Associate TR-NQF-HE: Level 5 QF-EHEA: Short Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 5

General Information about the Course

Course Code: IKU 921
Course Title: Volunteering Studies
Course Semester: 4. Semester / Spring
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
1 2 2 4
Language of instruction: TR
Prerequisite of the course: No
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Level of course:
Associate TR-NQF-HE:5. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:Short Cycle EQF-LLL:5. Master`s Degree
Course Lecturer(s): Anıl Kocaoğulları

Purpose and content of the course

Course Objectives: Fostering the intererst of students towards the activity and organizations for social benefit by introducing concepts such as civil society, volunteerism and project managment.
Course Objective: Discussing the basic concepts, history and the functions of civil society, the basic tenets of volunteerism, informing students about the civic sphere in Turkey, introducing project cycle managment.
Mode of Delivery: Face to face

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (Described as Theoritical and/or Factual Knowledge.)
  1) Basic concepts and the history of civil society is learnt.
  2) The basic tenets of volunteerism is learnt.
  3) The differences between activity/pracitce, service and project are explained.
Skills (Describe as Cognitive and/or Practical Skills.)
  1) Acquires the ability to write and evaluate projects.
  2) Develops cooperation with institutions and organizations.
Competences (Described as "Ability of the learner to apply knowledge and skills autonomously with responsibility", "Learning to learn"," Communication and social" and "Field specific" competences.)
  1) Participates in classroom discussions and develops ideas and views about civil society, volunteering, project implementation and real-life social issues.
  2) Gains the ability to conduct group work.
  3) Students are informed on the civil society organizations in Turkey and their topics of interest.
  4) Project cycle management and project logic are learned.
  5) Develops the ability to analyze and find solutions to social issues of interest.

Course Topics

Week Subject
Related Preparation Pekiştirme
1) Get-to-Know, Introduction, Expectations and Concepts in the Syllabus (Civil Society, Volunteering, Project Management)
2) What is civil society? What does it do?
3) Civil Society in Turkey
4) Sustainability
5) Introduction to Volunteering
6) Introduction to Project Management​
7) Problem Analysis
8) Objectives & Stakeholder Analysis
9) Activities and Budgeting
10) Logical Matrix Approach
11) Reviewing the topics in which the students had hardship
12) Project Draft - Group Presentations & Feedback​-1
13) Project Draft - Group Presentations & Feedback​-2
References: **De Tocqueville, (1994). Amerika'da demokrasi. Çev. A., Sezal, İ., & Dilber, F. İstanbul: Yetkin Hukuk Kitapları.
** European Commission (2004) Aid Delivery and Methods. Volume 1: Project Cycle Managment. Brussels: EuropeAid Cooperation Office. Retrieved on 12 February 2022. From
**Gramsci, A. (1997). Hapishane defterleri. Çev: Cemgil, A. İstanbul: Belge Yayınları.
**Tumay, M., & Okatan, F. (2015). Alexis De Tocqueville’e Göre Sivil Toplum. Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi, 19(3), 321-340.
**Yentürk, N., Aksakoğlu, Y., & Akyüz, A. (2016). AB ve kalkınma ajanslarına yönelik proje hazırlama ve bütçeleme teknikleri. İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.

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Program Outcomes
1) Today, where technology is a necessity in every field, it has become a necessity for all institutions to produce technology and ensure its continuity. It is a fact that there is always a need for qualified technical staff who can provide hardware and software solutions in Turkey and all over the world. It is important to train individuals who are experts in software in order to implement the creative and innovative ideas produced. Our Computer Programming department; It aims to train competent and creative individuals in basic programming and algorithm development techniques, current programming languages, project management methodologies, database management, network systems and hardware. In addition to technical application and theoretical content, courses that support our students' personal development and that they can focus on according to their interests are also offered.

Course Teaching, Learning Methods

Q & A
Case Problem Solving/ Drama- Role/ Case Management
Quantitative Problem Solving
Group Study / Assignment
Individual Assignment
WEB-based Learning
Practice in Field
Project Preparation
Report Writing
Social Activity
Occupational Activity
Occupational Trip
Application (Modelling, Design, Model, Simulation, Experiment et.)
Thesis Preparation
Field Study
Student Club and Council Activities
Interview and Oral Conversation
Watching a movie
Bibliography preparation
Oral, inscribed and visual knowledge production
Taking photographs
Mapping and marking
Reading maps
Copying textures
Creating a library of materials

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance % 0
Laboratory % 0
Application % 0
Practice Exam % 0
Quizzes % 0
Homework Assignments % 0
Presentation % 0
Project % 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) % 0
Field Study % 0
Article Critical % 0
Article Writing % 0
Module Group Study % 0
Brainstorming % 0
Role Playing + Dramatizing % 0
Out of Class Study % 0
Preliminary Work, Reinforcement % 0
Application Repetition etc. % 0
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.) % 0
Project Preparation + Presentation % 0
Report Preparation + Presentation % 0
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting % 0
Oral examination % 0
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Report Submission % 0
Bütünleme % 0
Kanaat Notu % 0
Committee % 0
Yazma Ödev Dosyası % 0
Portfolio % 0
Take-Home Exam % 0
Logbook % 0
Discussion % 0
Participation % 0
total % 100
total % 100

Calculation of Workload and ECTS Credits

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 13 37
Practice Exam
Special Course Internship (Work Placement)
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Article Critical
Article Writing
Module Group Study
Brainstorming 12 36
Role Playing + Dramatizing
Out-of-Class Study (Pre-study, Reinforcement, Practice Review, etc.) 5 15
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.)
Project Preparation + Presentation 6 18
Report Preparation + Presentation
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting 4 12
Oral examination
Preparing for Midterm Exams 2 6
Preparing for the General Exam
Take-Home Exam
Total Workload 124
ECTS (30 saat = 1 AKTS ) 4