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MODERNIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS453 MODERNIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION 7 3 3 8

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 Assist.Prof.Dr. ÖZLEM DERİN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable the students to identify the concepts of modernization and globalization, to have knowledge about modernization theories, to develop a critical perspective on modernization theories and the ability to analyze, to explain the characteristics and dynamics of globalization, to analyze the economic, cultural, political and legal dimensions of globalization, to compare and evaluate the approaches towards globalization, to understand the relationship between modernization and globalization.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; What is Modernization? Basic concepts of Modernization, basic features of Modernization (Rationalization and Individualism, etc.), Modernization theories and criticism, definition and characteristics of globalization, dynamics of Globalization, dimensions of Globalization (economic, cultural, political and legal etc.), approaches to globalization, discussions on modernization and globalization.

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

Defines the modernization and globalization concepts.
Explains modernization theories.
Tells the characteristics and dynamics of globalization.
Analyzes the economic, cultural, political and legal dimensions of globalization.
Compares approaches towards globalization and evaluate these approaches.
Evaluates modernization theories and argues these theories with a critical point of view.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Modernization and relevant concepts Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
2 Reading (Book-Article) Source Basic features of Modernization Modernization and modernity debates Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
3 Reading (Book-Article) Source Modernization theories Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
4 Reading (Book-Article) Source Criticism of Theories alternative theories Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
5 Reading (Book-Article) Source The consequences of modernization / modernity (Problems and criticisms) Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
6 Reading (Book-Article) Source Turkish Modernization (Before Republic) Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
7 Reading (Book-Article) Source Turkish Modernization (During Republic) Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading (Book-Article) Source Globalization and relevant concepts Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
10 Reading (Book-Article) Source Characteristics and Dynamics of Globalization Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
11 Reading (Book-Article) Source Dimensions of Globalization (economic, cultural, political and legal etc.) Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
12 Reading (Book-Article) Source Approaches towards Globalization Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
13 Reading (Book-Article) Source The consequences of globalization Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
14 Reading (Book-Article) Source Discussions on modernization and globalization Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
15 Reading (Book-Article) Source Revision of the semester Lecture Question and Answer Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Touraine, Alain. (2000) Modernligin Elestirisi. (Trns. Hulya Tufan). Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Publications
Robertson, Roland. (1999) Kuresellesme. (Trns. Umit Husrev Yolsal) Ankara: Bilim ve Sanat Publications
Eisenstadt, S. N.,(2007) Modernlesme.( Trns. Ufuk Coskun). Ankara: Dogu Bati Publications
Wagner, Peter. (1996) Modernligin Sosyolojisi. (Trns. Mehmet Kucuk) Istanbul: Sarmal Publications
Canatan, Kadir.(1995) Bir Degisim Sureci Olarak Modernlesme. Istanbul: Insan Publications
Mardin Serif. (1994) Turk Modernlesmesi (Makaleler-4). Istanbul: Iletisim Publications
Kloby, Jerry. (2005) Kuresellesmenin Sefaleti. (Trns. Orhan Duz) Istanbul: Guncel Publications
Kocdemir, Kadir. (2002) Kuresellesme (Koordinatlari Okumak). Istanbul: Otuken Nesriyat
Capcıoglu, Ihsan.(2013) “Modernlesme”, Sosyolojiye Giris, (Edit) Ihsan Capcioglu-Hayati Besirli. Ankara: Grafiker Publications
Sahin, Koksal. “Kuresellesme”, Sosyolojiye Giris, (Edit) Ihsan Capcioglu-Hayati Besirli Ankara: Grafiker Publications
Aydın, Mustafa. Moderniteye Dışarıdan Bakmak, İstanbul: Pınar Yayınları

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.
4
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
4
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
4
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.
4
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
5

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.
3

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.
2
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
2
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
2

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.
2

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.
1
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
3

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.
0

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 6 72
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 6 72
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 9 9
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 7 7
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 42 0 204
Total Workload of the Course Unit 204
Workload (h) / 25.5 8
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 8,0