Course Contents

Course Code and Title: SOS 218-Socio-Cultural Structure of
Turkish Society

Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: Second year, Spring
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. Cahit Gelekçi
Course Contents: Basic concepts of social structure, the meaning and differentiation of the concepts of culture and civilization in the Turkish and western literatures; the  emergence and the development of theoretical opinions about these concepts, the nomadic ways of life and its meaning in Turkish culture; the main aspects of Turkish culture and geography; Turkish states established in Turkish areas, their socio-cultural structure, state administration system, religion, economy, social life and the city concept and city civilization which established by sedentary Turks in Turkistan form the course contents.
Course Objectives: The aim of the course is to make the young generations conscious about the cultural integrity and in this perspective to explain the Turkish cultural integrity expands from Turkistan to Anatolia and its development process; to explain the social differentiation in culture on the basis of main concepts, the Turkish cultural area and it’s border, the dimensions of cultural transmission and their results are evaluated with concrete datas.
Teaching Method: Lectures, classroom discussions, presentations.
Assessment Method: Written exam, (two midterms 50%, one final exam 50%)
Recommended Reading:
Baykara, Tuncer. (2001). Türk Kültür Tarihine Bakışlar, Ankara: Atatürk Kültür Merkezi Başkanlığı Yayınları.
Divitçioğlu, Sencer. (2000). Kök Türkler, İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları.
Güngör, Erol. (2000). Tarihte Türkler, İstanbul: Ötüken Yayınları.
Kafesoğlu, İbrahim. (1989). Türk Milli Kültürü, İstanbul: Boğaziçi Yayınları.
Öğel, Bahaeddin. (1997). Türk Kültürünün Gelişme Çağları I, II, İstanbul: Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı Yayınları.
Özakpınar, Yılmaz. (1997). Kültür ve Medeniyet Anlayışları ve Bir Medeniyet Teorisi, İstanbul: Ötüken Neşriyat.

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