Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708003122016SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATIONCompulsory364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims to examine globalization and transnationalism. This course offers students an opportunity to explore and understand the global nature of contemporary social, economic, cultural and political change. The first part will introduce students to globalization theories and trends as well as to its processes and institutional structures. The course will focus on contemporary transnational movements of people and the social relations that are built around such transnational links. The course pays attention to the relationship between globalization and inequality, the fate of cultural diversity (multiculturalism and pluralism) in a globalized world.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Lülüfer Körükmez
Learning Outcomes
1Basic understanding of main schools of thought in transnationalism and globalization literatures
2Their historical development and current applications
3Basic understanding of relation between social theory and how one conceptualizes transnationalism and globalization
4Basic understanding of central challenges for contemporary work on transnationalism
5Development of critical reading and thinking abilities
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Given in detail at weekly course contents
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction & Overview of the course
2Explaining Globalization: Concepts & Trends
3Debating Globalization
4Global Flows: from National to Transnational Spheres
5Explaining Transnationalism I: Concepts & Trends
6Explaining Transnationalism II: Concepts & Trends
7Experiencing Globalization, Immigration & Transnationalism
8Mid-Term Exam
9Constructing Identities: Global/National Identities (Part I)
10Constructing Identities: Transnational identities (Part II)
11Immigrant Politics, Transnational Communities
12Transnationalism and Diasporas
13Case Studies: Between Here and There
14Case Studies: Between Here and There II
15Changing Characteristics of World Societies: Concerns from Above and Below
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• Basch, L.& Glick-Schiller, N & Blanck, C.S.(1994) Nations Unbound, Gordon and Breach Pub. • Brettell, C. (2007), Constructing Borders Crossing Boundaries, UK: Rowman&Littlefield Publishers, Inc. • Faist, T. (2003), Uluslar arası Göç ve Ulusaşırı Toplumsal Alanlar, İstanbul: Bağlam Yayınları • Portes, A. & DeWind, J. (2007), Rethinking Migraiton New Theorical and Emprical Perspectives, New York: Berghahn Books
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)
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination21020
Individual Study for Final Examination31030
Reading8324
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)116
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