SOC 204 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Social Stratification
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 204
Spring
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 to main classical and modern explanations of the social stratification, and to discuss the causes of social, economic and political inequalities with a specific emphasis on the terms class, gender and race/ethnicity.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to explain the specific theories of social stratification.
  • will be able to discuss the different dimensions of stratification and inequality.
  • will be able to evaluate social stratification with reference to the terms power, class, gender, and race/ethnicity.
  • will be able to discuss the specific dimensions of contemporary class structure.
  • will be able to explain social mobility.
Course Content The course introduces to the both theoretical and emprical discussions of social stratification in regard to the different forms of inequality in societies. Stratification is discussed with a specific emphasis on the concepts like class, gender, race/ethnicity, power, elites, poverty, legitimization and social mobility.

 



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 Introduction and overview of the course
2 Stratification and Inequality in Historical Perspective Kerbo, H. Social Stratification and Inequality, Chapter 1, Chapter 3.
3 Founding Theories of Stratification Kerbo, H. Social Stratification and Inequality, Chapter 4.
4 Modern Theories of Social Stratification Kerbo, H. Social Stratification and Inequality, Chapter 5.
5 Classes and class Structure: Upper Classes Kerbo, H. Social Stratification and Inequality, Chapter 6 & Chapter 7.
6 The Middle and Working Classes Kerbo, H. Social Stratification and Inequality, Chapter 8.
7 Poverty and Underclass Kerbo, H. Social Stratification and Inequality, Chapter 9.
8 Midterm
9 Race and Ethnicity Bottero, W. Stratification: Social Division and Inequality, pp. 89-105.
10 Gender and Stratification Bottero, W. Stratification: Social Division and Inequality, pp. 106-125.
11 Social Stratification and Social Mobility Kerbo, H. Social Stratification and Inequality, Chapter 12.
12 Globalization, Poverty and World Stratification Kerbo, H. Social Stratification and Inequality, Chapter 14 & 16.
13 Consequences of Stratification: Inequality and Health Bottero, W. Stratification: Social Division and Inequality, pp. 186-204.
14 Review of the semester
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Harold Kerbo, 2002, Social Stratification and Inequality New York: McGraw Hill; McGraw Hill David Grusky (ed.), 2008, Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, New York: Westview Press;Bottero, W. 2005. Stratification: Social Division and Inequality. London & New York: Routledge.
References Additional readings will be assigned during the semester.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
14
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
Homework / Assignments
-
-
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
80
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
20
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
14
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
Homework / Assignments
-
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
32
    Total
156

 

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.
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