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SOCIOLOGY OF MUSİC PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS377 SOCIOLOGY OF MUSİC 7 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. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to make a sociological analysis by taking into consideration the relationship between art and society within the framework of the basic approaches in the sociology of music. It is aimed to enable the students to understand how music is affected by society or how it affects society, to understand the relationship of music with concepts such as culture, identity, modernization and politics, and through examples to make an assessment in which students' participation is active.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; sociology of music and approaches against music which have been developed from past to the present day, the social meaning of music and examples of sociologists, periodic discussions and transformations in sociology of music, music, sociology of music and social significance of music in Turkey, the modernization with music, identity, culture, politics relation.

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

Knows that music is not just a branch of art and that musical works are sociological research objects.
Summarizes the basic approaches in music sociology and interpret the social meaning of music.
Interprets the relationship between music and modernization, politics, gender, race, identity.
Distinguishes social references in any musical work.
Evaluates the musical works he listens in his daily life with a sociological perspective through the knowledge gained from basic sociological approaches on music.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to Sociology of Music Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading Approaches against music which have been developed in early period; Max Weber and rationalization of music Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading Approaches against music which have been developed in early period; Georg Simmel and music as a form Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading Frankfurt School and music; Theodor Adorno example, culture industry and music Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Bourdieu and sociology of taste of music Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Multiculturalism and music during and after 80’s Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Musical examples after 80’s and discussions Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Musical examples after 80’s and discussions Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Introduction to Sociology of Music in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Modernization and music in Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Music and politics Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Music and culture Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading Music and identity Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading Popular music discussions; examples from Turkey Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Ayas, Gunes. (2016). Muzik sosyolojisi: sorunlar-yaklasimlar-tartismalar. Istanbul: Dogu Bookstore
Adorno, T. W. (2002). Essays on music. Londra: University of California
GUVEN, Ugur Zeynep; ERGUR, Ali. (2014). Dunyada ve Turkiye’de Muzik Sosyolojisinin Yeri ve Gelisimi. Sosyoloji Journal, 3 (29), 1-27.

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 theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.

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