Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708004032016CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORIES-ICompulsory475
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)
Assist. Prof. Dr. BEKİR BALKIZ
Learning Outcomes
1Sosyolojik araştırmalar için temel olan kavramlaştırma ve kuramlaştırma yeteneği kazanma
2Sosyoloji içi kuramsal tartışmaları kavrayarak, sosyolojik düşünce üretme yeteneği kazanma
3Sosyolojik araştırmalar için temel olan kavramlaştırma ve kuramlaştırma yeteneği kazanma
4Sosyoloji içi kuramsal tartışmaları kavrayarak, sosyolojik düşünce üretme yeteneği kazanma
5Sosyolojideki çeşitli kuramsal yaklaşımları farklılıkları temelinde tanıma
6
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 Theory
2Relation between Theory and Reality
3Heritage of Classic Sociology
4Marx-Durkheim-Weber
5Marx-Durkheim-Weber
6Positivism and its Critics
7Hermeneutic Sociology and its Critics
8Midterm Exam
9Critical Theory and Critical Sociology
10Origins of Western Marxism
11Frankfurt School
12Existentialism
13Structualism
14Phenomenological Sociology
15A General Discussion
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1) David West, Kıta Avrupası Felsefesine Gİriş, Paradigma Yayınları 2) Anthony Giddens, Kapitalizm ve Modern Sosyal Teori, İletişim Yayınları 3) H.Birsen Örs(Der), Modern Siyasal İdeolojiler, Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları 4) Alex Callinicos, Toplum Kuramı, İletişim Yayınları 5) Alan Swingewood, Sosyolojik Düşüncenin Kısa Tarihi, Bilim ve Sanat Yayınları 6) Russel Keat/John Urry, Bilim Olarak Sosyal Teori, İmge Yayınları 7) Margaret M.Polama, Çağdaş Sosyoloji Kuramları, Gündoğan Yayınları 8) Martin Slattery, Sosyolojide Temel Fikirler, Sentez Yayınları 9) Jonathan H.Turner/Leonard Beenghley/Charles H. Powers, Sosyolojik Teorinin Oluşumu, Sentez Yayınları 10) Raymond Aron, Sosyolojik Düşüncenin Evreleri, İş Bankası 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
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Discussion15115
Self Study14456
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination31545
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)163
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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