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					                     HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY
       FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
                  DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK
                    UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
                                   COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


EKO 115 General Economics (3.0.3) ECTS 4
The Economic Problem. Demand and supply and elasticity. Efficiency and equity. Utility and
demand. Costs and markets. Definition and measurement GDP. Labor markets.

SOS 101 Introduction to Sociology (3.0.3) ECTS 4
A brief examination of the concepts of science, social science and sociology; principal features and
forms of scientific knowledge, the methods of collecting and processing scientific data and
information. The evaluation of the significance of science in the organization of human social life
in contemporary society. Culture, the individual and social interaction (the processes, forms,
strategies and consequences of socialization within life cycle); social stratification, group and
organization, and forms of social control. Kinship, marriage and the family, education, and work
and economic life as some of the basic social institutions within their wider context and under the
influence of current tendencies and developments.

SHO 151 Introduction to Social Work (3.0.3) ECTS 4
The definition, basic concepts, and approaches of social work. Historical development of social
work both in the world and Turkey. Common human needs, basic elements of social work, social
work intervention.

KAY 153 Introduction to Law (3.0.3) ECTS 4
Society and law, the definition, classification and bases of law, rights, competency, personality,
family, kinship, legal procedures, conventions, law courts, constitutional state, social state.

MAT 105 Basic Mathematics (3.0.3) ECTS 3
Sets and numbers. Functions and Graphs. Matrices. Systems of equations and solutions. Limit and
continuity. Differential.

SHO125 Field Experience in Social Work Settings(1.2.2) ECTS 5
Students visit different social service agencies i.e. squatter housing and villages to obtain
information. They write field reports and group discussions enable them to share these reports.

TKD 103 Turkish Language I (2.0.2) ECTS 4
Definition of language, language and culture. Languages in the world and Turkish languages.
Historical development of Modern Turkish. Spelling. Phonetic. Morphology. Syntax.

ING 111 Language Skills I (3.0.3) ECTS 2
The course is intended to improve four basic of language skills (speaking, writing, reading and
listening), which could be required in academic and professional life.

SHO 102 Introduction to Basic Information Techology (2.0.2) ECTS 2
Introduction to information technologies in the area of social work practices. Definition of
information systems from technical, social and socio-technical perspectives. Discussion of ethical
and social impacts of information technologies in our social and professional lives. The students
are expected to contribute to the related practical assignments throughout the course.
SHO 104 Social Structure of Turkey (2.0.2) ECTS 4
Social-structural change from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. Developmental
characteristics of the social structure of the Turkish society in the Republican era. Impact of
technological development on social structure. Study of urban, rural and slum communities.

SHO 108 Reporting and Presentation Skills (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Reviewing literature, the importance of scientific research in social work and social sciences,
phases of scientific research, knowledge and skills for reporting and presentation.

ANT 102 Introduction to Social Anthropology (3.0.3) ECTS 4
The scope and development of anthropology as a discipline: the major themes, universalism,
holism, integration, adaptation and cultural relativity; the bases of four subfields approach in
anthropology and the distinction between social and cultural anthropology. Biological evolution.
Culture: the reasons of having difficulties in defining the concept; the differences between epic and
ethic interpretations of culture; cultural processes. Anthropological Theories.

PSI 101 Introduction to Psychology (3.0.3) ECTS 4
The content of psychology. Schools of psychology, behaviour, perception, emotion and motivation.
principles of learning, personality and adjustment, theories of personality.

FEL 110 Introduction to Philosophy (3.0.3) ECTS 4
On the philosophy and Human Being. What means to be a human being. On the value of human
being. Moral and ethics. On the profession (s). Social relations and the State. What does it mean to
be a professional? What can be the role of of philosophy in order to solve some problems social
workers face?

TKD 104 Turkish Language II (2.0.2) ECTS 4
Common mistakes in usage of language. Written expression. Genres of written expression. Oral
expression. Genres of oral expression. Preparation of scientific writings.

ING 112 Language Skills II (3.0.3) ECTS 2
The course is intended to improve four basic of language skills (speaking, writing, reading and
listening), which could be required in academic and professional life.

SHO 138 Animation (1.2.2). ECTS 3
Principles, strategies, approaches, methods and techniques of animation. Working with client
groups by using animation techniques. Developing animation projects, its application and its
evaluation.


SHO 126 Communation with Games (1.2.2) ECTS 3
Developing communication skills with various-client groups by using dramatization and using
games.

SHO 110 Art and Social Work (1.2.2) ECTS 3
Defining art and its subsections, importance and value of art in human life, importance and place of
art in social work practice, making use of art in improving, changing, and rehabilitation practices.

SHO 120 Creative Drama (1.2.2) ECTS 3
Using of creative drama in social work.

SHO 112 Sport and Social Work (1.2.2) ECTS 3
Human dignity and worth. Fulfilling human needs. Social justice. Fair play. Equality. Belonging.
Social inclusion. Social recognition. Active participation.



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SHO 130 Communication Skills (1.2.2) ECTS 3
Conceptual aspect of communication (its definition, purpose, and characteristics), elements of
communication, factors effecting communication, interaction, communicational techniques, verbal
and nonverbal communication, body language in communication.

SHO 203 Human Behaviour and Social Environment I (4.0.4) ECTS 5
The theories including human bio-psycho-social development in the frame of the interaction of the
social systems in which the individual lives such as families, groups, organizations, institutions,
communities, and societies. Theories related to the periods of infancy, childhood and adolescence
with their bio-psycho-social aspects and problems.

SHO 213 Social Problems (2.0.2) ECTS 5
Basic concepts of and theoretical approaches to social problems. Socio-economic structure and
social problems. Prevention and intervention strategies to social problems. Study of social
problems i.e. poverty, unemployment, crime, traumatic events and disasters.

SHO 217 Social Work Research I (2.0.2) ECTS 5
Science and research, theory and research, methodological approaches, research’s place and
function in social work, types and models of social work research, ethics and politics in social work
research, planning and preparation of research (identification of research problem and objectives,
literature review and report writing, methodolological design, preparation research proposal).

IST 283 Introduction to Statistics (4.0.4) ECTS 5
Definition and the aim of statistics. Basic concepts of statistics. Preparation of data; frequency
tables and graphic. Measure of location. Measure of dispersion. Probability theory. probability
distribution. Point estimate and Confidence interval. Hypothesis tests. Cross-sectional tables. Chi-
square analysis, Simple linear regression and Correlation, One way ANOVA.

SHO 215 Social Work Legislation (2.0.2) ECTS 4
Students obtain national and international legal status of Social Work.

AİT 203 Atatürk’s Principles and the History of the Turkish Revolution I (2.0.2) ECTS 4
Consepts and Ottoman Modernisation. Young Ottomans, I.-II. Ottoman Constitutional Periods.
Development in Europe; Industrial Revolution and French Revolution. World War I and The
Partition of The Ottoman Empire. Events after Moudrose Armistice. National Congress. Ottoman
Last Parliament And the National Pact. Turkish National Assambly. The National Struggle 1921-
1922. Turkish Foreign Policy in National Struggle. Mudanya Armistice. Lousanne Peace
Agreement.

ING 211 Academic Writing Skills I (3.0.3) ECTS 2
The course is intended to improve the writing skills of students to provide to obtain information, to
arrange the obtained information they need in academic and professional life at an international
level.

SHO 204 Human Behaviour and Social Environment II (4.0.4) ECTS 5
The theories including human bio-psycho-social development in the frame of the interaction of the
social systems in which the individual lives such as families, groups, organizations, institutions,
communities, and societies. Theories related to the periods of infancy, childhood and adolescence
with their bio-psycho-social aspects and problems. Human diversity in terms of gender roles,
sexism and sexual orientation.

SHO 224 Social Work Theory I (4.0.4) ECTS 6
The characteristics of social work as a discipline and a profession. Social work’s theoretical bases
and fundamentals for practice according to the generalist perspective. Focuses on the theory and
the basis of practice. Characteristics of generalist social work practice. The knowledge base of


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generalist practice, eclectic knowledge base, theoretical framework for social work practice, levels
of intervention in generalist social work practice. Social work functions and roles; a generalist
social work approach to change. Values, cultural competency, and the concepts of power and
empowerment.

SHO 218 Social Work Research II (3.0.3) ECTS 5
Measurement and measures, data gathering technique, and sampling according to the objectives in
social work research. Quantitative research designs. Qualitative research designs. Data processing
and analysis, and use of computers in quantitative and qualitative research. Research report writing.
Relationship between the research designs and needs of social work practice (needs assesments,
evaluative research, intervention research etc.). Evaluation of social work research and utilizing
their findings in practice.

KAY 230 Public Administration (3.0.3) ECTS 4
The emergence and development of public administration as an independent field of study; the
relations of public administration with other disciplines (particularly with political science and
administrative law); similarities and differences of objectives and methods between public
administration and business management; basic paradigmatic shifts in public administration;
administrative-managerial procedures (functions) such as decision-making and policy making,
planning, organising, communication, coordination, leadership, human resources, control, public
relations, and the case studies related to the implementation of them in Turkey; administrative
reform, organisation and method, the application of modern managerial approaches and techniques
in public administration.

SHO 220 Social Work Terminology in English I (2.0.2) ECTS 4
Social work terminology. Translation of the terms. Selected readings in social work theory and
practice.

AIT 204 Atatürk’s Principles and the History of the Turkish Revolution II (2.0.2) ECTS 4
Political Reforms (Abolition of The Sultanate, The Proclamation of The Turkish Republic, The
Abolition of The Caliphate. The Political Parties established during Atatürk’s Period and
representanted in Turkish National Assembly and Political Events. Refom Movement in the
Turkish Law System During The Republican Era. Reform Movement in Turkish Education System.
Reform Movement in Turkish Economy. Atatürk’s Foreign Policy. Atatürk’s Principles. Turkey
After Atatürk (Internal and Foreign Policy).

ING 212 Academic Writing Skills II (3.0.3) ECTS 2
This course is continuation of the course ING-211. The course is intended to improve the writing
skills accepted at an international level and assessment of the information obtained from various
resources in professional life.

SHO 311 Social Work Theory II (4.0.4) ECTS 8
The interactional processes and functioning of generalist social work practice. Social work as an
intervention within the human services, Social worker and client in the frame of the process of
interaction. Interaction with individuals (micro practice skills), multi interaction (mezzo/groups and
macro/communities and society practice). Reporting in the generalist social work practice.

SHO 315 Applied Research (Annual) (2.8.6) ECTS 6
In this course small groups of students design and conduct a research project in the field of social
services to provide knowledge. Student groups start research project by identifying the problem
through review of literature, design research method as preparing research proposal, collect data
according to their proposal, process data, analyze data using descriptive and inferential statistics
when necessary, interpret findings and write research report. The work is carried out under the
supervision of a Faculty member.



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SHO 317 Social Work Management (4.0.4) ECTS 7
Concepts and theories of organisation and administration/management. Basic characteristics and
types of social work organisations. Dimensions and principles of management/ administration in
social work organisation. Organisational conflict and changes. Project design and management in
the fields of social work. Applying modern management concepts and approaches to social work.
Social worker as administrator.

SHO 313 Social Work Terminology in English II (2.0.2) ECTS 6
Social work terminology. Translation of the terms. Selected readings in social work theory and
practice.

SHO 325 Social Work with Immigirants and Refugees (2.0.2) ECTS 3
The process of immigration and taking refugee. The difficulties and pscho-social problems of the
immigrants and refugees in the countries they are in. Related policies in international documents.
Social work with immigrants and refugees.

SHO 331 Urbanization and Urban Problems, and Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
The development of cities both in the world and Turkey; the relationship between urbanization and
migration; urban problems and slums; urbanization and social and cultural change; urbanization
and social work interventions to urban problems at micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

SHO 333 Social Work in Disasters (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Reactions of population groups (i.e. children, women, elderly) in disasters such as earthquakes
floods, accidents, wars, etc. The psychological, emotional, social and economic problems faced.
The social work intervention in crises. Disaster management.

SHO 337 Juvenile Delinquency and Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Childhood and the definition of child, delinquent behavior, juvenile justice system, theoretical
approaches, legislation and international documents, eco-system perspective and empowerment
approach in juvenile delinquency, treatment models, working with juvenile offenders, teamwork.

SHO 339 Child Protection and Care Systems (2.0.2) ECTS 3
The course teach models and protection services given to child: foster care, residential care and
adoption When families do not give care and protection to their child because of their problems.

SHO 341 Interviewing Principles and Techniques in Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Interviewing as a Professional communication technique. Cultural differences between the
interviewer and the interviewee. Process of interview in different fields of practice; its objective.
Importance of interaction and interrelationship in interviewing. Psycho-social study, evaluation of
the interview and recording. Selected interview samples. Individual, family, and group interviews.

SHO 335 Poverty and Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Poverty as a social problem. Its causes in Turkey and the world. Micro, mezzo and macro variables
determining the problem of poverty. The population subgroups affected by the problem of poverty.
The national and international panorama of anti-poverty programs. The role and functions of social
insurance and social services in anti-poverty programs. National and international cases related to
the anti poverty programme.

SHO 315 Applied Research (Annual) (2.8.6) ECTS 6
In this course small groups of students design and conduct a research project in the field of social
services to provide knowledge. Student groups start research project by identifying the problem
through review of literature, design research method as preparing research proposal, collect data
according to their proposal, process data, analyze data using descriptive and inferential statistics
when necessary, interpret findings and write research report. The work is carried out under the
supervision of a Faculty member.


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SHO 318 Social Policy and Planning (3.0.3) ECTS 5
Social policy and social welfare policy: Historical background and main terms and terminology of
social policy and social welfare policy. Role and importance of social policy in social work and
roles and functions of social workers in social policies. Social policies, their developmental trends
in European Union and main fields, policies and programmes today. Planning: Types and
approaches to planning, Planning work in Turkey’s practice. Relations between social policy and
planning process.

SHO 320 Human Rights and Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 4
The concepts of right and social justice in a historical perspectives, declarations and acts related to
human rights and social work, the role and functions of social work in realisation of social justice,
democracy and human rights, culture, dilemmas, case discussions.

SHO 324 Social Work with Families and Children (2.0.2) ECTS 2
Family, family policies, programs, and projects in the changing society. Inter-family problems,
inner-family violence, spouse and child abuse, divorce, leaving home, loss of a member, holistic
interventions, treatment and rehabilitation.

SHO 326 Social Work with Disabled (2.0.2) ECTS 2
Conceptual framework related to disability, categorisation of disability. Social work interventions,
contemporary service and delivery models, disability and state policy, social attitudes to the
disabled.

SHO 344 Social Work Ethic Principle Value and Responsibilities (2.0.2) ECTS 2
Meaning of ethics in social work practice, content of ethics on clients, society and institutional
levels, ethical dilemmas and solutions, discussions of value in social work.

SHO 348 Social Work Theory III (4.0.4) ECTS 6
Social work as a problem solving process. Process of social work intervention. Stages of the
process of social work practice. Identification of the problem, data collection and syntheses,
assessment, planning, intervention (direct practice actions, indirect practice actions) termination
and evaluation at micro (individuals), mezzo (groups), and macro (community and society) levels.

SHO 330 Social Work with the Elderly (2.0.2) ECTS 3
The place of the aged in society and attitudes towards the aged. Social-spiritual problems and needs
and ecpectations of the aged. Social work interventions and models in the field of the aged.

SHO 332 Industrial Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Definition and origins of industrial social work, roles and skills of social work in the industrial
setting, social workers’ role in promotion of the occupational health and safety, application of
social work skills to human resource management, job loss and the social work, the role and
function of social workers in trade unions, the future of industrial social work.

SHO 334 School Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
History of the school social work, its conceptual framework, functions of the school social worker,
student focused school social interventions. Family focused social work intervention, teacher
focused social work intervention, the school social worker in educational planning, teamwork in
the schools; the school social work in the community planning of extra curricular activities
organisational structure and legislation about educational system.

SHO 340 Demography (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Content of the course is as follows: introduction of population and rela ted concepts; theories of
population; analysis of birth, death and migration concepts; relationship between urbanization and
population movements; assessment of population movements within the framework of the social


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welfare concept; changes in the family structure together with population movements;
characteristicis of the popultion structure and policy in Turkey and assessment of these
characteristics in comparison with other countries; concept of poyulation planning, role of social
work profession in population policy and planning.

SHO 346 Social Work with Youth (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Content of the course is as follows: definition of the youth; characteristics of youngsters; problems
of youth; discoverin the potentials of the young and mobilizing them in the basis of their power;
youth policies; functions of social work profession in solving the problems of youth and taking
advantage of their potentials at the highest level; practices of social workers in youth organization.

SHO 342 Comparative Social Welfare Models (2.0.2) ECTS 3
This course is intended to give basic knowledge of social welfare models and changing of social
policy. The studies concern society’s fundamental organization, its economic, political and social
security systems that are constituted by social policy and welfare systems.

SHO 338 Community Development and Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Social development, Basic definitions of rural and urban development, developmental approaches
and models; conceptual dimensions of social development in terms of developmental economy and
social policy; overwiev of social development from the holistic perspective of social work; holistic
approach to economic and social development; social development endeover in Turkey,
developmental policies in the process of structural development; social development in plans;
evaluation of the social development practices in Turkey; Social development approach from social
work perspective; developing developmental models, plans, programs and projects; implementation
of social development programs and projects from the perspective of social work theory; role of the
state in economic life; economic models aiming at social welfare state.

SHO 413 Medical and Psychiatric Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 5
The course provides students with information related to health care settings, the specific roles of
social workers in theses settings and health care for specific client groups such as children, women
and the elderly. The course content includes: bio-psycho-social consequences of illness, patients
rights and problems, current health delivery systems in Turkey, definition of medical and
psychiatric interventions, historical development of medical social work, practice skills and
strategies for work with individuals, families, groups and service providers in a variety of health
care settings, the role of social work on a multi-disciplinary team.

SHO 415 Criminality and Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 4
Rights and needs of juvenile delinquents, young offenders and adult criminals within the context of
“Convention on the Rights of Children” and “Declaration of Human Rights”. Causes of criminality
with relation to macro, mid and micro level social systems. Within generalist social work approach,
intervention to juvenile delinquency, woman and adult criminality. Characteristics of juvenile
justice and criminal justice systems and their relations to other systems such as welfare, education,
health and social security systems. Models of preventive and correctional social work with
children, youth, woman and adult criminals.

SHO 417 Social Work Practices I (1.18.10) ECTS 18
An integrative approach to the knowledge base of social work, its value orientation and its practice
methodology. Within a supervised educational setting students’ functioning as participant and/or
observer at micro, mezzo, macro level works focusing on individual, family, group, organization
and community.

SHO 425 Street Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Street as a habitat. Social services provided to homeless, drug abusers and street children and
youth. Global social work intervention polices, strategies, program ad projects relations polices,
strategies with NGO’s and related organisations.


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SHO 427 Substance Abuse and Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Kinds of substance abuse and dynamics related to the abuse. The pschyco-social characteristics of
the abusers. The problems faced, social work intervention in substance abuse. Case studies.

SHO 431 Non-Governmental Organizations and Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
The role and importance of the non-governmental organisations in the framework of the social
development and the social change. The concept of voluntarism and its importance for social
services. Skills and roles of social workers in the organisation, function and development of NGOs.

SHO 433 Anti-Oppressive Practice (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Groups under oprression in societies, patterns of oppression, strategies of anti-oppressive practice.

SHO 435 Strategic Planning and Project Development in Social Service Agencies (2.0.2)
ECTS 3
The process of Strategic Planning in Social Service Agencies: The situation analysis, mission,
vision, principles and values, strategic aims and objectives, activities anda projects, monitoring and
evaluation, performance measurement. Project manegement and planning in social services.

SHO 437 Health and Environment (2.0.2) ECTS 3
Definition of health. Importance of personal and social hygiene. Interrelationship between personal
and social hygiene. Study of human anatomy; genetics, nutrition and basic nutritional needs.
Contemporary health problems. Malnutrition and other prevalent diseases in Turkey; their causes
and social aspects, communicable diseases and their control. Environmental sanitation and primary
health services in Turkey. Vocational diseases and their prevention.

SHO 439 Gender and Social Work (2.0.2) ECTS 3
This course is intended to develop skills for understanding and analyzing the gendered structure of
the society. In this course firstly, we will discuss the theoretical approaches on gender and
women’s problems. Then we will combine these approaches with the social work theories and try
to develop a gender sensitive social work approach. Lastly, we try to use these conceptual
framework for understanding the gendered structure of Turkish society.

SHO 418 Social Work Practices II (1.30.16) ECTS 30
Students enrolled in this course are assigned to an agency for five days a week through the 8 th
semester. Students must take on a significant role to practice micro, mezzo and macro applicants
after the planning stage of social work practice I. Students are expected to develop the ability to
function within the system as a social worker.




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