SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Course Code: 
PA 310
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
This course will examine the changing role of social movements in bringing about change in a globalising world. From the 1960s so-called 'new social movements', including women's, lesbian and gay and environmental movements, transformed the social and political landscape of western societies. These movements promoted new forms of organisation, tactics and ideas such as the politics of oppression, identity and culture, empowerment and post-materialism. Through the case studies from Turkish political context, students will consider the problems faced by outsiders in challenging established interests and institutions and ask whether political change can be effected from outside
Course Content: 

Social movements are collective attempts to change the way people live their lives, how governments govern, and how economic systems produce and distribute goods. This class focuses on theoretical domains in the sociological study of social movements and general social  processes. Substantive work on specific movements is used to explain issues such as mobilization, tactics, and ideology, as well as how the social context in which a movement takes place matters.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program’s Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

understand basic concepts in the study of social movements;

5,10

1,2,3

A

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical role of social movements particularly since the 1960s.

 

5,10,

1,2,3

A

understand the political challenges faced by social movements in Turkey

5,3

1,2,3

A

identify and analyse the relationship between institutional  and extra-institutional forms of politics in Turkish political context

5,8,13

1,2,3

A

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

What is a social movement?

 

2

Introduction to Social Movements in Historical Context

 

 

3

Theoretical foundations

 

4

States and Political Opportunities

 

5

Cultural Resistance, Framing, and Identity

 

6

Organizing and Organizations

 

7

Emotions and social protest

 

8

MIDTERM EXAM

 

9

Politics, Repression, and Movement Decline

 

10

Defining Success and the Consequences of Social Movements

 

11

Transnational Movement Organizations

 

12

Counter movements

 

13

Revolutinary Movements

 

14

Protest Cycles and violence

 

15

The News Media and Social Movements

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

David Snow, Sarah Soule and

Hanspieter Kreisi (2004) (eds) . The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. Malden, MA

Additional Resources

Tarrow, Sidney. 1998. Power in Movement. New York: Cambridge University Press.2nd  edition  Tilly, Charles. 1978. From Mobilization to Revolution. Random House.

Jenkins, J. Craig. 1983. "Resource Mobilization Theory and the Study of Social

Movements." Annual Review of Sociology 9: 527-53.

Klandermans, Bert and Sidney Tarrow. 1988. “Mobilization into Social Movements:

Synthesizing European and American Approaches.” International Social Movement

Research 1:1-38.

McAdam, Doug, John D. McCarthy and Mayer N. Zald. 1988. “Social Movements.” In

Neil Smelser, ed. Handbook of Sociology. Sage.

Pichardo, Nelson. 1997. “New Social Movements: A Critical Review.” Annual Review

of Sociology 23:411-30.

 

Polletta, Francesca and James M. Jasper. 2001. “Collective Identity and Social

Movements.” Annual Review of Sociology 27:283-305.

 

Snow, David and Pamela E. Oliver. 1994. “Social Movements and Collective Behavior:

Social Psychological Dimensions and Considerations.” In K. Cook, G. Fine, and J.

House, eds., Sociological Perspectives on Social Psychology. Allyn and Bacon.

 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Quizzes

   

Assignment

   

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

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

 

When students have completed the Public Administration Undergraduate Program, they will be able to;

 

 

 

 

 

1

understand and have universal principles of public administration as well as gain knowledge of the structure and process of Turkish Public Administration,

     

X

 

2

gain knowledge of superiority of law and believe in universal principles of law and also know Turkish legal System,

   

X

 

 

3

behave environmentally sensitive and responsible and develop public policies on this issue,

       

X

4

understand the importance of Atatürk thought  within the guidance of science

 

X

   

 

5

be executive and administrative candidates who know well Turkish socio-politic history and structure,

       

X

6

integrate technological developments and implement technology in an efficient and effective manner in both public and private sectors,

 

 

X

 

 

7

improve communication and leadership skills,

 

 

X

 

 

8

improve ability of expressing in English and Turkish,

 

 

 

X

 

9

gain knowledge of EU legislation (acquis communataire),

 

 

X

 

 

10

appraise global and regional developments,

 

 

 

 

X

11

realize / recognize the importance of art,

 

X

 

 

 

12

prepare their career also in private sector - apart from government executives,  as such the flexibility of the program and on the facilities of double major and minor,

 

 

X

 

 

13

compare and select the professional opportunities in the field related to the international relations and administrative law.  

 

 

 

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)

10

3

30

Mid-terms

1

2

2

Quiz

1

1

1

Final examination

1

8

8

Total Work Load

   

89

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

   

3,56

ECTS Credit of the Course

   

4