Faculty of Science and Letters

Department of Sociology

Course Contents

Department of Sociology
Course Content

1. Semester
CourseTACECTS

6ING103 - English-I

English speaking, writing, listening and speaking practices and grammar knowledge.

4044

6SOSTBA101 - History of Civilization

In this course, first of all, the concept of civilisation will be defined, and development process of this concept will be outlined. The relationship between concepts of 'culture' and 'civilisation' will be discussed. The question will be dealt with if there are only one single civilisation or equivalent civilisations. Regarding civilisation and world civilisations, related approaches of Herder, Braudel, Toynbee, Martin Bernal, Marshall Hodgson etc. will be evaluated. Developments, structures, and relations between Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greek, Chinese, Indian, Islamic and European/Western/Christian and other civilisations will be discussed.

3034

6SOSMAU103 - Introduction To Philosophy

As a thinking activity, what is philosophy ? and basic subtitles of philosophy.

3036

6PSKTBA151 - Introduction to Psychology

This course includes basic concepts, goals, methods and history of psychology, physiologic psychology, learning, memory, motivation and emotions, developmental psychology, social and cultural psychology.

3035

6SOSMAU101 - Introduction to Sociology-I

The content of this course is the question of 'what is sociology', the relationship between the individual and the society, society, social behavior and social relations, relationship of sociology with other social sciences, culture, gender and media relations.

3037

6UYDATA101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Reforms-I

In this course, ideas and principles during the birth and development of modern Turkey are discussed.

2022

6UYDTDL101 - Turkish Language-I

World languages, historical periods of Turkish, phonetical and structural features of Turkish.

2022
Total2002030
2. Semester
CourseTACECTS

6ING104 - English-II

The development of English grammar, speaking, writing, listening and reading competencies.

4044

6SOSMAU106 - Introduction to Economics

Basic Information about the Definition, Scope, Subject and Nature of Economics at the Entry Level and Teaching the Fundamental Subjects in the Context of the Introduction to Microeconomics by Explaining the Brief History of Economics and Its Development

3035

6SOSMAU102 - Introduction to Sociology-II

The content of this course: What is sociology?, the relationship between the individual and the society, society, social behavior and social relations, relationship of sociology with other social sciences, culture, gender and media relations.

3036

6UYDATA102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Reforms-II

Political reforms, legal reforms, educational and cultural reforms, economic reforms, social reforms, Atatürk’s principles, Atatürk’s foreign policy, Turkey in the World War II, Turkey between 1950- 1960.

2022

6SHBTBA102 - Social Anthropology

The content of the course: the scope and development of anthropology as a discipline: 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 reason for having difficulties in defining the concept; the differences between epic and ethic interpretations of culture; cultural processes; anthropological theories.

3036

6SOSMAU104 - Sociological Reading and Writing

In this course, first of all, the concept of plagiraism and scientific ethic will be problemitized. How to understand the main theme and the different summarizing technics will be discussed by focusing on sociological texts chosen from different domains of sociology. We will insist on how we should make an introduction, development and conclusion in a sociological essay.

3035

6UYDTDL102 - Turkish Language-II

Word groups, structure of sentences, sentence types, expression mistakes.

2022
Total2002030
3. Semester
CourseTACECTS

6SOSTBA203 - Philosophy of Science

The content of this course: the characteristics of scientific knowledge, value and measurability of scientific knowledge, pioneers of philosophy of science, ethics, relationship between philosophy and scientific methods.

2024

6UYDMSE001 - Professional Liability and Ethics

The course includes the definition, purpose, and principles of ethics , its relation to law, evaluation of the concepts of profession, institution and social responsibility, reasons for professional corruption and unethical behavior in professional life, their results and solutions.

2022

6SOSMAU201 - Quantitative Research Methods

The content of this course: stages of quantitative research; hypothesis, literature review, data collecting, data analysis, asking question and preparing questionnaire, data analysis, SPSS techniques, applications.

3036

6SOSMAU207 - Social Psychology

Study of the individual in groups and society, with focus on processes such as attitude formation and change, social influence, conformity, communication, and group dynamics.

3035

6SOSTBA201 - Sociology of Family

The content of this course: family theories, marriage types, functions of the family, family structure in different religions and societies, woman in the family, place of children and elder, family problems, family law and family research in Turkey and in the world.

3035

6SOSMAU205 - Sociology of Knowledge

Types of knowledge, modes of knowing and their social origins; factual and conceptual nexus of culture, ideology and doxa; and theories and approaches of sociologists who have contributed to the sociology of knowledge.

3034

6SOSMAU203 - Statistics and Computer Techniques

The content of this course: data collecting, coding, data entering, data processing and how to process data obtained from field surveys as well as tabulating and charting.

2024
Total1801830
4. Semester
CourseTACECTS

6UYDBTK101 - Applications of Information Technologies

Basic concepts of computer, usage of internet, Windows 7, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint.

2022

6UYDEDY001 - Critical Thinking, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Contemporary theories and approaches about thinking towards induction and deduction methods, ways of critical assessment, ways of critical evaluation, the relationships between creativeness and innovation, the application of innovation and using innovation as a core competence for entrepreneurship are taught in this class.

2023

6SOSMAU306 - Gender

Whether the context is neoliberal capitalism imposed by globalisation, totalitarian regimes, or the conservative and moralist politics of fundamentalism, 'woman' remain situated as the object of politics. The course will engage in analysis of these political contexts and discourses, examine experiences of women, and propose strategies and solutions.

3035

6SOSMAS009 - Political Sociology

The content of this course: basic concepts of political sociology, political power and state, civil society, democratic system and its components, political culture and behavior, mass society, public opinion, political propaganda.

3035

6SOSMAU202 - Qualitative Research Methods

The content of this course: basic concepts of qualitative research methods, characteristics, historical-theoretical background of qualitative thinking, differences between qualitative and quantitative research, published examples of qualitative research and qualitative research design.

3036

6SOSMAU206 - Social History of Turkey

Periods (and periodization) of the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic based on modes of production and types of domination; transformation of the class structures; fundemental facts and important events of each period; cultural transformations and their products.

3034

6SOSTBA206 - Social Stratification

The content of this course: the historicity of the concept of stratification, social stratification and social life, stratification approaches, concepts of class and equality, social structure analysis.

3035
Total1901930
5. Semester
CourseTACECTS

6SOSMAU305 - Classical Sociological Theories

The content of the course: emergence of sociology as a discipline, basic concepts of the history of sociology, ideas of the sociologists, the relationship between the history of sociology and other sciences and the literature on the history of sociology.

3035

6SOSTBA202 - Demography

The content of this course: effects of fertility, mortality and migration on populations, calculating basic demographic indicators, constructing life tables and evaluations on population in Turkey and in the world.

3034

6SOSMAS050 - Elective Course I

3034
6SOSMAS001 - Sociology of Education

The content of this course: basic concepts of education, theories of education, relations between education and other social institutions, critical pedagogy, educational system and politics.

6SOSMAS002 - Sociology of Body

The content of this course: sociological examination of the human body as a cultural phenomenon that intersects with identity, health, illness, disability and gender.

6SOSMAS003 - Medical Sociology

The content of this course: health system, modern medicine and public, concepts of patients and illnesses, relations between health patients and doctors, modern medicine (health) as sociological phenomenon, medical reforms in Turkey.

6SOSMAS005 - Feminist Approach and Methodology

Whether the context is neoliberal capitalism imposed by globalisation, totalitarian regimes, or the conservative and moralist politics of fundamentalism, 'woman' remain situated as the object of politics. The course will engage in analysis of these political contexts and discourses and examine experiences of women, and propose strategies and solutions.

6SOSMAS008 - Sociology of Literature

The content of the course: Basic concepts of sociology and literature, analysis of sociological components in literary works.

6SOSMAS009 - Political Sociology

The content of this course: basic concepts of political sociology, political power and state, civil society, democratic system and its components, political culture and behavior, mass society, public opinion, political propaganda.

6SOSMAS010 - Basic Concepts Of Philosophy

As a thinking activity, what is philosophy ? and basic subtitles of philosophy.

6SOSMAS020 - Communication Sociology

We discuss about communication theories and researchs in this field. Communication makes a theory based upon social life and it is examined as applying on different communication systems of divers societies.

6SOSMAS021 - Sosyal Girişimcilik

6SOSMAU307 - Sociology of Religion

The content of this course: general concept of religion, definition of religion, its historical background and social functions of religion.

6SOSMAS004 - Ethnicity and Identity

Content of the course: Conceptualisation of ethnicity, the modern world and ethnicity, ethnicity and social institutions, racism, social and economic approaches to ethnicity, social classes and ethnicity.

3034

6SOSYGD001 - Human Rights

The content of this course: Introduction to human rights and citizenship, historical background of human rights, equality, freedom, state, politics, constitution, international law of human rights, applications of the United Nations, European Council and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

2023

6SOSMAU309 - New Social Movements

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3035

6SOSMAU303 - Sociology of Economics

The content of this course: definitions of basic concepts of sociology of economics. The relationship between social sciences and economics. Sociological approaches to economic applications in Turkey.

3035
Total2002030
6. Semester
CourseTACECTS

6SOSMAU302 - Contemporary Sociological Theories

The content of this course: basic contemporary theories and their representatives, theory, structural-functionalist theory: Parsons, Merton, conflict theory, Dahrendorf, Coser, Lukacs and totality, Gramsci, Frankfurt School, symbolic interactionism, sociological phenomenology, sociology of daily life, social act and interactionism, ethnomethodology, the concept of post-industrial society, structuralism, post-structuralism, post-modernism.

3035

6SOSMAS051 - Elective Course II

3035
6SOSMAS002 - Sociology of Body

The content of this course: sociological examination of the human body as a cultural phenomenon that intersects with identity, health, illness, disability and gender.

6SOSMAS004 - Ethnicity and Identity

Content of the course: Conceptualisation of ethnicity, the modern world and ethnicity, ethnicity and social institutions, racism, social and economic approaches to ethnicity, social classes and ethnicity.

6SOSMAS006 - Ethnography

The content of this course: examination of cultural groups, the relationship between human and culture, the importance of qualitative research methods, examples of ethnograpy.

6SOSMAS007 - Population, Family, Fertility

The content of this course: family as a demographic institution, fertility and family institution, calculations of fertility indicators, social and economic determinants of fertility, fertility levels in the world, fertility researches, fertility in Turkey.

6SOSMAS009 - Political Sociology

The content of this course: basic concepts of political sociology, political power and state, civil society, democratic system and its components, political culture and behavior, mass society, public opinion, political propaganda.

6SOSMAS011 - History of Philosophy

The Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, hume Berkeley, Kant Hegel

6SOSMAS013 - Masculinity Studies

This course examines theories and terms of manhood related to other theories such as queer and feminism.

6SOSMAS020 - Communication Sociology

We discuss about communication theories and researchs in this field. Communication makes a theory based upon social life and it is examined as applying on different communication systems of divers societies.

6SOSMAS022 - Bireysel Girişimcilik

6SOSMAS023 - Sociology and Culture of Consumption

6SOSMAS052 - Elective Course III

3034
6SOSMAS001 - Sociology of Education

The content of this course: basic concepts of education, theories of education, relations between education and other social institutions, critical pedagogy, educational system and politics.

6SOSMAS003 - Medical Sociology

The content of this course: health system, modern medicine and public, concepts of patients and illnesses, relations between health patients and doctors, modern medicine (health) as sociological phenomenon, medical reforms in Turkey.

6SOSMAS008 - Sociology of Literature

The content of the course: Basic concepts of sociology and literature, analysis of sociological components in literary works.

6SOSMAS012 - History of Thought in Turkey

This course is based on the discussions on the discours of certain actors of the period from various fields like literature, politics, sociology, philosophy and art.

6SOSMAS014 - Sociology of Art

It aims to discuss about terms like popular culture, culture industry, politics of art, ideology, power and dsicourse, consumption culture.

6SOSMAS023 - Sociology and Culture of Consumption

6SOSYGD002 - Migration and Society

The content of this course: analysis of the experience of internal and cross-border migrations and the effects of migration.

2023

6UYDSSU001 - Social Responsibility and Community Service

This course comprises fundamentals of social responsibility and basic information on the topics of social work of individuals, groups and businesses.

2023

6SOSMAU308 - Text Analysis in Philosophy

Both scanning and analizing in detail the historical and contemporary philosophical texts, concepts peculiar the philosopher's teaching and the terminology used.

3035

6SOSMAU304 - Urban Sociology

The content of this course: city, the concepts of natural areas, division of labour, competition, community, population size, population concentration and population variety.

3035
Total1901930
7. Semester
CourseTACECTS

6SOSMAU405 - Contemporary Philosopher I

This course includes explaining the philosophical approaches and concepts of contemporary philosophers in relation to contemporary debates in various fields such as politics, philosophy, economics, art and sociology.

4048

6SOSMAU407 - Critical Psychology

The definition of critical psychology, from the standpoint of mainstream psychology, the basic assumptions, the basic issues, critical psychological practices in various subfields of psychology, and social construction issues.

4046

6SOSMAS053 - Elective Course IV-V

60610
6SOSMAS002 - Sociology of Body

The content of this course: sociological examination of the human body as a cultural phenomenon that intersects with identity, health, illness, disability and gender.

6SOSMAS004 - Ethnicity and Identity

Content of the course: Conceptualisation of ethnicity, the modern world and ethnicity, ethnicity and social institutions, racism, social and economic approaches to ethnicity, social classes and ethnicity.

6SOSMAS005 - Feminist Approach and Methodology

Whether the context is neoliberal capitalism imposed by globalisation, totalitarian regimes, or the conservative and moralist politics of fundamentalism, 'woman' remain situated as the object of politics. The course will engage in analysis of these political contexts and discourses and examine experiences of women, and propose strategies and solutions.

6SOSMAS006 - Ethnography

The content of this course: examination of cultural groups, the relationship between human and culture, the importance of qualitative research methods, examples of ethnograpy.

6SOSMAS007 - Population, Family, Fertility

The content of this course: family as a demographic institution, fertility and family institution, calculations of fertility indicators, social and economic determinants of fertility, fertility levels in the world, fertility researches, fertility in Turkey.

6SOSMAS009 - Political Sociology

The content of this course: basic concepts of political sociology, political power and state, civil society, democratic system and its components, political culture and behavior, mass society, public opinion, political propaganda.

6SOSMAS016 - Logic-I

This course includes examining the main terms, questions and inferences and relations between them.

6SOSMAS017 - Developmental Psychology

İt includes main principals and elements of developmental process, and it mentions methods of developmental process and physical, social and psychological development itself.

6SOSMAS021 - Sosyal Girişimcilik

6SOSMAU401 - Graduation Project-I

The content of this course: methodological guidance, rules of writing a graduation thesis, grammer control, punctuations, demonstrating tables and photos, rules of preparing biography, contents, appendix.

3036
Total1701730
8. Semester
CourseTACECTS

6SOSMAU406 - Contemporary philosopher II

This course includes explaining the philosophical approaches and concepts of contemporary philosophers in relation to contemporary debates in various fields such as politics, philosophy, economics, art and sociology.

4046

6SOSMAS054 - Elective Course VI-VII

60610
6SOSMAS001 - Sociology of Education

The content of this course: basic concepts of education, theories of education, relations between education and other social institutions, critical pedagogy, educational system and politics.

6SOSMAS002 - Sociology of Body

The content of this course: sociological examination of the human body as a cultural phenomenon that intersects with identity, health, illness, disability and gender.

6SOSMAS003 - Medical Sociology

The content of this course: health system, modern medicine and public, concepts of patients and illnesses, relations between health patients and doctors, modern medicine (health) as sociological phenomenon, medical reforms in Turkey.

6SOSMAS004 - Ethnicity and Identity

Content of the course: Conceptualisation of ethnicity, the modern world and ethnicity, ethnicity and social institutions, racism, social and economic approaches to ethnicity, social classes and ethnicity.

6SOSMAS005 - Feminist Approach and Methodology

Whether the context is neoliberal capitalism imposed by globalisation, totalitarian regimes, or the conservative and moralist politics of fundamentalism, 'woman' remain situated as the object of politics. The course will engage in analysis of these political contexts and discourses and examine experiences of women, and propose strategies and solutions.

6SOSMAS006 - Ethnography

The content of this course: examination of cultural groups, the relationship between human and culture, the importance of qualitative research methods, examples of ethnograpy.

6SOSMAS007 - Population, Family, Fertility

The content of this course: family as a demographic institution, fertility and family institution, calculations of fertility indicators, social and economic determinants of fertility, fertility levels in the world, fertility researches, fertility in Turkey.

6SOSMAS008 - Sociology of Literature

The content of the course: Basic concepts of sociology and literature, analysis of sociological components in literary works.

6SOSMAS009 - Political Sociology

The content of this course: basic concepts of political sociology, political power and state, civil society, democratic system and its components, political culture and behavior, mass society, public opinion, political propaganda.

6SOSMAS018 - Logic-II

This course contains practical information about the symbolic logic studies of contemporary philosophers.

6SOSMAS019 - Psychology of Learning

It is aimed to teach the concepts such as principles of Derste learning, adaptation, sensitization, classical conditioning, Pavlovian conditioning and extinguishment, acting conditioning.

6SOSMAS020 - Communication Sociology

We discuss about communication theories and researchs in this field. Communication makes a theory based upon social life and it is examined as applying on different communication systems of divers societies.

6SOSMAS022 - Bireysel Girişimcilik

6SOSMAS023 - Sociology and Culture of Consumption

6SOSMAU404 - Advanced Readings in Sociology

The content of this course: pozitivism, hermenetic, modernism, postmodernism, post-structuralism, liberalism, neoliberalism are the general titles. The articles on these approaches are discussed.

6SOSMAU498 - Graduation Project-II

The content of this course: the students determine the subject of their graduation project.

3036

6SOSMAS014 - Sociology of Art

It aims to discuss about terms like popular culture, culture industry, politics of art, ideology, power and dsicourse, consumption culture.

3035

6UYDTKA001 - Understanding Society and Culture

The students develop arguments on the social issues by reading and discussing the selected articles written on anthropological approaches and cultural issues.

2023
Total1801830
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  • A : Aplication
  • C : Credit
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System