Information Package / Course Catalogue
Introduction to Sociology
Course Code: SOS151
Course Type: Required
Couse Group: First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 3
Objectives of the Course

To explain social events and facts by looking at different sociological theories, to provide students with an understanding of the structures and operations of social institutions, to explain and discuss social problems and social inequalities.

Course Content

To provide students with an understanding of the structures and operations of social institutions. To explain and discuss social problems and social inequalities. Be able to explain social facts from different sociological perspectives.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Res. Assist. Berivan BİNAY
Learning Outcomes
1.Be able to comprehend basic concepts of sociology
2.Be able to develop ability of evaluating about social concepts, processes and facts
3.Be able to comprehend basic social institutions and their working.
4.To be equipped with information about sociological research methods in the introduction level.
5.To learn some of the basic sociological theories
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Bauman, Z. (2013) Sosyolojik Düşünmek, Çev. Abdullah Yılmaz, Ayrıntı Yayınları, 9. Baskı.
2.Giddens, A.; Sutton, P.W. (2014) Sosyolojide Temel Kavramlar, Çev. Ali Esgin, Phoenix Yayınevi.
3.Giddens, A.; Sutton, P.W. (2017) Sosyoloji, Yayına Haz.: Senem Tüfekçioğlu, Ayşe Nilüfer Durakbaşa, Funda Karapehlivan Şenel, Kırmızı Yayınları, 2. Baskı.
4.Macionis, John J. (2012) Sosyoloji, Çev. Edit. Vildan Akan, Nobel Yayıncılık.
5.Marshall, Gordon (1999) Sosyoloji Sözlüğü, Çev. Osman Akınhay, Derya Kömürcü, Bilim ve Sanat Yayınları.
6.Mills, C.W. (2000) Toplumbilimsel Düşün, Çev. Ünsal Oskay, Der Yayınları, 2. Baskı.
7.Newman, D.M. (2013) Sosyoloji: Günlük Yaşamın Mimarisini Keşfetmek, Çev. Ali Arslan, Nobel Yayınları.
8.Schaefer, Richard T. (2013) Sosyoloji, Çev. Edit. Simten Coşar, Palme Yayıncılık.
9.Slattery, M. (2012) Sosyolojide Temel Fikirler, Yayına Haz. Ümit Tatlıcan, Gülhan Demiriz, Sentez Yayınları, 5. Baskı.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to the Lecture: Course objectives, A General Introduction to Subjects
Week 2 - Theoretical
Understanding Sociology:
Week 3 - Theoretical
Understanding Sociology:
Week 4 - Theoretical
The Emergence of Sociological Thought:
Week 5 - Theoretical
Emergence of Sociology as a Science
Week 6 - Theoretical
Sociological Research Process
Week 7 - Theoretical
Sociological Research Process
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9 - Theoretical
Socialization, Social Interaction and Everyday Life
Week 10 - Theoretical
Culture
Week 11 - Theoretical
Social Change and Globalization
Week 12 - Theoretical
Demographic Dynamics
Week 13 - Theoretical
Social Institutions: Family
Week 14 - Theoretical
Social Institutions: Education
Week 15 - Theoretical
Social Institutions: Health
Week 16 - Final Exam
FINAL EXAM
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
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