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Head of Department : Ayfer Bartu Candan
Professors : Meltem Ahıska, Faruk Birtek*†, Biray Kolluoğlu, Nükhet Sirman, Belgin Tekçe•, Abbas Vali, Zafer Yenal
Associate Professors : Ayfer Bartu Candan, Demet Lüküslü*,
Assistant Professors : Barış Büyükokutan, Eva Marie Dubuisson, Tuna Kuyucu, Bulent Küçük, Cenk Özbay*, Ceren Özselçuk, Nazan Üstündağ
Instructors : Dr. Daryo Mizrahi*
† Professor Emeritus
The course requirements for an M.A. degree in Sociology entail 21/25 credit hours of graduate courses. Upon the successful completion of course requirements, all M.A. candidates are required to write an M.A. thesis.
A series of specialization electives in various sub-fields of sociology are offered. Additional electives may be added at the discretion of the department.
M.A. PROGRAM IN SOCIOLOGY
||Sociological Theory I/II
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||Advanced Research Methods II
||Readings in Sociology
SOC 501 Advanced Research Methods I (4+0+0) 4
(İleri Araştırma Metodları I)
A general survey of social science research techniques. Experimental and non-experimental research designs. Measurement theory, reliability and validity. Sampling theory and designs. Overview of statistical evaluation procedures. Panel designs.
SOC 502 Advanced Research Methods II (4+0+0) 4
(İleri Araştırma Metodları II)
Data collection techniques. Scaling procedures. Multivariate analysis techniques including multiple correlation and regression, multiple classification analysis, factor analysis and related procedures. Complex experimental designs. The writing of research reports.
SOC 503 Sociological Theory I: History of Sociological Theory (4+0+0) 4
(Sosyoloji Teorileri Tarihi)
The course reviews the origins and the development of some of the principal concepts which constitute the elements of modern sociology. For that purpose the works of major theorists are studied from the point of view of emergence of a sociological perspective.
SOC 504 Sociological Theory II: Contemporary Sociological Theory (4+0+0) 4
(Çağdaş Sosyoloji Teorileri)
The course critically focuses on some of the contemporary perspectives in sociology and evaluates them according to their assumptions, internal consistency, theoretical rigor, and political consequences. This is mainly a survey course in contemporary sociological theory.
SOC 523 Political Sociology (4+0+0) 4
This course reviews the theoretical developments in the field of political sociology since the 19th century. The discussion of these various theoretical developments will be related to the continuity and change in social institutions and political processes.
SOC 524 Historical Sociology (4+0+0) 4
This course attempts to develop a sociologically structured theory and method for the study of historical change and stability. It will focus on issues relating to the history of the state, political revolutions, and economic and legal institutions.
SOC 531 Ideas and Intellectuals in Society (4+0+0) 4
(Toplum, Düşün ve Düşünürler)
The course aims at studying the role of intellectuals, ideas, and certain social institutions in the change and stability of societies. A historical and comparative perspective will inform the discussion of the interaction between the activity of intellectuals and social structural processes.
SOC 535 Turkish Society: Research and Theory (4+0+0) 4
(Türk Toplumu: Araştırma ve Kuram)
Survey of theory and research concerning contemporary Turkish society with special emphasis on social and cultural change.
SOC 541 Social Change and Development (4+0+0) 4
(Sosyal Değişme ve Gelişme)
A review of the basic theoretical approaches to social change. Classical and neo-evolutionary theories, conflict theory and modernization. The measurement of change. Recent attempts to operationalize and measure national development. Empirical works on the relationship among various dimensions of development. Cross-sectional and time-series models. Development and the world system.
SOC 553 Popular Culture, Mass Media and Politics of Representation (4+0+0) 4
(Popüler Kültür, Kitle İletişim Araçları ve Gösterim Politikaları)
New forms of group identification and collective action in relation to forms and practices of popular (especially visual) representation. Examination of distinctions between popular versus mass versus high cultures; mass media and the politics of representation of subject with different cultural affiliations.
SOC 563, 564 Issues in Contemporary Society I, II (4+0+0) 4
(Çağdaş Toplumda Sorunlar I, II)
Focuses on major issues confronting contemporary society. The emphasis is upon future direction of socio-economic and cultural change in advanced industrial societies and their implications for developing countries.
SOC 579 Graduate Seminar (0+1+0) Non-credit
The widening of students' perspectives and awareness of topics of interest to sociologists through seminars offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students.
SOC 581, 584 Selected Topics in Advanced Sociological Theory (4+0+0) 4
(İleri Sosyoloji Teorisinde Seçme Konular)
This is an advanced course in social theory which studies in-depth one or several issues and perspectives surveyed in Sociology 504. It involves careful and intensive reading and analysis in one of the areas in contemporary sociological theory, and the critical evaluation of the debates in that area.
SOC 585-588 Directed Readings and Research I, II, III, IV (4+0+0) 4
(Yönlendirilen Okumalar ve Araştırmalar I, II, III, IV)
Faculty members can give reading and research assignments to students on various topics and supervise the progress of these projects. The circumstances where such projects are warranted are to be determined by the faculty members. The scope and duration of the reading and research project is to be indicated at the beginning of the semester.
SOC 589 Readings in Sociology (1+0+0) 1
Supervised reading in areas of interest to the student.
SOC 595-599 Special Topics in Sociology/Anthropology I, II, III, IV, V (4+0+0) 4
(Sosyoloji/Antropolojide Özel Konular I, II, III, IV, V)
Study of the latest and current developments in the field of sociology and anthropology.