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Course Code and Title: SOS 101-Introduction to Sociology I

Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: First year, Autumn
Course Length: One semester, 3 hours lectures per week
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 6
Lecturer: Dr. Vildan Akan
Course Contents: It is important to take a broader view of many issues, so particular questions are discussed from comparative and historical perspectives. Topics include: the scope of sociology; early origins; social interaction; social system; social structure; social roles; social statutes; social organization; methods and research.
Course Objectives: At the end of this course the student will know the basic issues of interest to sociologists today; will be able to think liberately; with new perspectives, the student will take an objective view of his own society; he would be aware of cultural settings different from his own and he would have better understanding of the social world.
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussion.
Assessment Method: Written exams [two midterms (60%) and one final (40%)]
Recommended Reading:
Bacon, Francis (1966) New Atlantis, (trans: Hamit Dereli), Ankara: M.E.B.
Campanella Tommaso (2004) The City of the Sun, (trans: Veysel Atayman), İstanbul:     
Durkheim, Emile (1897) Suicide: A study in Sociology, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul (1952).
Fulcher, J. And Scott J. (1999) Sociology, U.K: Oxford University Press.
Giddens, A. (1998) Sociology, U.K: Oxford University Press.
Macionis, J.J. (2001) Sociology, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Inc.
Mores, Thomas (2004) Utopia, (trans: Ender Gürol), İstanbul: Cem Yayınevi.
Platon, (1971) State, (trans: S. Eyüboğlu ve M. A. Cimcoz) İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi
Scarpilti, F.R., O’Toole, L.L. (1997) Social Problems, U.S.A: Longman
Sezal İhsan. (2003) Introduction to Sociology, Ankara: Martı Kitabevi.

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