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HISTORY OF SOCIOLOGY II PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS202 HISTORY OF SOCIOLOGY II 4 3 3 6

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide students to have knowledge about sociological theories, to comprehend the common features of theories, to analyze the structure of theories, to historical development and ideological basis, to understand and interpret the theories and analysis of sociologists.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; The concept of theory, common characteristics of the theories, intellectual roots and ideological foundations, theories of Change (Evolutionist, Equilibrium, Conflict and Decline), Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Social action theory, Shopping theory, Symbolic Interactionism.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Explains the historical development and common features of sociological theories
Classifies sociological theories
Comparse sociological theories
Analyses the structure of sociological theories
Reaches the fund of knowledge about sociological problems and compares the sociological research in the field from a theoretical perspective
Chooses the appropriate Sociological Theories in relation to social problems

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Source (Book-Article) Reading Concept of theory, common characteristics of the theories Lecture, question-answer, discussion
2 Source (Book-Article) Reading Classification of Theories and its historical development Lecture, question-answer, discussion
3 Source (Book-Article) Reading Intellectual roots of the theories and ideological theories Lecture, question-answer, discussion
4 Source (Book-Article) Reading Change Theories (Evolutionist Theories) Lecture, question-answer, discussion
5 Source (Book-Article) Reading Change Theories (Equilibrium Theories) Lecture, question-answer, discussion
6 Source (Book-Article) Reading Change Theories (Conflict Theories) Lecture, question-answer, discussion
7 Source (Book-Article) Reading Change Theories (Rise and Decline Theories) Lecture, question-answer, discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Source (Book-Article) Reading Evaluation of the Semester Lecture, question-answer, discussion
10 Source (Book-Article) Reading Functionalism Lecture, question-answer, discussion
11 Source (Book-Article) Reading Conflict Theory Lecture, question-answer, discussion
12 Source (Book-Article) Reading Social Movement Theories Lecture, question-answer, discussion
13 Source (Book-Article) Reading Shopping Theory Lecture, question-answer, discussion
14 Source (Book-Article) Reading Symbolic interactionalism Lecture, question-answer, discussion
15 Source (Book-Article) Reading Evaluation of the term Lecture, question-answer, discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Aron, Raymond. (1986) Sosyolojik Dusuncenin Evreleri. (Trns. Korkmaz Alemdar). Ankara: Turkiye Is Bankasi Kultur Publications
Aslanturk, Zeki- Amman Tayfun. (2011) Sosyoloji. Istanbul: Camlica Publications
Bottomore, Tom-Nisbet, Robert. (1990). Sosyolojik Cozumlemenin Tarihi. (Trns. Mete Tunçay-Aydın Ugur). Ankara: V Publications
Kaya, Kamil. (2018). Toplumsal Degisme Kuramlari. Istanbul: Lecture Note
Richter, Rudolf. (2012). Sosyolojik Paradigmalar. (Trns. Necmeddin Dogan) Istanbul: Kure Publications
Ritzer, George. (2011). Klasik Sosyoloji Kuramlari. (Trns. Himmet Hulur) Ankara: Deki Publications
Swingewood, Alain. (1998). Sosyolojik Dusuncenin Kisa Tarihi. (Trns. Osman Akınhay) Ankara: Bilim ve Sanat Publications
Wallace, Ruth, A.-Wolf, Alison. (2004). Çagdas Sosyoloji Kuramlari. (Trns. Leyla Elburuz- Ayas, M. Rami). İzmir: Punto Publications, Izmir, 2004.
Maus, Heinz.(2014). A short history of sociology. London: Routledge.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
4
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
5
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
5
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
3
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
1
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
4

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
2

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
0
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
0
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
4
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
0
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
2

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 12 4 48
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 4 48
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 7 7
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 5 5
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 42 0 152
Total Workload of the Course Unit 152
Workload (h) / 25.5 6
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0