Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708002422007MODERN SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVESElective242
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. EBRU ÇETİN
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
1Basic definitions and scope of course
2Concept of globalization
3The emergence of globalization in historical perspective
4The social, economic, cultural and political effects of globalization
5Globalization and nation state
6Modernization
7Dimensions of modernization
8Midterm Exam
9Postmodernism
10Postmodern thinkers
11The main characteristics of postmodernism
12Consumption society
13The consumption and consumer culture as a means of modernization
14The cultural hegemony of capitalism
15Evaluation of course
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Best, Steven and Kellner, Douglas. (1998/1991) Postmodern teori. Eleştirel Soruşturmalar, (çev. Mehmet Küçük) İstanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları. Çiğdem, Ahmet. (1997) Bir İmkan Olarak Modernite. Weber ve Habermas, İstanbul: İletişim Yayıncılık. Eagleton, Terry. (1999) Postmodernizmin yanılsamaları, (çev. Mehmet Küçük) İstanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları. Harvey, David. (1996) Postmodernliğin Durumu. Kültürel Değişimin Kökenleri, (çev. Sungur Savran) İstanbul: Metis Yayınları. Şaylan, Gencay. (1999) Postmodernizm, Ankara: İmge Kitabevi. Giddens, Anthony (1984) Toplumun Kuruluşu, Bilim ve Sanat
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
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11818
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)60
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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