Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708003112016SOCIOLOGY OF MODERNITYCompulsory354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objectives of the course is to have the students gain the ability to evaluate the key themes and concepts of modern sociological approach. Thus, the ability to analyze emerging trends, common points, innovations, diversities with the sociological perspective in today societies will be discussed.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. BEKİR BALKIZ
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to have the responsibility and skills of following and understanding social events
2To be able to apply the knowledge and skills for disciplinary and interdisciplinary group works with a sociological view
3To be able to follow the new approaches and developments in sociological field
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
This course deals with the social, economic, cultural and political effects of globalization. Besides, examples from modernist and postmodernist theoreticians' works for the explanation and interpretation of the transformations and developments in social world will be analyzed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Origins of Modern Thought
2Renaissance and reformation
3Development of Natural Sciences in 17.th
4Development of Commerce and Capitalism
5Thought of enlightenment in 18.th
6Thought of enlightenment in 18.th
7Enlightenment of England, French and Germany
8Midterm Exam
9Modernity, Rationality and Subject
10Parameters of Modernity
11Productivity
12Calculability
13Predictability
14 Control and surveillance
15Irrationality of Rationality
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Marshall Berman, Katı Olan Her şey Buharlaşıyor, İletişim Yayınları 2) Alexandre Koyre, Yeniçağ Biliminin Doğuşu,Gündoğan Yayınları 3) Lucien Goldmann, Aydınlanma Felsefesi, Doruk Yayınları 4) Ahmet Çiğdem, Aydınlanma Felsefesi, İletişim Yayınları 5) Ahmet Çiğdem, Bir İmkan Olarak Modernite, İletişim Yayınları 6) Fritjof Capra, Batı Düşüncesinde Dönüm Noktası, İnsan Yayınları 7) Karl Polanyi, Büyük Dönüşüm, İletişim Yayınları 8) Leo Huberman, Feodal Toplumdan Yirminci Yüzyıla, İletişim Yayınları 9) George Ritzer, Toplumun McDonaldlaştırılması, Ayrıntı Yayınları 10) İskender Savaşır, Modernliğin Vicdanı, Kanat Yayınları 11) İlhan Kutluer, Modern Bilimin Arka Planı, İnsan Yayınları
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Tutorial14342
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)128
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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