Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708004022016CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORIES-IICompulsory485
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Students get the comprehension of fundamental theories (that are structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism) and their theorists’ fundamental concepts and viewpoints about society and individual along with the historical period they lived in. Realizing all aspects of each theory through each theory’s representative figure, students interpret these perspectives with a comparative point of view.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Bekir BALKIZ
Learning Outcomes
1 Sosyolojik araştırmalar için temel olan kavramlaştırma ve kuramlaştırma yeteneği kazanma
2Sosyoloji içi kuramsal tartışmaları kavrayarak, sosyolojik düşünce üretme yeteneği kazanma
3To gain the ability of conceptualization and theorizing which is a basic need for sociologic research
4Disiplinler arası bir bakışla sosyoloji kuramlarını diğer sosyal bilim kuramlarıyla ilişkilendirme yeteneği kazanma
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6 To understand the academical arguments and to gain the ability of sociological thinking
7To understand the relationship between classical and contemporary sociology
8To understand the relationship between sociology and other sciences with an interdisciplinary approach
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this course, after the general frames of structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism are put forward, the basic acceptances of every contemporary sociological theory are discussed within the context of every theory’s representative theoretician. In this context, each theoretician is analyzed in the context of the model he/she has formed in the framework of the fundamental assumptions on the nature of individual, society and theory, during the lesson in which associated theory is discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1What is Postmodenism?
22 Social Origins of Postmodernism
33 Postmodernism and Social Change
44 ideational Origins of Postmodernism
55 Nietzsche and Postmodernism
66 Postmodernism in Art
77 Critique of Postmodernism about Science and Positivism
88 Midterm Exam
99 Postmodernism and Social Science
1010 Postmodernism and Critical Theory
1111 From Structualism to Post structualism
1212 Postyapısalcı Analiz Nedir? What is Post structual analysis
1313 Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze
1414 Post structualism and Language
1515 A General Discussion
1616 Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Steven Best/Douglas Kellner, Postmodern Teori, Ayrıntı Yayınları 2) John W.Murphy, Postmodern Toplumsal Analiz ve Postmodern Eleştiri, Eti Yayınları 3) Madan Sarup, Postyapısalcılık ve Postmodernizm, Ark Yayınları 4) Michel Foucault, Kelimeler ve Şeyler, İmge Yayınevi 5) Gilles Deleuze/Felix Guattari, Kapitalizm ve Şizofreni, Bağlam Yayınları 6) Alan Megill, Aşırılığın Peygamberleri, Bilim ve Sanat Yayınları 7) Kasım Küçükalp, Nietzsche ve Postmodernizm, Paradigma Yayınları 8) Gençay Şaylan, Postmodernizm, İmge Yayınları
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Discussion14228
Self Study14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading14456
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)160
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