Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to introduce to the history of sociology and sociological thoughts from 18th century to present and. This course encourages students to comment social events according to different theorical perspectives.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nimet ÖNÜR
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to explain the nature, types, advantages and disadvantages of information communication technologies and to be aware of unethical issues caused by ICTs.
2to know well various thinkings via the familiarizing and investigation of political, economical, cultural institutional mechanisms of societies in different theorical perspectives
3to acquire the reading skills backgrounds and predictions of today’s economics, politics, cultural events and forecast about the future social events and the ability to anticipate
4To keep up to date, and interpretation of skill the social events and problems in national and global developments .
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
ICTs: Description, nature and advantages, importance of ICTs and moral issues. ICTs and Social Development: Cultural globalization, utopian and dystopian perspectives, gap between information rich and information poor countries, north and south analysis. ICTs’ effects on marketing, advertising, public relations, human resources, culture, interpersonal communication etc.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The history of sociology:positivism, enlightenment philosophy and it’s place , importance in industrial relations…” sociology” as a science Expression Method
2Tradition of Classical Sociology:A. Comte, Durkheim,S.Simon, Proudhon, etc Expression Method
3Marx-Capitalism –aleniation Expression Method
4M.Weber, W.Pareto, Expression Method
5American sociology: structural Functionalism R. Metron, T. Parsons,vb.Expression Method and Presentations
6Conflict theory:Dahrendorf. G. Simmel Expression Method and Presentations
7Chicago School: Symbolic Interationism G.H.Mead, Blumer, Gofman,vb. Expression Method and Presentations
8Midterm exam
9The impact of ICTs on CommunicaitonExpression Method and Presentations
10Critical theory, Frankfurt School Orientalism, etc.Expression Method and Presentations
11Hermeneutik W. Diltey, Schleiermacher,H.G.Gadamer, J.HabermasExpression Method and Presentations
12Modernism and postmodernismExpression Method and Presentations
13Postmodernism and thinkers of poststructual’sm presentersExpression Method and Presentations
14Nietzche M.Foucault, J.Derrida, R,RortyExpression Method and Presentations
15Postmodern art and it’s literature Expression Method and Presentations
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Aron, R.(1986) Stages of Sociological Tough, İş Bankası Publication. Tolan,B.(1982) Introduction to Sociology, Swingewood,A.(1998) Stages of Sociological Tough, Science and Art Publication, Ankara. Turner,P.S.(1997)Social Theory and Sociology, Black Well Publishing, Walters,M. (2005) Feminism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford Üniversity Press ,Oxford. Lyotart, J. F. (1997) “Postmodern Condition” (Trans. Ahmet Çiğdem) Vadi Publication , Ankara Waters,M.(2000)Globalization,Routledge, Cornwall,
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Homework Problems12224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination177
Individual Study for Final Examination199
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO14    4
LO23    4
LO34    4
LO44    4
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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