• Turkish
  • English
Course Code: 
SOC 305
Semester: 
Fall
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Laboratuvar Saati: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is to comprehend the sociology of Turkey; to analyze and discuss the development of sociology in Turkey and its principal characteristics.
Course Content: 

his course includes the analysis of the principal traits of Turkish sociology. Firstly, the process of Modernization and its impact on society from the late ottoman period to the first years of Turkish Republic will be reviewed; Turkish modernization, Atatürk reforms made in social areas and their impacts on society will be studied thereafter. Secondly, religion and politics in Turkey, civil society, economic policies in Turkey, and economic growth will also be analyzed. 
 

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
2. Explains the social institutions, social groups and the social transformation. 1,2,3,4,6,7,9 1,2,3 A,B,C
3. Explains the basic principles, the social and ethical values of the Turkish society. 2,3,5,8,9,10 1,2,3 A,B,C
4. Explains the development of religion and politics, civil society and economic politics in Turkey. 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,10 1,2,3 A,B,C
5. Explains the principal social problems in Turkish society. 1,2,3,6,9,10 1,2,3 A,B,C

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 INTRODUCTION: THE PRINCIPAL CARACTERISTICS OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF TURKEY  
2 SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS, SOCIAL GROUPS AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION  
3 CLASSICAL OTTOMAN SOCIAL STRUCTURE  
4 SOCIAL STRUCTURE IN LATE OTTOMAN PERIOD  
5 TURKISH MODERNIZATION AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS  
6 KEMALIST REFORMS ON SOCIAL AREAS  
7 MIDTERM EXAM  
8 RELIGION AND POLITICS IN TURKEY  
9 CIVIL SOCIETY IN TURKEY  
10 ECONOMIC POLITICS IN TURKEY  
11 POPULAR CULTURE IN TURKEY  
12 NATION AND IDENTITY IN TURKEY  
13 BASIC SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF TURKISH SOCIETY  
14 CONCLUSION: A GENERAL ANALYSIS OF TURKISH SOCIOLOGY  
15 QUESTION-ANSWER  
16 FINAL EXAM  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Course pack consisting of selected books, articles and books.
 
Additional Resources  

Material Sharing

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

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Midterm 1 80
Quiz 0 0
Presentation 1 20
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.        

 

 

 

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) 14 3 42
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 0 0 0
Homework 1 8 8
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Work Load     123
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,92
ECTS Credit of the Course     5