The Office of Social Responsibility which conducts its work through the Student Deanship has been operating since the 2011-2012 academic year. In SRA 101 and SRA 102 courses conducted by the office, an applied training program is carried out encouraging students to be responsible for the society they live in both individually and through team work. These compulsory courses for undergraduate freshmen will bring students’ awareness to the environment they live in and the lives of others in the community and they will be trained as “sensitive” individuals. In the first semester of the course, which will continue in the fall and spring semesters, students will have general information about Social Responsibility and guests from non-governmental organizations will be invited to introduce themselves. Subsequently, students will take part in the field studies of a project of their choice. Field studies start at the end of the fall semester and continue throughout the spring semester.
SRA 101–SRA 102 Social Responsibility Courses
SRA 101 and SRA 102 are non-credit but compulsory courses. These courses are taken by undergraduate freshmen and they comprise two semesters. The courses require 70% compulsory attendance in each semester.
Students who have started as freshmen in 2014 but progressed to the second or subsequent semesters through a course exemption will be exempted from these courses. Students enrolling at our university in 2013 by vertical transfer who studied in the Prep Program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year and progressed to the second or other subsequent semesters in the 2014-2015 Academic Year can enroll in these courses voluntarily by filing a petition.
International students who have enrolled in our university in accordance with the international student quota can take these lessons voluntarily by filing a petition.
Social Responsibility will be conducted in seven groups:
- Children Projects
- Women Projects
- Senior Citizen Projects
- Environmental Projects
Ecological Environmental Projects
Projects Concerning Animals
- Health Projects
- Disability Support Projects
- Research and Development Projects
In the first semester, educational studies will be organized in which representatives of non-governmental organizations and state institutions and organizations will participate as guests. It is important and compulsory for the students to attend these studies in terms of choosing the projects that they will participate in and field work that will be conducted during the project term. In the fall semester, after the seminar period, students will choose the project areas that they wish to work in.
In the fall semester, students will start to conduct the required studies, in coordination with non-governmental organizations, during their course hours or spare time.
Projects will be conducted in groups based on the number of students according to the quota and coordinated by a team leader. In the first week of the field studies, all project groups and team leaders will be informed about the required application of knowledge related to the field studies in a meeting. All students are obliged to submit an interim report at the end of the fall semester.
As mentioned above, students who do not attend 70 % of the lessons in the fall semester or submit their interim reports will be deemed to fail and they will not have a right to take the SRA 102 course. In these circumstances, students will have to retake this subject in the following academic year. Moreover, during the fieldwork of SRA 101 course, the students who are absent two weeks in a row without an excuse will fail the course.
Students who selected the projects during the fall semester will continue their work during the spring semester. At the end of the academic year, all students are obliged to submit an interim report and a final report including assessment and feedback related to the projects which they carried out during the whole academic year.
Students, who do not attend 70% of the lessons in the spring semester and do not submit their interim reports together with the final reports, will be deemed to fail and required to retake SRA 102 the following academic year. Moreover, during the fieldwork of SRA 102 course, the students who are absent two weeks in a row without an excuse will fail the course.
Note: If you have any enquiries about the courses, you can visit the Social Responsibility Office in First block.