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Course Code and Title: SOS 225-Sociology of Management

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: Second year, Autumn
Semester/Trimester: One semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 303
ECTS Credits: 6
Lecturer: Dr. Halim Çavuşoğlu
Course Content: Process of management, universal and environmental components of management, theoretical approaches to management (Henry Fayol’s, Luther Gulick’s, and Frederick W. Taylor’s), processes, structures and problems  of formal and informal organizations, definition and explanation the concepts of organization and organizing, administrative centralization and decentralization of powers, bureaucracy and bureaucratic behavior, the only one of the many aspects of formal organizations and, mainly  bureaucratic theories (Marxist’s, Max Weber’s, A. R. Michels’s, James Burnham’s, and Warren G. Bennis’s), the characteristics of Turkish bureaucracy of public administration in Ottoman and Turkey Republican period.   
Course Objectives: At the end of  the semester the student will be able to…get acquainted with and understand the concepts, the process, the structures, and the problems of formal and informal organizations, inform about the various theoretical approaches to management (include public administration), the human factors in management and, the mainly theories on bureaucracy, attention is paid to the scientific method, and the scientific knowledge, as the mainly basis of theoretical discussions, sociological analysis, and empirical researches on various aspects of national and international (including administrative management) bureaucratic organizations, and the human relations in of them.  
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions.
Assessment Method: Written exam, two ‘midterms’ (50%) and one ‘final’ (50%).
Recommended Reading List:
Çoker, Ziya. (1995) Yönetim ve Siyaset, Ankara: Kazancı Matbaası.
Fişek, Kurthan. (1979) Yönetim, Ankara: SBF Yayınları.
Mıhçıoğlu, Cemal. (1990) Yönetimde İnsan İlişkileri, Ankara: SBF Ders Notları.
__________. (1990) Yönetim Bilimine Giriş, Ankara: SBF Ders Notları.
Özkanlı, Özlem. (1999) İşbirliği ve Yönetim, Ankara: Siyasal Yayıncılık.
Simon, A. Herbert ve Smithburg, Donald W. v.d. (1980) Kamu Yönetimi (çev. C. Mıhçıoğlu), Ankara: SBF Yayınları.
Handy, Charles B..(1980) Understanding Organizations, Published by Penguin Books, London.  
Scott, William G. Ve Mitchell, Terence R.. (1972) Organization Theory-A Structural and Behavioral Analysis, Irvin-Dorsey Limited, Ontario.  

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