the second semester of the project where students teach in secondary schools a 9-week curriculum.
BUS 495 Projects in Social Entrepreneurship Interested students working with faculty members in this course will be able to work in groups on a real-life issue that addresses a societal need. The live projects will help students as a group to get involved with the problems of their immediate community or other organizations. The projects have to be 'live' (a real problem) and are to be completed in real time, with a clearly defined end result. In this course real and theoretical, practice and education are not separated and students have to find creative solutions to the issue tackled. During this course, besides completing a real project that fulfills a societal need, students will be able to experience team work, group processes, project management and project delivery.
CAM 412 Non-Profit and Local Organizations and Culture This course aims to scrutunize the increasing role of new actors in local and civil sectors. The first part of the course introduces non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations from a managerial standpoint. The second part of the course introduces municipalities and special provicial administration as local actors.
EHM 507 Health Law and Ethics  
ERP 102 Rehabilitation and Ethics Ethical principles are examined with examples via the teaching of theoretical knowledge and concepts about the duties and responsibilities of ergotherapist (occupational therapist), and other health care personnel in the practice. This course is designed for the school of health sciences ergotherapy students. The combination of lectures cover core information about ethical terminology in medicine, ethical principles and terms, ethical theories in medicine, teleological and deontological ethics, ethics and law relationships, ethics consultation methods and tools, clinical ethics in medicine, ethics committees and research ethics, moral reasoning and ethical justification, evaluating decision-making capacity, medical error and adverse events, clinical ethics cases, analyzing and solving clinical ethical controversies and case discussions. This course also explains why it is important that health workers understand all these issues.
ERP 115 Case Study in Ergotherapy and Professional Ethics Case studies for occupational therapy and professional ethics content is explained.
EU 225 Introduction to EU Grant Schemes and Project Proposal Preparation The aim of this course is the development of project proposal preparation skills via experiential learning and the acquisition of introductory level information about EU grants for financing projects. The course will begin with a step-by-step project proposal preparation as foreseen by EU grant schemes, followed by the general framework of information about EU grants and rules of implementation.
EU 415 Introduction to EU Grant Schemes and Project Proposal Preparation The aim of this course is the development of project proposal preparation skills via experiential learning and the acquisition of introductory level information about EU grants for financing projects. The course will begin with a step-by-step project proposal preparation as foreseen by EU grant schemes, followed by the general framework of information about EU grants and rules of implementation.
EU 426 EU Funds and Projects The course is an introduction to EU funding in the form of grants, loans or tenders, general principles of grants, tenders and loans including structural funds, community programmes and the pre-acccession instrument for candidate countries, projects and programmes financed by the EU; and to the Project Cycle Management (PCM) which is the standard procedure to carry out EU programmes and projects. The course intends to inform students about the different types of EU funds within their economic and political context, administration and auditing of them and effects and criticism towards EU funds, as well as to explain the PCM approach focusing on the theoretical and practical analysis of all project phases (programming, identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and audit) as laid out in the general rules and requirements of EU financing schemes.
FTV 422 Ethics and Politics of the New Media  
GE 103 Global Civil Society This introductory course aims to provide a learning environment for students who would like to know more about civil activism and civil society organizations globally. At the beginning of the course, the aim will be to raise awareness among the students about the concept of civil society and related literature. In the second part of the course, examples of civil activism and civil society organizations from Turkey and around the world will be examined. The course will further try to elaborate elementary level discussions on the activities, structures, networks and global impacts of the civil society organizations.
GE 200 Social Responsibility, Civil Society and İstanbul This course is designed in a way so that students will develop a local view of civil society in a metropolitan city referring to the everyday activism practices of NGOs (including associations, unions, foundations, initiatives) in Istanbul. Theoretical as well as practical issues will be discussed in the lecture, through both analyzing and discussing key concepts, such as volunteerism, democracy and advocacy. Right-based issues of women and youth are mainstream issues in all discussions of the lecture.
Fieldwork composed of meeting activists and visiting NGOs is an integral part of the lecture. In this respect it is expected that students will spend time outside the lectures in the city establishing face to face connections with people involved in civil activism. The students will be encouraged to develop a plan of action for social change on issues which they think would be in close relation with being a resident of Istanbul.
All class discussions will be held in English, therefore this course is recommended especially for Erasmus students.
GE 201 Social Responsibility Project I This course, with a general aim to raise students' awareness about human rights, democracy and associated values and to improve their abilties to conceptualize the problems they face/witness in daily life within a human rights framework, aspires to enrich students' attitudes to position themselves against human rights violations and their sense of respect about diversities in and multicultural aspects of society. It is also designed as a conceptual base to make it possible that aforementioned educational gains can be transformed into voluntary experiences from an active citizenship point of view. The course is being carried out in a participatory and student-centered way making use of group work and discussions based on students' experiences. By applying non-formal, participatory experiential learning methods, it is intended to provide a space for students where they can learn from each others' experiences and from other active agencies in civil society.Throughout the semester, following the first part of the course where concepts such as democracy, voluntarism/active citizenship, civil society, human rights, youth and social rights are discussed using experiential learning techniques; thematic worksops about children's rights, women's rigths,environmental rights etc. are conducted with the assistance of different NGOs and people working there. In the last part, students are expected to work in small groups in a project cycle management framework step by step and develop a social responsibility project proposal that they can realize in the following semesters.
GE 202 Social Responsibility Project II This course is designed to provide opportunities for students where they can take part in activities of non-governmental organizations and have the experience of right-based voluntarism, and to increase their motivation to volunteer, also makes it possible for students to implement the project proposal they have developed in the GE 201 course. Throughout the semester, students do not meet weekly as a whole class except for some thematic workshops and training programs to empower their knowledge and skills related to their project work. Instead, students work in small project groups under the supervision of the lecturer. As important outcomes of the project implementation phase, it is expected that students are going to make use of and learn from opportunities to get acquainted and work with with people and social groups coming from different socio-economic backgrounds and that connections between students, student clubs and research centers at university and the non-governmental organizations the centers used to collaborate with, is strengthened, beside the social contributions of the project.
GE 203 Civil Society, NGOs and Participation This course aims to provide the students with a theoretical and historical background on civil society and participation in a liberal democratic system in the twentieth century. This course will examine civil society organizations with theoretical and practical concerns for contemporary political theory, social criticism and policy-making processes. Civil society and civil society organizations will be discussed regarding their effect on the social welfare state and democratization processes of the countries. The effects of the civil society organizations will be evaluated on local, national and international levels in the global context. In the last part of the course, the effects of the civil society organizations in Turkey will be discussed historically and theoretically. In this part, current discussions on service-based and rights-based NGOs, the impact of political conjecture on civil society and NGOs, the effects of civil society organizations on the condition of the social welfare state and democratization process of Turkey will form the main subjects of discussion and debate in the course.
GE 211 Introduction to EU Grant Schemes and Project Proposal Preparation I The course is an introduction to EU funding in the form of grants, loans or tenders, the general principles of grants, tenders and loans including structural funds, community programs and pre-accession instruments for candidate countries, projects and programs financed by the EU, and to Project Cycle Management (PCM), which is the standard procedure used to carry out EU programs and projects. The course intends to inform students about different types of EU funds within their economic and political context, their administration and auditing, and effects and criticisms of EU funds, as well as to explain the PCM approach focusing on the theoretical and practical analysis of all project phases (programming, identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and audit) as laid out in the general rules and requirements of EU financing schemes.
GE 213 Fundraising and Project Development Techniques The course is an introduction to project proposal preparation to be submitted to international funding in the form of grants or loans. The course will be a combination of theoretical and tutorial explanations and practical exercises based on Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Analysis. Every step will be explained and discussed in working groups, guidance and question and answer sessions. Students will prepare a closing project in a specified format.
GE 280 Ecological Social Entrepreneurship The course aims to examine fundamental problems such as ecological damage, extinction of habitats and species, unhealthy food production, the energy crisis, economic and social crises and unsustainable cycles of production and consumption together with suggested solutions holistically and on site. Starting from the assumption that these vital problems stem from the weakening of human-nature relations, the workings of nature and the universe and examples of traditional systems of living that take these into account will be observed in their own settings. On the basis of examples they observe, students will develop scenarios for solving some of these problems created by lifestyles that are far removed from nature. The course program will build a holistic view of sustainability and harmony with nature step by step, using presentations, discussion sessions, role play, exercises, and visits to sites with a technical focus. The learning process will be supported by documentary films and other sources of information on exemplary lives. Throughout 7 days of full time course, students will experience applied programs and explanatory site visits with ecological farms, enterprises and artisans living around the Kazdagi/Ida mountains, near the Çamtepe Ecological Living Center and Dedetepe Ecological Farm in Kucukkuyu, Canakkale, where the course and accomodation will be held. The most striking aspect of the program is experienceing an ecologically sound and self-sufficient life style for a full week and the resulting emphasis on daily life, an awareness of present living conditions, and each person's responsibility to be someone who makes a difference in life. For more information on the course: http://ekososyalgirisim.wordpress.com/
GE 317 Introduction to Concepts of Civil Society The lecture aims to provide a critical space of learning on the basic concepts of civil society through a methodology of simulations and discussions.
GE 321 NGO Capacity Building and Management This course is designed to discuss the notions of civil society, civil society organizations, the structures and functions of the civil society organisations working, particularly, in Turkey. This course will examine civil society organizations, their organizational structures and their impacts on social scenes from a theoretical and a practical perspective. The course will analyse civil society and civil society organisations of Turkey by focusing on current civil movements and their social impacts.
GE 401 Ethics and Life Course The course is an introduction to ethics as a conceptual tool and its reflections in daily and professional life, business and politics and public discussions in order for the students to develop an ethical point of view on situations they might encounter during their life. Therefore, contemporary and controversial cases will be analysed in class and debates, problems and dilemmas of various ethical approaches will be discussed. The course will use active learning methodology and interactive methods like documentary and fiction movies, debate and role playing, simulations, case studies and online discusssions. The course is desgined to address students from all departments and doesn't require a philosophy background (though this may help enriching discussions).
HM 410 Health Law and Ethics Rules of social behavior, sources of law, its branches, such as personality and the fundamental law of the Turkish judicial system by taking the information; The right to health, health law, health care development in Turkey, patient rights, the legal relationship between the patient-health worker, the responsibilities of health professionals.
HM 507 Health Law and Ethics The course covers the below topics: basic concepts related to medical law, the Constitution of 1982 and the right to health, patients' rights, doctors' rights, the legal relationship between doctor and patient, incorrect medical intervention, criminal liability, administrative liability, legal liability, and crimes that might be committed by medical staff.
HRM 514 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics This course examines the responsibilities of business corporations and corporate executives against shareholders and stakeholders. It explores what constitutes business beyond that of wealth creation and profit generation, by taking into consideration the interests of stakeholders such as employees and customers. The course also examines best practices used by Turkish and global companies to engage in socially responsible business. Another goal of the course is to inform the students about ethical issues and to stimulate thinking on the ethical dimension of business.
HS 104 Medical Ethics This course is designed for the school of health sciences students. The combination of lectures cover core information about ethical terminology in medicine, ethical principles and terms, ethical theories in medicine, teleological and deontological ethics, ethics and law relationships, ethics consultation methods and tools, clinical ethics in medicine, ethics committees and research ethics, moral reasoning and ethical justification, evaluating decision-making capacities, medical error and adverse events, clinical ethics cases, analyzing and solving clinical ethical controversies and case discussions. This course also explains why it is important that health workers understand all these issues.
MAP 421 Non-Profit Organizations and Capacity Development The first part of this course aims at presenting the structures of NGOs in Turkey, Europe and across the world, emphasizing project cycle management, project design, the analysis of existing projects and field studies. The second part of the course focuses on advocacy, whereas the last part focuses on European NGOs and programs as well as Europe-oriented NGOs in Turkey.
MED 422 Ethics and Regulations of the Media This course argues ethical concerns on a philosophical level and then places the ethical standards of the media in that broad framework. This course aims to give students a more profound perspective on ethical debate.
MED 522 Ethics in the World of Media Since media is fast becoming the most powerful force in social dynamics, its ethics should be examined and defined in a wider perspective than its own terms and codes. Moral values and codes change over periods of time, but the basic responsibility to act according to (or against) them seems to remain the same. This course is designed to awaken the moral imagination of students through discussions of fictional works (from the world and Turkish literature) in which characters are forced to make tough moral decisions and face their consequences. It will dwell on ethics, not as a theory of what is right or wrong, but as a human dilemma, as I believe that literature has always been the best (if not the only) way to delve into human dilemmas. A second focus may be introduced into the ethics of making well-known literary works into movies or TV series. The course may be of interest to graduate students of other social sciences, cultural studies and comparative literature.
MKT 480 Social Responsibility & Ethics in Marketing Ethical behaviour is one of the most important concerns of business people today, yet many business decisions are made without thinking about their ethical implications. Marketing is the business function that draws the majority of public scrutiny and concern with regard to unethical behaviour. Marketing is also the most visible of all business functions, and this explains part of the attention paid to the ethics of the discipline. Thus this course focuses on the real life issues that marketing managers will face.
NGO 501 Civil Society Theory I The lecture aims to start a theoratical discussion for a deeper undestanding of the concept of civil society.
NGO 502 Civil Society Theory II This course aims to discuss theoretical literature on civil society. It also aims to contribute to the development of the critical perspective on the related literature.
NGO 503 Project Development and Proposal Writing Techniques The course is aimed at developing and designing a project proposal to be submitted to international funding especially to the EU, in the form of a grant or loan. The course will be a combination of theoretical and practical exercises based on Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Analysis. Every step will be analyzed, discussed and created in working groups.
NGO 505 Research Methods in Civil Society Studies This course introduces students to social scientific research methods with a special focus on civil society studies. The course starts with scholarly debates on methodologies in social sciences. Following the methodological debates in social sciences, the course equips students to formulate sound research questions. Following this, the course offers students a comprehensive tool kit for research in civil society studies. The course addresses both qualitative and quantitative methods. Students are expected to acquire basic theoretical as well as practical knowledge on both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
NGO 507 Local and International Fundraising for NGOs In this course, corporate funding programs of public and private sources that are geared towards NGOs that carry out societal activities for advocacy and public services will be studied. As a part of the course, research will be conducted about these funds, which are also political instruments, and the funds will be critically assessed from both an impact and procedural perspective. The funds provided by the EU for member states and Turkey and other enlargement countries and developing countries will also be separately studied in this course.
NGO 513 Innovative Practices in Civil Society I The course provides an opportunity for the students to engage in contemporary discussions regarding civil society. In the first term of the lecture, specific focus will be given to innovative methods of finding solutions to societal problems. In this respect, the first part of the lecture is based on good practices for social change that will give reference to good practices in Turkey on issues of human rights, women's rights, children's rights, dimensions in diversity, ecological issues, LGBTI rights, rights of refugees, rights of the disabled, youth and empowerment, communication and media, living with HIV, relief, poverty and as such. In the first term, the students will be able to experience hands on case studies by learning directly from activists as well as organized field visits. In the second term of the lecture, emphasis will be given more to NGOs and global discussions regarding innovative tools, approaches and discussions. In the second part of the lecture, there will also be experts visiting the classroom as well as peer discussions on contemporary trends. The lecture as a whole is a discussion platform for case studies, good practices, trending discussions on right based activism, innovative solutions to both societal problems as well as operational NGO management issues. In this way, innovation is targeted to be fostered on the field by providing an opportunity to the students by connecting them with innovation in both Turkey and the global civil society.
NGO 514 Innovative Practices in Civil Society II The course provides an opportunity for the students to engage in contemporary discussions regarding civil society. In the first term of the lecture, specific focus will be given to innovative methods of finding solutions to societal problems. In this respect, the first part of the lecture is based on good practices for social change that will give reference to good practices in Turkey on issues of human rights, women's rights, children's rights, dimensions in diversity, ecological issues, LGBTI rights, rights of refugees, rights of the disabled, youth and empowerment, communication and media, living with HIV, relief, poverty and as such. In the first term, the students will be able to experience hands on case studies by learning directly from activists as well as organized field visits. In the second term of the lecture, emphasis will be given more to NGOs and global discussions regarding innovative tools, approaches and discussions. In the second part of the lecture, there will also be experts visiting the classroom as well as peer discussions on contemporary trends. The lecture as a whole is a discussion platform for case studies, good practices, trending discussions on right based activism, innovative solutions to both societal problems as well as operational NGO management issues. In this way, innovation is targeted to be fostered on the field by providing an opportunity to the students by connecting them with innovation in both Turkey and the global civil society.
NGO 516 Training and Learning in Civil Society This course is a graduate seminar that provides an overview of the issues, principles, and practices associated with training, education and learning in civil society. Civil society is not a monolithic entity; there are formal and informal groups, single issue and multi-issue groups, locally, regionally, nationaly or globally operating NGOs that are often involved in education. Education has been acknowledged as a major field of work for NGOs not only as a means for prospective transformation they aspire, but also as a means for capacity development and as a means for service delivery for target groups. The position and weight of education and learning within civil society is studied within this course where concepts such as education, training and learning are analyzed and questioned; theories, approaches and methods particularly on adult learning are studied examining its transformative potential for society. The studies and discussion within the course will be held around a variety of training, education and learning programs held within civil society in Turkey and around the world.
NHS 112 Nursing History and Ethics Health-related beliefs and practices within the historical process. The historical development of the nursing profession in the world. The historical development of the nursing profession in Turkey. The laws, regulations and legislation about nursing in Turkey. National and international organizations in the field of health and nursing. Ethical concepts and principles, health care and nursing ethics. Ethical decision-making
NHS 407 Project Study in Nursing The course covers nursing projects in which students combine nursing with research methods, theoretical concepts, and clinical applications of principals. Mastering information from the patient data form, data collection form and its application on any professional subject: proper analysis and reporting of data. The course aims at improving the students ability to read, comment on, evaluate and discuss scientific articles
NUT 408 Medical and Professional Ethics This course is designed for the students of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. The combination of lectures cover core information about ethical terminology in medicine, ethical principles and terms, ethical theories in medicine, teleological and deontological ethics, ethics and law relationships, ethics consultation methods and tools, clinical ethics in medicine, ethics committees and research ethics, moral reasoning and ethical justification, evaluating decision-making capacity, medical error and adverse events, clinical ethics cases, analyzing and solving clinical ethical controversies and case discussions. This course also explains why it is important that health workers understand all these issues.
PESP 401 Ethics and Political Thought In this course the ethical tradition that runs through Western thought since ancient Greece will be distinguished from the tradition of morality, and the fundamental relationship it bears to poltical philosophy will be brought under scrutiny. Readings will include Plato, Aristoteles, Stoicism, Augustinus, Aquinas, theories of Social Contract and Natural Law, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Marx, Frankfurt School and Foucault.
PHIL 311 Ethics This course will be an introduction to the major schools of ethics. Although readings follow a chronological order, thematic unity will inform the study of individual works. The first part of the course will focus on the ethics of antiquity, including Hellenistic, where the underlying theme will be the question of the good life and its relation to the notion of virtue. The second part will address the question of moral justification with a special emphasis on the theories of Hume, Kant and Mill. This discussion will provide the background for an elucidation of the contrast between ethics of conviction (deontology) and ethics of responsibility (consequentialism). The third part of the course will involve Nietzsche's critique of traditional morality and the possibility of an ethics based on this critique. Finally, some recent debates and theories will be briefly discussed in relation or contrast to the tradition.
PHIL 506 Ethics, Power, Freedom There is a certain tendency in the history of philosophy since the time of ancient Greece that deems the destruction of such dichotomies as the distinction between theory and practice as a prerequisite for the good life, that sees self-unity and self-realization as the transformation of one's capacities into capabilities, and understands, in this context, freedom as a constructive, creative labor aimed at being capable and/or powerful. In this course, the views of such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Marx, Nietzsche and Foucault, who seem to agree with the basic tenets of this philosophical orientation, will be discussed.
PTR 107 Introduction to Physiotherapy and Ethic The combination of lectures in this course covers core information and the history of physical therapy and rehabilitation, the definition of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, the definition of the physiotherapy profession, the importance and place of physiotherapy and rehabilitation in health service, the codes of the physiotherapy profession, working areas of physiotherapists, health promotion in physical therapy and rehabilitation, health communication, approaches to the patient in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, basic patient questioning, taking patient history and anamnesis, basic assessment techniques in clinical physiotherapy and rehabilitation practices (inspection, palpation, auscultation, etc.).
The ethical part of this course is designed for the school of health sciences students. The combination of lectures covers core information about ethical terminology in medicine, ethical principles and terms, ethical theories in medicine, teleological and deontological ethics, ethics and law relationships, ethics consultation methods and tools, clinical ethics in medicine, ethics committees and research ethics, moral reasoning and ethical justification, evaluating decision-making capacity, medical error and adverse events, clinical ethics cases, analyzing and solving clinical ethical controversies and case discussions. This course also explains why it is important that health workers understand all these issues
PTR 133 Case Study in Physiotherapy and Ethics Introduction to the physiotherapy profession; teaching job description, application areas, laws and regulations and ethical rules relevant to the area of physiotherapy practice. Introduction to use knowledge of applied and basic medical (anatomy, physiology, histology, pathology, microbiology, etc), physical science (chemistry, physics, mathematics) and social science (psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy) in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Introduction to the integrated approach in physiotherapy and rehabilitation applications. Case studies in health sciences using interactive methods (problem solving, video analysis, literature search, group working, preparing reports, oral presentations) to gain self-learning ability, knowledge and skills for assessment and finding solutions in the cases with health problems.
PUB 303 Social Responsibility and Sustainability Main concepts of social responsility sustainability are held in this course while concentrating on volunteerism. During the course by working together with NGOs students get the opportunity to practice their theoretical knowledge about public relations. Through active participation in the projects, students will gain the necessity skills they will need in their professional life.
PUB 311 Corporate Social Responsibility Practicum Practices of social responsibility are the main concentration of this course where basic information is delivered about CSR concepts. The practices of the main actors of social responsibility are examined with an emphasis on volunteerism. Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the major topics of the communication sector; therefore, by taking this course, students will gain detailed information about the dinamics of Corporote Social Responsibility and the necessity skills for their profession.
PUB 404 Introduction to EU Grant Schemes and Project Proposal I The course is an introduction to project proposal preparation to be submitted to international funding in the form of a grant or loan. Basic level information about intergovernmental and international donors will be provided together with their basic rules and procedures according to Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Logical Framework Analysis (LFA), which is the usual procedure to carry out development programs and projects conducted and financed by the European Union, United Nations and other development agencies. The course intends to inform students about the PCM approach focusing on the theoretical and practical analysis of all project phases (programming, identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and audit) in order for them to be able to prepare a project proposal using LFA. The course will be a combination of theoretical and tutorial explanations and practical exercises based on PCM and LFA. Every step will be explained and discussed in working groups, guidance and question-and-answer sessions. Students will prepare a closing project in a specified format.
PUB 409 Corporate Social Responsibility Observatory I This course is constructed to analyze and evaluate the corporate social responsibility concept introduced in previous lectures, and to examine the conception of CSR, the various projects conducted and success stories from Turkish business. Structured and organized as an observatory, the course will require the preparation of an almanac including the various studies and reports created by the students and work groups. The studies conducted throughout the year will be shared with various target audiences, also via a web-site created by the students.
PUB 410 Corporate Social Responsibility Observatory II This course is constructed to analyze and evaluate the corporate social responsibility concept introduced in previous lectures, and to examine the conception of CSR, the various projects conducted and success stories from Turkish business. Structured and organized as an observatory, the course will require the preparation of an almanac including the various studies and reports created by the students and work groups. The studies conducted throughout the year will be shared with various target audiences, also via a web-site created by the students.
PUB 422 Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in Public Relations The course will focus on the legal and ethical environment of communication. It provides a broad introduction to the basic concepts of communication law and ethical regulations in the area of public relations. Particular emphasis will be placed on the freedom of speech, freedom of information, law of defamation, the right to privacy ethical decision making models; business, society and ethics (social responsibility, organizational influence on private life, international corporations and ethical issues, consumer rights, protection of the natural environment, etc); ethics in media relations and intellectual property rights.
PUB 513 Social Responsibility and Sustainability  
SPR 125 Ethics in Sport Management This course covers an overview of ethics, ethics in governance, fair play and doping in sport. Current issues related to the ethics of sport and also game theory will be examined in detail.
SPR 423 Management and Ethics in Sport  
THM 412 Envrionmental and Ethical Issues in Tourism  
TVJ 426 TV Ethics and Regulations This course argues the ethical concerns on a philosophical level and then places the ethical standards of TV in that broad framework. This course aims to give students a more profound perspective on ethical debate.
VHM 202 Medical Ethic This course is designed for health care managership. The combination of lectures cover core information about ethical terminology in medicine, the relationship between ethics and law in medicine, ethical theories in medicine, ethical principles in medicine, ethical methods in medicine, clinical ethics, ethics committees and research ethics, key ethics cases, evolving standards for ethics consultation, and areas of clinical ethical controversy and case discussions. This course also explains why it is important for health workers to understand all these issues.
VHM 204 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Management Laws, rules, regulations, ethical concepts and issues of social responsibility which constitute the foundations of a health care instution are studied in this course. Special emphasis is given to patient rights, and to the legal and financial responsibilities of health care institutions for damages caused by medical mistreatment.
VOC 190 Corporate Social Responsibility Students examine corporate social responsibility, social capital, sustainability, ethics, human and employee rights concepts in this course that is based on the relations between corporate social responsibility and public relations practices. Students have the opportunity to use their theoretical knowledge in their own social responsibility projects.