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Course Code and Title: SOS 616-Contemporary Sociological Theories

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Masters
Year and Semester: Spring
Course Length: One Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
ECTS Credits: 7
Lecturer: Dr. Aylin Görgün-Baran
Course Content: Issues considered in the course are sociological theories which include structural functionalism, social behaviourism, critical approaches and post-modern paradigms.
Course Objectives: On successful of this course the students will be able to comparatively comprehend, analyse and discuss modernization theories and postmodern paradigmas, comprehend and comment on the locig behind these modern and postmodern paradigmas and develop awareness about distinct perspective.
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions
Assessment Method: Written exams and an assignment (two midterms (40%), final (50%), and assignment (10%)).
Recommended Reading list:
Elliot Anthony, (1999), Contemporary Social Theory, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.
Elliot, A. & L. Ray, (2004), Key Contemporary Social Theorists, Oxford: Blackwell Pub.         Ltd.
Turner, Jonathan H. (2003) The Structure of Sociological Theory, USA: Wadsworth.
Wallace, Ruth A., A. Wolf. (1991) Contemporary Sociological Theory – Continuing the

Classical Tradition, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
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