Course Contents

Course Code and Title: SOS 325-Theories of Culture

Course Type:
Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semestre: Third year, Autumn
Course Length: One semestre (3 hours per week)
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 6
Lecturer: Dr. Cahit Gelekçi
Course content:
-Culture and the concepts related to culture (cultural integration, national culture, global culture, civilization, cultural diffusion, cultural assimilation, cultural change, subculture, counterculture, acculturation, amalgamation, cultural relativism, ethnocentrism), 
- Interaction between cultures,      
- Transition between cultures,
- The basic approach about culture,
- Cultural theories
- Globalisation and global culture debates 
Course Objectives:
At the end of this course the student will explain and comment on culture and the concepts related to culture (cultural integration, national culture, global culture, civilization, cultural diffusion, cultural assimilation, cultural change, subculture, counterculture, acculturation, amalgamation, cultural relativism, and ethnocentrism), interaction between cultures, and transition between cultures, the basic approach about culture, cultural theories, globalisation and global culture debates.
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions
Assessment Method: One written exam (25%), take home (25%), and one final (50%)
Reading List:
BENEDICT, Ruth.(1999). Kültür Örüntüleri, (Trans.by. Mustafa Topal), Ankara: Öteki Yayınevi
BOCK, Fhilip K.(2001). İnsan Davranışının Kültürel Temelleri, (Çev. N. Serpil Altuntek) Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
PHILIPS, Smith. (2005).  Kültürel Kuram, (Trans.by. Selime Güzelsarı), İstanbul:Babil.
MALİNOWSKİ, Bronislaw. (1992). Bilimsel Bir Kültür Teorisi,(Trans.by. Saadet Özkal), İstanbul: Kabalcı Yayınevi.
ROBERTSON, Roland. (1999). Küreselleşme: ToplumKuramı ve Küresel Kültür, (Trans.by. Ümit Hüsrev Yolsal), Ankara: Bilim ve Sanat.
Turhan, Mümtaz. (1969). Kültür Değişmeleri, İstanbul:Millî Eğitim Basımevi.
UYGUR, Nermi. (1996). Kültür Kuramı, İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları

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