SOC 311 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Social Structure of Turkey
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 311
Fall
3
0
3
8

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students who take this course; will be able to assess the qualities and problems of modernization in Turkey from late Ottoman period onwards.
  • • the political structure and its transformation in time;
  • • the changing class structure and class dynamics;
  • • the types and patterns of migration and their impact on social structure;
  • • gender relations and gender inequalities;
  • • the impact of ethnicity and religion on socio-political structure of modern Turkey
Course Content This course seeks to introduce students to the history and social structure of Turkey. Throughout the semester issues such as modernization, political structure, social inequalities, urbanization, migration, ethnicity, religion and gender relations that are crucial to understand and analyze contemporary Turkish society will be critically reviewed, analyzed and discussed.

 



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 to the Course
2 The Late Ottoman Empire: challenge of modernity and reforms Şükrü Hanioğlu (2012) ‘Modern Ottoman Period’ in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayarı eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, New York: Routledge, 15- 25. Erik J Zürcher (2004) Turkey: A Modern History, London: I. B. Tauris, 50- 70. Feroz Ahmad (1993) ‘The Ottoman Legacy’ in The Making of Modern Turkey, New York: Routledge, 15 -30.
3 The Late Ottoman Empire: The Young Turk Era and the Collapse of the Empire Erik J Zürcher (2010) The Ottoman Empire 1850–1922: Unavoidable Failure? In The
Young Turk Legacy
 and Nation Buılding: From the Ottoman Empire to Atatürk’s Turkey, 59 – 72. Hasan Kayalı (2012) ‘The Young Turks and the Committee of Union and ‘ 
 in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayarı eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, 26- 34. Feroz Ahmad (1993) ‘From empire to nation: 1908–1923’ in The Making of Modern Turkey, 31- 51.
4 The New State: Turkish Republic (1920s) Hasan Kayalı (2008) ‘The struggle for independence’ in Reşat Kasaba ed. Turkey in the Modern World (Cambridge History of Turkey, volume 4) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 112- 146. Erik J Zürcher (2004) ‘The Emergence of the One-Party State, 1923–27’ in The Making of Modern Turkey 166 
- 175. Clement H. Dodd (2012) ‘The Turkish Republic’ in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayarı eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, 53- 64.
5 The New state: Turkish Republic (1930s) Erik J Zürcher (2004) ‘The Emergence of the One-Party State, 1923–27’ in The Making of Modern Turkey 166 
- 175. Erik J Zürcher (2004) ‘The Kemalist One-Party State, 1925–45’ in The Making of Modern Turkey 176- 205.
6 Transition to Multiparty System and the Era of the Democratic Party Feroz Ahmad (1977) The Turkish Experiment in Democracy: 1950- 1975, London: Hurst &Company, 1- 75.
7 1960s to 1990s: The Period of Military Coups Erik J Zürcher (2004) ‘The Second Turkish Republic, 1960–80’ in The Making of Modern Turkey, 241- 277. 
 George S. Harris (2011) Military Coups and Turkish Democracy, 1960–1980, Turkish Studies, 12:2, 203-213
8 Midterm Exam
9 Economic Inequalities and Poverty Pamuk, Ş. (2008) "Economic change in twentieth century Turkey: Is the glass more than half full?" in Reşat Kasaba ed. Turkey in the Modern World (Cambridge History of Turkey, volume 4) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,, 266-300. Erol Taymaz (2012) E’mployment, inequality, and poverty’ in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayarı eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, 364- 378.
10 Gender Inequalities and Women’s Movement Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat (2012) ‘Women’ in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayarı eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayarı eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, 259- 270. 
 
 Arat, Y. (2008) "Contestation and collaboration: women’s struggles for empowerment in Turkey" in Reşat Kasaba ed. Turkey in the Modern World (Cambridge History of Turkey, volume 4) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 388-418.
11 Migration, Urbanization Kirisci, K. (2008) “Migration and Turkey: The dynamics of state, society, politics,” in Reşat Kasaba ed. Turkey in the Modern World (Cambridge History of Turkey, volume 4) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 175-199. Tahire Erman (2012) ‘Urbanization and urbanism’ in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayarı eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, 293- 302.
 
 Alev Çınar 
(2012) ‘Cities’ in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayarı eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, 303- 314.
12 Issues of Religion Binnaz Toprak (2005) Islam and Democracy in Turkey, Turkish Studies, 6:2, 167-186; Ali Çarkoğlu and N Bilgili (2011) "A Precarious Relationship: The Alevi Minority, the Turkish State and the EU" South European Society and Politics, 16, 2, 351-364.
13 Issues of Minorities Saraçoğlu, C. (2008) “‘Exclusive Recognition’: The New Dimensions of the Question of Ethnicity and Nationalism in Turkey,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 1-19. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (2012) ‘Minorities’ in Metin Heper and Sabri Sayarı eds. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey, 282- 292.
14 Democratization Menderes Çinar & Çagkan Sayin (2014) Reproducing the Paradigm of Democracy in Turkey: Parochial Democratization in the Decade of Justice and Development Party, Turkish Studies, 15:3, 365-385, Zeynep Alemdar (2014) ‘Modelling’ for Democracy? Turkey's Historical Issues with Freedom of Speech, Middle Eastern Studies, 50:4, 568-588.
15 Review of the Semester -
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks Ahmad, F. (1993) The Making of Modern Turkey, London and New York: Routledge. Bozdoğan, S. and R. Kasaba (eds.) (1997) Rethinking Modernity and National Identity in Turkey, University of Washington Press. Heper, M. and A. Evin (eds.)(1988) State, Democracy and the Military: Turkey in the 1980s, Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter. Kasaba, R. (ed.) (2008) The Cambridge History of Turkey, vol. 4, Turkey in the Modern World, Cambridge University Press. Keyder, Ç. (1987) State and Class in Turkey: A Study in Capitalist Development, Verso. Kandiyoti, D and A. Saktanber (eds.) (2002) Fragments of Culture: the Everyday of Modern Turkey, London and New York: I.B.Tauris.
References Readings are subject to revision. Additional readings could be added to the list as required.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
10
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
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
4
64
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
25
Homework / Assignments
1
Presentation / Jury
15
Project
14
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
17
Final / Oral Exam
1
    Total
176

 

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. 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)
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