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Course Code: 
SOC 101
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to learn the basic concepts of sociology and its historical evolution within the cadre of the sociological theories.
Course Content: 

Within the cadre of this course, after having drawn a path of the general sociological conception, sociological thinking through major authors and an analysis of their different theories will be evaluated. The sociological theories developed in the USA, Germany and France in recent history will also be studied.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Attendance and Class Participation, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Presents the definitions and the first approaches of sociology. 7,8 1,2,3 A,B
2. Learns basic methodological approaches of sociology 1,9,10 1,2,3 A,B
3. Gains theoretical and comparative sociological knowledge about many sociological themes 1,7,8 1,2,3 A,B
4. Explains different sociological concepts 1,2,3,6,7,9,10 1,2,3 A,B
5. Examines different sociological theories 1,2,8,9,10 1,2,3 A,B
6. Gains skill in assessing daily life in sociological perspective 3,6,7,10 1,2,3 A,B

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 INTRODUCTION: DEFINITIONS OF SOCIOLOGY  
2 FIRST AUTHORS OF SOCIOLOGY: AUGUSTE COMTE  
3 FIRST AUTHORS OF SOCIOLOGY: AUGUSTE COMTE  
4 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES OF EMILE DURKHEIM  
5 KARL MARX AND ITS SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE  
6 MAX WEBER AND ITS SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE  
7 MIDTERM EXAM  
8 GEORG SIMMEL AND ITS SOCIOLOGY  
9 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT  
10 SOCIAL CHANGE AND GLOBALIZATION  
11 METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES AND RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY  
12 DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES  
13 CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES  
14 SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS  
15 SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL LIFE  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Books and articles

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Book, Articles, Book Chapters
Exams Mid-term and Final Exam

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Midterm 1 100
Quiz 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Total   100
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 60
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade   40
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To raise individuals who are proficient in research methods in social sciences, and competent in carrying out sociological research. ,       X    
2 To raise individuals who develop an interdisciplinary perspective by way of taking courses not only in the field of sociology but also those offered by different faculty and departments.       X    
3 To raise individuals who have a firm grasp of the main topics and issues of the society in Turkey,         X  
4 To raise social scientists who are competent in “sociology of organizations and institutions”, one of the major areas of sociology,       X    
5 To raise social scientists who are competent in “political sociology and social change”, one of the major areas of sociology,         X  
6 To raise social scientists who are competent in “social inequalities/stratification”, one of the major areas of sociology,         X  
7 To raise social scientists who are competent in  “culture and society”, one of the major areas of sociology,         X  
8 To raise social scientists who have a command of the history of and the theories in social sciences,         X  
9 To raise individuals who have the skill of expressing themselves well, verbally and in writing, and who are knowledgeable in the main requirements of academic writing,         X  
10 To raise individuals who are capable of developing projects in different parts of the world, working for international organizations.      X      

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration

(Hour)

Total Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 10 5 50
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Quiz 1 10 10
Homework 0 0 0
Final examination 1 24 24
Total Work Load     140
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,8
ECTS Credit of the Course     6