SOC 308 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Urban sociology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 308
Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the students to the main themes of urban sociology and the contemporary challenges of urbanization.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Comprehend the emergence of urban settings and the differences between rural and urban settings.
  • Explain what urban life and city denote in social, political and cultural terms.
  • Comprehend the classical and contemporary theoretical approaches towards an understanding of urban life and space.
  • Develop a comparative approach in analyzing different urbanization patterns in developing and developed world regions.
  • Elaborate on the general problems of rapid urbanization in the world.
Course Content Explores changing urban life in different cultural, social and historical settings. Examines both classic and contemporary debates within urban sociology. Considers topics such as urbanization in developing and developed country contexts, contemporary challenges of urbanization and the social consequences of these challenges.

 



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 The Origins of Urban Life Gottdiener and Hutchison (2011) pp. 23-48.
3 The Origins of Urban Life Engels (2011) pp. 46-55. (Industrial City)
4 Urban Sociology: Classic and Modern Statements Macionis and Parillo (2013) pp. 119-148.
5 Spatial Perspectives: Making Sense of Space Macionis and Parillo (2013) pp. 149-171.
6 Contemporary Urban Sociology Parker (2004) pp. 74-119.
7 Urbanization in the Developing Countries Gottdiener and Hutchison (2011) pp. 279-319.
8 MIDTERM
9 Contemporary Urban Challenges in the Developing World: Poverty, Informality and Urban Transformation Mike Davis (2006) pp. 20-49.
10 Contemporary Urban Challenges in the Developing World: Poverty, Informality and Urban Transformation Janice E. Perlman (2004) pp. 1-42.
11 Contemporary Urban Challenges in the Developing World: Urban Divide Teresa Calderia (2000) pp. 256-296.
12 Contemporary Urban Challenges in the Developing World: Urban Environmental Problems Hardoy, Mitlin and Satterthwaite (2004), pp. 87-148.
13 Urbanization in the Developed World and its Challenges: Gentrification, Poverty, Ethnic/Residential Segregation, Crime. Mark Gottdiener and Ray Hutchison (2011) pp.209-243.
14 Urbanization in the Developed World and its Challenges: Gentrification, Poverty, Ethnic/Residential Segregation, Crime. Mark Gottdiener and Ray Hutchison (2011) pp.209-243.
15 Review of the semester
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks

• Mark Gottdiener and Ray Hutchison, The New Urban Sociology, 4th ed., Westview Press, 2011

References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
20
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
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
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
6
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
1
22
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
12
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
151

 

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. X
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. X
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) X
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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