Information Package / Course Catalogue
Social Anthropology
Course Code: SOS116
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: 6
Objectives of the Course

The aim of this course is to introduce to the students the field of social anthropology with its historical background, theoretical approaches and methodology.

Course Content

Course Content Introduce to the students the field of social anthropology.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.The students express the contributions made by anthropological knowledge.
2.Compare the differences between sociological and anthropological perspectives
3.Consider the contribution that approaching man as being aware of anthropological perspective would help understand him
4.Explain the techniques of natural history.
5.Express the different meanings of culture.
6.Compare the universal and special aspects of culture.
7.Appreciate the social benefits of an intellectual individual.
8.Lay emphasis on the idea that cultural knowledge should be reflected on life practice.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.GÜVENÇ, B. (1974) İnsan ve Kültür, İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi. (*)
2.GÜVENÇ, B. (1997) Kültürün Abc’si, İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları.
3.HAVİLAND, W. A. (2002) Kültürel Antropoloji, İstanbul: Kaknüs Yayınları.
4.KOTTAK, C. P. (2001) Antropoloji -İnsan Çeşitliliğine Bir Bakış- ,Ankara: Ütopya Yay
5.MALINOWSKI, B. (2000) Büyü, Bilim ve Din, İstanbul: Kabalcı Yayınevi.
6.ÖZBUDUN, S. (2003) Kültür Hâlleri -Geçmişte, Ötelerde, Günümüzde, Ankara: Ütopya
7.ÖZBUDUN, S. ve B. ŞAFAK (2005) Antropoloji: Kuramlar/Kuramcılar (Antropoloji Kuramlarına Bakış), Ankara: Dipnot Yayınları.
8.BALAMAN, A. R.(1982) Te-Ve Köyü Genel Etnografyası, İzmir: Ege Üniv. Matbaası
9.BOURDIEU, P. (2003) Düşünümsel Bir Antropoloji İçin Cevaplar, İstanbul: İletişim
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
INTRODUCTION
Week 2 - Theoretical
EMERGENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Week 4 - Theoretical
RACE AND PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Week 5 - Theoretical
BASIC THEORETICAL APPROACHES: Social evolutionary approach, functionalist anthropology (theory of culture and Malinowski), cultural psychology approach, diffusionist approach.
Week 6 - Theoretical
CULTURE: Culture from different perspectives, its characteristics, cultural paradoxes
Week 7 - Theoretical
CULTURAL PROCESSES:Culturalization, cultural assimilation, forced culturalization, culture shock, cultural diffusion, cultural change.
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9 - Theoretical
ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY: basic techniques and approaches.
Week 10 - Theoretical
CULTURAL EVOLUTIONS AND REVOLUTIONS
Week 11 - Theoretical
PRODUCTION –CONSUMPTION RELATIONSHIP: Mode of exchange, sharing, modes of ancient trade, Kula, distribution and redistribution, Potlatch, political economics
Week 12 - Theoretical
The anthropological origins of stratification
Week 13 - Theoretical
KINSHIP AND MARRIAGE: Theoretical frame, terminology for kinship systems
Week 14 - Theoretical
AESTHETICS: A comparative approach to the aesthetic understanding of different societies.
Week 15 - Theoretical
APPLIED ANTROPHOLOGY/ FUTURE OF ANTROPHOLOGY /GENERAL EVALUATION
Week 16 - Final Exam
FINAL EXAM
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory142370
Reading140228
Midterm Examination120222
Final Examination125227
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)147
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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