SOC 201 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Classical Theories of Sociology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 201
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 the classical theories of sociology by discussing certain theorists whose works have shaped the discipline and to discuss the effects of them on the development of the discipline itself.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to define the main issues of classical sociological theory.
  • will be able to explain different approaches and their critiques in the sociological theory.
  • will be able to evaluate the ideas of significant names in classical sociological theory.
  • will be able to differentiate and compare basic theoretical approaches by recognizing their concepts.
  • will be able to discuss the effects of the theory of classical sociologists on the discipline.
Course Content The course introduces classical theories of sociology. The main approaches in the discipline are examined through the discussion of the names like Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, George Simmel George Herbert Mead.

 



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 Introduction to Sociological Theory George Ritzer, “A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The Early Years” in Classical Sociological Theory
3 Karl Marx Robert J. Antonio, “Karl Marx”, in The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists (93 131)
4 Karl Marx’s Writings Karl Marx, “Alienation, Class Struggle and Class Consciousness” in Readings in Social Theory (23 54)
5 Emile Durkheim Robert Alun Jones, “Emile Durkheim” in The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists (193 238)
6 Emile Durkheim’s Writings
7 MIDTERM I
8 Max Weber Stephen Kalberg, “Max Weber” in The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists (132 192)
9 Max Weber’s Writings Max Weber, “The Iron Cage”, in Readings in Social Theory (81 115)
10 Georg Simmel Lawrence A. Scaff, “George Simmel” in The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists (239 266)
11 George Herbert Mead Dmitri N. Shalin, “George Herbert Mead”, in The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists (290 332)
12 Alfred Schutz Mary Rogers, “Alfred Schutz” in The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists (355 375)
13 Talcott Parsons Victor Lidz , “Talcott Parsons” in The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists (376 420)
14 Review of the semester
15 Final exam
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks George Ritzer (2010) Classical Sociological Theory, New York : McGrawHill Higher Education George Ritzer (ed), (2000) The Blackwell Companion to Major Classical Social Theorists, Oxford: Blackwell James Farganis (ed), (2008) Readings in Social Theory, New York : McGrawHill Higher Education
References Additional readings will be assigned during the semester.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
10
Homework / Assignments
1
25
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
30
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
1
Homework / Assignments
1
16
Presentation / Jury
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
1
18
    Total
140

 

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.
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

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