SOC 390 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Sociology of Ethnicity and Race
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 390
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to provide students with the knowledge of sociological theories on ethnicity and ethnic conflict. In doing this, the students are expected to acquire a sociological perspective to understand and analyze social position of ethnic differences, how society perceives them and the nature of relationship between various ethnic groups.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to use various sociological theories that have appeared in understanding origins of ethnic identity in his/her daily or academic analysis.
  • will be able to discuss whether ethnic identity is acquired through biological inheritance or it is a socially constructed phenomenon.
  • will be able to discuss the relevance of ethnicity in social, political life as well as individual life experiences.
Course Content The course covers a wide range of sociological theories that have been developed to understand the concept of ethnic identity, its sociological and historical origins, social position of ethnic groups, and the nature of relations between different ethnic groupings.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
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 Classical sociological approaches to ethnicity Chapter 2
3 NeoMarxism: capitalism, class and culture Chapter 3
4 Functionalism: ethnicity, modernization, and social integration Chapter 4
5 Symbolic interactionism: The social construction of ethnic group identity Chapter 5
6 Midterm Exam I
7 Sociobiology: Ethnic groups as extended families Chapter 6
8 Rational choice theory: Ethnic group membership as an individual gain Chapter 7
9 Elite theory: Ethnicity as a political resource Chapter 8
10 NeoWeberian Theory: Ethnicity as a status privilege Chapter 9
11 Midterm Exam II
12 AntiFoundationalist approaches: Deconstructing ethnicity Chapter 10
13 Sociological theory and ethnic relations Chapter 11
14 Interactive class discussion on Turkish experiences
15 Interactive class discussion on Turkish experiences
16 Final

 

Course Textbooks Sinisa Malesevic, The Sociology of Ethnicity, Sage Publications, 2004.
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
15
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
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
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
14
    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. 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) 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