Course Contents

Course Code and Title: SOS 411-Urban Sociology

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: Fourth Year, Autumn
Course Length: One semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 6
Lecturer: Dr. Vildan Akan
Course Contents: Brief history of urbanization. Basic concepts. Theories of urbanism. Typologies of cities. Urbanism in Turkey and in other countries. Slum areas in the cities. Urbanism and international influences.
Course Objective: At the end of this course the students learn basic concepts and sociological urban approaches.
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussion.
Assessment Method: Written exams [two midterms (60%) and one final (40%)]
Recommended Reading List:
Burgess E. and Bouge, D. (1970) Urban Sociology, Chicago: Chicago Press.
Fischer, C. S. (1984) The Urban Experience, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Flanagen, William G. (1993) Contemporary Urban Sociology, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.
Kartal, K. (1983) Ekonomik ve Sosyal Yönleriyle Türkiye’de Kentlileşme, Ankara: Yurt Yayınları.
Keleş, Ruşen. (1984) Kentleşme Konut Politikası, Ankara: A.Ü.S.B.F. Basımevi
____________ (1976) Kentbilim İlkeleri, Ankara: Sosyal Bilimler Derneği.
Sassen, S. (1991) The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press.
Savage, Michael (1993) Urban Sociology: Capitalism and Modernity, London: MacMillan Pub.
Tuna Korkut (1987) Şehirlerin Ortaya Çıkış ve Yaygınlaşması Üzerine Sosyolojik Bir Deneme, İstanbul: Edebiyat Fak. Yayınları.
Wilson, T. (1985) “Urbanism and Tolerance: A Test of Some Hypotheses Drawn from Wirth and Stouffer”, American Sociological Review, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb.) p: 117-123.

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