SOS503 Contemporary Sociological TheoriesIstanbul Okan UniversityDegree Programs Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Studies with thesisGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Studies with thesis
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

General course introduction information

Course Code: SOS503
Course Name: Contemporary Sociological Theories
Course Semester: Fall
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
3 0 3 12
Language of instruction: TR
Course Requisites:
Does the Course Require Work Experience?: No
Type of course: Compulsory
Course Level:
Master TR-NQF-HE:7. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:Second Cycle EQF-LLL:7. Master`s Degree
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. ESRA KÖTEN
Course Lecturer(s): Öğr.Gör. B.Öğretim Elemanı
Dr.Öğr.Üyesi İLKER ÇAYLA
Course Assistants:

Course Objective and Content

Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to examine the development of sociology since the 1920s.
Course Content: Ders çerçevesinde Yapısal İşlevselcilik, Sembolik Etkileşimcilik, Etnomedoloji ve Fenomenoloji gibi yerleşik kuramlarım yanında daha çağdaş dünyanın figürleri olan Giddens, Bourdieu, Foucault, Gramsci, Featherstone, Baumann gibi düşünürlerin teorileri aracılığı ile çağdaş sosyal teorinin eyleyen, özne, iktidar, habitus, alan, sermaye, söylem ve hegemonya gibi temel kavramlarının üzerinde durulacak.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learning Outcomes
1 - Knowledge
Theoretical - Conceptual
1) Recognize the leading contemporary names and approaches of sociology.
2) Knows sociological concepts and their importance, learns to use the concepts appropriately.
2 - Skills
Cognitive - Practical
1) Gains the ability to read and analyze sociological texts.
3 - Competences
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
Field Specific Competence
Learning Competence
Communication and Social Competence

Lesson Plan

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction Dispersion of views, introduction of major theories, meeting and organization.
2) Talcott Parsons and Robert Merton: Structural Functionalism Ritzer, Goerge. Yapısal İşlevselcilik, Yeni İşlevselcilik ve Çatışma Kuramı. Sosyoloji Kuramları. Ankara: De Ki Yayınevi, 2013, 236-276
3) Conflict Theory and Sociological Imagination İşlevselciliğe Karşı Eleştiriler: Çatışma Teorisi ve Sosyolojik İmgelem. İçinde: Modern Sosyoloji tarihi, Açık Öğretim Fakültesi Yayınları, 2011, 58-87. https://yadi.sk/i/6rV6yBofpzh9H
4) Symbolic Interactionism (Mead, Blumer and Gofmann) Ritzer, Goerge. Sembolik Etkileşimcilik. Sosyoloji Kuramları. Ankara: De Ki Yayınevi, 2013, 351-390
5) Phenomenology Fenemenoloji ve Fenomonolojik Sosyoloji. İçinde: Modern Sosyoloji tarihi, Açık Öğretim Fakültesi Yayınları, 2011, 116-142. https://yadi.sk/i/6rV6yBofpzh9H
6) Ethnomethodology: Garfinkel Ritzer, Goerge. Etnometodoloji. Sosyoloji Kuramları. Ankara: De Ki Yayınevi, 2013, 391-415
7) Midterm 1-6. Week resources
8) Hegemony and Power: Gramsci Showstack Sassoon, Anne. “Hegemonya, Mevzi Savaşı ve Politik Müdahale. Gramsci’ye Farklı Yaklaşımlar. Ankara: Dipnot, 2012, 97-120. Buci-Glucksmann, Christine. “Hegemonya ve Rıza. Politik bir Strateji. Gramsci’ye Farklı Yaklaşımlar. Ankara: Dipnot, 2012, 121-133.
9) Actor, Action, Structure: Anthony Giddens's Building Theory Giddens, Anthony. “Yapılaşma Kuramının Ögeleri”. Toplumun Kuruluşu. Ankara: Bilim ve Sanat Yayınları, 1999, 41-83.
10) Habitus, Area and Capital: Sociology of Bourdieu Ritzer, George. “Habitus ve Alan”. Sosyoloji Kuramları. Ankara: De Ki Yayınevi, 2013, 526-537. Bourdieu, Pierre. Toplumsal Uzam ile Simgesel Uzam & Simgesel Metaların Ekonomisi. Pratik Nedenler. İstanbul: Hil Yayın, 2006, 13-27 & 163-198
11) Power, Subject, Discourse: Foucault Ritzer, George. “Yapısalcılık, Postyapısalcılık ve Postmodern Toplum Kuramı. Sosyoloji Kuramları. Ankara: De Ki Yayınevi, 2013, 603-621 Keskin, Ferda. “Özne ve İktidar”. Michel Foucault- Özne ve İktidar. Seçme Yazılar. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2011, 11-24 Foucault, Michel. “Siyasi Aklın Bir Eleştirisine Doğru”. Michel Foucault- Özne ve Iktidar. Seçme Yazılar. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2011, 25-56. Foucault, Michel. “Özne ve İktidar”. Michel Foucault- Özne ve İktidar. Seçme Yazılar. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2011, 57-82
12) Power, Subject, Discourse: Foucault II Ritzer, George. “Yapısalcılık, Postyapısalcılık ve Postmodern Toplum Kuramı. Sosyoloji Kuramları. Ankara: De Ki Yayınevi, 2013, 603-621 Keskin, Ferda. “Özne ve İktidar”. Michel Foucault- Özne ve İktidar. Seçme Yazılar. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2011, 11-24 Foucault, Michel. “Siyasi Aklın Bir Eleştirisine Doğru”. Michel Foucault- Özne ve Iktidar. Seçme Yazılar. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2011, 25-56. Foucault, Michel. “Özne ve İktidar”. Michel Foucault- Özne ve İktidar. Seçme Yazılar. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2011, 57-82
13) Modernity and postmodernity Ritzer, George. “Modernden Postmoderne Toplum Kuramı”. Sosyoloji Kuramları, Ankara: De Ki Yayınevi, 2013, 547-569. Featherstone, Mike. “Modern ve Postmodern”. Postmodernizm ve Tüketim Kültürü. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2013, 19-37.
14) Modernity and postmodernity II Ritzer, George. “Modernden Postmoderne Toplum Kuramı”. Sosyoloji Kuramları, Ankara: De Ki Yayınevi, 2013, 547-569. Featherstone, Mike. “Modern ve Postmodern”. Postmodernizm ve Tüketim Kültürü. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2013, 19-37.

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks: Ritzer, George. Sosyoloji Kuramları. Ankara: De Ki Yayınevi, 2013
References: Bourdieu, Pierre. Pratik Nedenler. İstanbul: Hil Yayın, 2006
Foucault, Michel. Özne ve İktidar. Seçme Yazılar. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2011.
Featherstone, Mike. Postmodernizm ve Tüketim Kültürü. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2013
Giddens, Anthony. Modernliğin Sonuçları. İstanbul: Ayrıntı, 2012.

Showstack Sassoon, Anne. Gramsci’ye Farklı Yaklaşımlar. Ankara: Dipnot, 2012.

Course-Program Learning Outcome Relationship

Learning Outcomes

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Program Outcomes
1) Learn which concepts and theories in sociology are used in production of knowledge and how the knowledge produced is grounded in social reality.
2) Learn which sociological approaches and methods of analysis are used in which sociological fields and areas of specialization, and present and publish the original findings from these analyses, both individually and in teams, in accordance with academic principles.
3) Discuss critically cause and effect relationships used in sociological perspectives; thereby formulate visions, aims and targets by identifying gaps in the existing knowledge in their areas of interest.
4) Analyze and determine the formation, the structure and future development of such institutions as family, state, education and religion critically and scientifically; and develop policy proposals for implementation.
5) Gain lifelong learning skills and competencies, use them in everyday life situations and professional contexts, and thereby develop, implement and manage projects, with socially responsible approaches.
6) Combine sociology with other social sciences such as psychology, philosophy and anthropology, employ interdisciplinary approaches, and thereby develop new conceptualizations and interpretations.
7) Learn to conduct sociological research by using both qualitative and quantitative methods, select the subject, develop a research question, formulate a theoretical framework with variables and hypotheses, prepare questionnaires, collect and analyze data from a sample, write a research report, and disseminate the findings in professional fields of interest within a social, cultural, and ethical framework.
8) Acquire skills and competencies for taking initiative in evaluating and changing norms while implementing decisions in social problem areas.
9) Pursue national and international publications and innovations and thereby find solutions to problems using qualitative and quantitative data and publish and disseminate best practices.
10) Know, contribute to, and participate in current sociological debates, and be ready to go ahead with a third cycle program.
11) Have unbiased attitudes towards the universality of social rights and social justice, value high standards of quality, respect cultural values, promote environmental protection, health and work safety at work, and be open to change.

Course - Learning Outcome Relationship

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
           
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Learn which concepts and theories in sociology are used in production of knowledge and how the knowledge produced is grounded in social reality.
2) Learn which sociological approaches and methods of analysis are used in which sociological fields and areas of specialization, and present and publish the original findings from these analyses, both individually and in teams, in accordance with academic principles.
3) Discuss critically cause and effect relationships used in sociological perspectives; thereby formulate visions, aims and targets by identifying gaps in the existing knowledge in their areas of interest.
4) Analyze and determine the formation, the structure and future development of such institutions as family, state, education and religion critically and scientifically; and develop policy proposals for implementation.
5) Gain lifelong learning skills and competencies, use them in everyday life situations and professional contexts, and thereby develop, implement and manage projects, with socially responsible approaches.
6) Combine sociology with other social sciences such as psychology, philosophy and anthropology, employ interdisciplinary approaches, and thereby develop new conceptualizations and interpretations.
7) Learn to conduct sociological research by using both qualitative and quantitative methods, select the subject, develop a research question, formulate a theoretical framework with variables and hypotheses, prepare questionnaires, collect and analyze data from a sample, write a research report, and disseminate the findings in professional fields of interest within a social, cultural, and ethical framework.
8) Acquire skills and competencies for taking initiative in evaluating and changing norms while implementing decisions in social problem areas.
9) Pursue national and international publications and innovations and thereby find solutions to problems using qualitative and quantitative data and publish and disseminate best practices.
10) Know, contribute to, and participate in current sociological debates, and be ready to go ahead with a third cycle program.
11) Have unbiased attitudes towards the universality of social rights and social justice, value high standards of quality, respect cultural values, promote environmental protection, health and work safety at work, and be open to change.

Learning Activity and Teaching Methods

Expression
Lesson
Reading
Q&A / Discussion

Assessment & Grading Methods and Criteria

Written Exam (Open-ended questions, multiple choice, true-false, matching, fill in the blanks, sequencing)

Assessment & Grading

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
total % 100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 40
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 60
total % 100

Workload and ECTS Credit Grading

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 48
Field Work 1 40
Study Hours Out of Class 1 20
Presentations / Seminar 1 70
Midterms 2 71
Final 1 100
Total Workload 349