Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708003012016SOCIOLOGY OF TIME AND SPACECompulsory355
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to help students to discover the connections between time,/space and social reality, understand the social construction of time and space, develop an understanding on how these notions take place in social studies and introduce them spatial sociology and sociology of time..
Name of Lecturer(s)
Göknur (Bostancı) Ege
Learning Outcomes
1understanding the connections between spatial context and social reality
2understanding the social construction of time and space
3analyzing socio-spatial aspects in a sociological research
4having knowledge on the notions of time and space in sociological thought
5understanding basic terminology related to sociology of time and space in English
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Competence in English: Being able to read, write, understand and speak in English
Recommended Optional Programme Components
The students are recommended to do further reading and research to get better understanding, develop their own thinking and be aware of different approaches on the course subjects
Course Contents
The course content covers following subjects: sociological context of time and space, philosophical background: Aristotle, time and space as categories of understanding in human thought, Newtonian and Kantian time and space, Durkheim: social construction of time and space, time and space in social theory, time and space in Marxist thought, Simmel: Spatial reality of social life, Urry: sociology of time and space, Giddens: time and space distinciation, Harvey: postmodern condition, time-space compression, Cyber time, cyber space, public/private space and privacy, time/space, culture, cultural differences. rural/urban time and space, discussion: sociology of time and space.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Sociological context of time and space
2Philosophical background: Aristotle, time and space as categories of understanding in human thought
3Newtonian and Kantian time and space
4Durkheim: social construction of time and space
5Time and space in social theory
6Time and space in Marxist thought
7Simmel: Spatial reality of social life
8Mid-Term Exam
9Urry: sociology of time and space
10Giddens: time and space distanciation
11Harvey: postmodern condition, time-space compression
12Cyber time, cyber space
13Public/private space and privacy
14Time/space, culture, cultural differences. rural/urban time and space
15Discussion: sociology of time and space
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Durkheim E. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912). translated by Carol Cosman. Oxford University Press. 2001 Giddens A., The Consequences of Modernity, Polity Press. UK. 1990 Urry J., ‘The Sociology of Space and Place’ in The Blackwell Companion to Sociology ed: J. R. Blau, Blackwell Pub.UK. 2001 Benko, G., Strohmayer, U, Space and social theory: interpreting modernity and postmodernity. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 1997 D. Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change, Wiley-Blackwell, 1991
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
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study10440
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11818
Individual Study for Final Examination11818
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
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