Course Contents

Course Code and Title: SOS 713-Sociology of Youth

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Ph.D.
Year and Semester: Autumn
Course Length: One semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 3 0 3
ECTS Credits: 10
Lecturer: Dr. Vildan Akan
Course Objective: At the end of this course the students analyze sociologically and understand the youth culture.
Course Contents: Definitions of youth. Youth culture. Analysis of youth in historical perspective and in different cultural structures. Youth in contemporary societies. Comparison of problems of youth in Western countries and in Turkey. Sociological theories of youth.
Teaching Method: Lectures. Also each student presents a paper
Assessment Method: Paper (60%), written exams (40%)
Recommended Reading List:
Akan, Vildan (1997) “Göç ve Gençlik”, Toplum ve Göç içinde Ankara: Sosyoloji Derneği
Yayınları s:521-532.
Bell, D. (1978) The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, London: Heinmann.
Hall, G. Stanley. (1984) Adolescence and its Relations Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, Religion and Education, New York: Appleton Comp.
Kaplan, L. (1984) Adolescence: The Farewell to Childhood, New York: Simon-Schuster.
Merton, R. K. (1957) Social Theory and Social Structure, New York: John Wiley.
Raison, T. (1966) Youth in a New Society, London: Hart-Davis.
Tezcan, M. (1991) Gençlik Sosyolojisi Yazıları, Ankara: Gündoğan.

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