Course Contents

Course Code and Title: SOS 798-Socio-Cultural Contacts

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Ph.D.
Year and Semester: Spring
Course Length: One semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
ECTS Credits: 10
Lecturer: Dr. Cahit Gelekçi
Course Contents: The main concepts related to socio-cultural contacts such as acculturation, adaptation, assimilation, melting and the conflicts that arise and the patterns of transition to the new structures are the focus of this course.
Course Objectives: The main objective is this course to explain cultures’ uniqueness within their ethnogenesis process and different cultures’ contact models.
Theaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions.
Assessment Method: Written exam and seminar (two seminars (50 %) and one final exam (50 %).
Recommended Reading List:
Barnouw, Victor. (1975). An Introduction to Anthropology: Ethnology, The Dorsey Pres, London.
Burry, B., H.L. Tıschler. (1991). Race and Ethnic Relations, Hayhton Mifflin Company, Boston.
Barth, Fredrik. (1961). Nomads of South Persia: The Basseri Tribe of the Khamsheh Confederacy, Litle Brown and Co., Boston.
Benedict, Ruth. (1934). Patterns of Culture, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston.

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