SOC 104 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Cultural Anthropology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 104
Fall
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce students with basic terms and discussions of the cultural anthropology.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to discuss the general terminology and concepts of cultural anthropology.
  • will be able to question social and cultural problems within the framework of cultural anthropology.
  • will be able to explain artistic and spiritual foundations of culture.
  • will be able to evaluate types of social organization through concepts of kinship, domestic life, groupings, stratification with also economic and political dimensions.
  • will be able to analyze cultural differences in the context of conflict resolution.
  • will be able to question critically global problems and regional issues such as Middle East.
  • will be able to acquire the basic knowledge needed for designing and applying a qualitative research
Course Content This course discusses the different aspects of culture as the basis of differentiation in human societies. By examining the theories of culture and social structure, it aims to understand the constitutive human institutions (kinship, economic, political and religious) in a crosscultural perspective.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Presentation and overview of the course
2 Anthropology and the study of culture Kottak, C.P., Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity, 2011 (14th edition), McGraw Hill, Chapter 1 (pp.3-21)
3 Nature of culture Kottak, C.P., Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity, 2011 (14th edition), McGraw Hill, Chapter 2 (pp.26-44)
4 The process of cultural change W. Haviland at al. Anthropology: The Human Challenge, 2008, Wadsworth, Chapter 26 (pp. 575-596)
5 The development of Anthropological thought and methodology Kottak, C.P., Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity, 2011 (14th edition), McGraw Hill, Chapter 3 (pp.48-75) Suggested reading: W. Haviland at al. Anthropology: The Human Challenge, 2008, Wadsworth, Chapter 15 (pp. 315-338)
6 Social organization and domestic sphere of culture Haviland at al. Anthropology: The Human Challenge, 2011, Wadsworth, Chapter 20, 21 (pp.436-461; 462-482) Suggested reading: R. Scupin and C.R. DeCorse, Anthropology: A global Perspective, 2004, Pearson Prentice hall, Chapter 22 (pp. 543-545)
7 Spirituality, religion and the supernaturals & MIDTERM I Kottak, C.P., Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity, 2011 (14th edition), McGraw Hill, Chapter 12 (pp.286-307)
8 Ethnicity, Race, and Racism Kottak, C.P., Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity, 2011 (14th edition), McGraw Hill, Chapter 6 (pp.126-151)
9 Movie screening The movie will be selected by the instructor
10 Economies and Their Modes of Production C.R. Ember and M. Ember, Cultural Anthropology, 2007, Pearson Prentice hall, Chapter 7 (pp.103-123)
11 Political life: social order and disorder C.R. Ember and M. Ember, Cultural Anthropology, 2007, Pearson Prentice hall, Chapter 13 (pp.221-242)
12 Art and Aesthetic W. Haviland at al. Anthropology: The Human Challenge, 2011, Wadsworth, Chapter 25 (pp.555-575)
13 Global Challenges, Local responses and the role of anthropology Haviland at al. Anthropology: The Human Challenge, 2011, Wadsworth, Chapter 27 (pp.597-624)
14 Fieldwork
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks Must readings mentioned in this information sheet.
References None

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
35
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
65
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
14
Final / Oral Exam
15
    Total
135

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to scientifically examine concepts and ideas in the field of sociology; to be able to interpret and evaluate data. X
2 To be able to define classical and contemporary theories in sociology; to be able to identify the differences and similarities among those theories and to be able to evaluate them. X
3 To be able to critically use the knowledge acquired in the field of sociology X
4 To be able to plan and conduct, individually or as a member of a team, an entire sociological research process with the knowledge of methodological requirements of the field.
5 To be able to identify and evaluate local, regional and global issues and problems. X
6 To be able to share their ideas and solutions supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data in written and oral forms.
7 To be able to make use of other disciplines related to sociology and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines. X
8 To be able to follow developments in sociology and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1) X
9 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To have social and scholarly values and ethical principles during the collection and interpretation of data for implementation, publication, dissemination, and maintenance X
12 To acquire life long learning abilities that will enable the socially responsible application of knowledge based on their field of study to their professional and everyday lives. X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest