Introduction To Sociology

Course Code: 
SOC 101
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
İngilizce
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

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

INTRODUCTION: DEFINITIONS OF SOCIOLOGY

 

2

FIRST AUTHORS OF SOCIOLOGY: AUGUSTE COMTE

 

3

FRENCH SOCIOLOGY AND EMILE DURKHEIM

 

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

Textbook

Books and articles
 

Additional Resources

 

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents

Book, Articles, Book Chapters

Assignments

 

Exams

Mid-term and Final Exam

 

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 CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

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

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

6

84

Mid-terms

1

10

10

Quiz

0

0

0

Homework

0

0

0

Final examination

1

14

14

Total Work Load

 

 

156

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

6,24

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6