Course Contents

Course Code and Title: SOS 698-Sociology of Culture

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. Cahit Gelekçi
Course Contents: Culture theories, culture as the content of social structure, the study of basic socio-cultural institutions, acculturation, counter-culture, transculturation, cultural contact points/groups of a social structure, studies on Turkish socio-cultural institutions and analysis of cultural problems of Turkish culture.
Course Objectives: The aim of the course to examine the cultural theories and main concepts of culture and to teach the applied and compared research models.
Theaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions.
Assessment Method: Written exam (two midterms (50 % ) and one final ( 50 % ) ).
Recommended Reading List:
Özönder, M. Cihat (1984) “Kültür Bütünleşmesi ve Alt Kültür Grupları Hakkında           Düşünceler”, Türk          Kültürü Araştırmaları, Ankara: XXII/ 1-2: 132-152.
Lınton, Ralph (1947) The Cultural Background of Personality, London: Routledge&Kegan      Paul    LTD.
Hatch, Elvin (1973) Theories of Man and Culture, Chicago: The Univesity of Chicago          Press.
Benedict, Ruth (1961) Patterns of Culture, Cambridge: The Riberside Press.
Abrahamson, Mark (1990) Sociological Theory, New Jersey: Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs.
Coser, Lewis (1964) Sociological Theory, New York: The Macmillan Company.

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