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SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS349 SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE 5 3 3 5

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 : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to examine the relationship between social structure and culture in basic sociological approaches and to explain the functional role of culture in the continuity of social structure. Besides, gaining the student the ability to make evaluations about the changing concept of culture with globalization.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; defining the concept of culture, dealing with the concept in classical and contemporary sociological discussion, the relation of culture with other social institutions, the use of culture, and cultural discussions in Turkey along with the concept of culture 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 concept of culture within the framework of its relationship with the social structure.
Summarizes the classical approaches developed in relation to the concept of culture.
Summarizes the contemporary approaches developed in relation to the concept of culture.
Interprets the development and change of culture in a society by taking into account both local and global developments.
Distinguishes the social function of culture.
Evaluates qualitative and quantitative data of the research on culture in Turkey.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - What is culture? Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading Culture concept in classical theories Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading Social integration and culture; Parsons Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading Culture as an ideology; Marxism Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Ritual, holiness and classification; Durkheim and culture Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Culture as a movement; Phenomenology Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Culture as a movement; Ethnomethodology Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Culture as a movement; Symbolic Interactionism Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Frankfurt school and culture industry Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Frankfurt school and culture industry Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Globalization and culture Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Assessments on local culture and global culture Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading Cultural discussions in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading Cultural discussions in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Smith, Philip. (2005). Kulturel kuram. Istanbul: Babil Publications
Bottomore, Tom. (2016). Frankfurt okulu ve elestirisi. Istanbul: Say Publications
Tomlinson, John. (2013). Kuresellesme ve kultur. Istanbul: Ayrinti Publications
Turner, Bryan S. (1956). Essays on the sociology of culture; collected works of Karl Mannheim. USA: 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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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 13 2 26
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 6 6
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4 4
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0