SOC 490 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Social Investigations on İzmir
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 490
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce the historical and contemporary literature on İzmir to the students. In accordance with the weekly themes, the literature in İzmir will be supported by the relevant conceptual framework. Thereby, the contemporary urban issues are also discussed with reference to the case of İzmir. In the light of all these discussions, the students are expected to plan and conduct a small research with simple research methods. Towards the end of the term, the students are expected to deepen their understanding of the discussions in the class by means of sharing their research findings.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course;
  • • will be able to explain economic, social, cultural and political transformation of Izmir in a historical context.
  • • will be able to analyze the place of different ethnic groups in the history of the city.
  • • will be able to explain the impacts of migration on social space of İzmir.
  • • will be able to analyze critically the relations between the migrants and the settled population in terms of identity, class and gender issues.
  • • will be able to analyze critically the neoliberal urban policies, urban transformation projects and discussions on urban identity with regard to the case of İzmir.
Course Content This course has three parts. In the first part, the economic, political cultural life of the city is presented in a historical perspective. In the second part, in order to relate this historical portrayal to contemporary research subjects in İzmir, issues like migration, identity, social space, urban transformation, urban fragmentation, political tendencies, neoliberal urban policies and urban identity will be given predominance. In the final stage, the small research projects of the students will be planned and the findings will be shared.

 



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 PreRepublican History of İzmir: Political Economic Transformation I Daniel Goffman, “From Village to Colonial Port City”, in The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Smyrna and Istanbul (Edhem Eldem, Daniel Goffman & B. Masters), Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization, 2001, pp. 79135. / Erkan Serce, “II. Meşrutiyet Döneminde İzmir”, Değişen İzmir’i Anlamak, D. Yıldırım & E. Haspolat (eds), Ankara: Phoneix, 2010, pp. 2342.
3 PreRepublican History of İzmir: Political Economic Transformation II Alp Yücel Kaya, “19. yüzyıldan 21.yy.a İzmir’de Ekonomik Süreklilik ve Kırılmalar”, Değişen İzmir’i Anlamak, D. Yıldırım & E. Haspolat (eds), Ankara: Phoneix, 2010, pp. 42107. / Emel Göksu, “Kentleşmenin Kurucu Öznesi Olarak Kriz: 1929 Buhranı ve İzmir’de Mekansal Dönüşümün Yeni Aktörleri”, Değişen İzmir’i Anlamak, D. Yıldırım & E. Haspolat (eds), Ankara: Phoneix, 2010, pp. 135171 / Mustafa Sönmez, “Küresel Krizin İzmir’e Etkileri” Değişen İzmir’i Anlamak, D. Yıldırım & E. Haspolat (eds), Ankara: Phoneix, 2010, pp.171187
4 PreRepublican History of İzmir: Migration, Identity and Social Space I Philip Mansel, “İzmir: Pearl of the Levant” in Levantines from the Past to Present, Fikret Yılmaz (ed.), İzmir Ticaret Odası Kültür, Sanat ve Tarih Yayınları, pp. 3547. / Rauf Beyru, 19.yy.’da İzmir Kenti (İzmir’de Yaşama Alanları, İzmir’in Çarşıları), Literatür, 2011, pp. 89104; 159196. / Yorulmaz, Ş. (1993). “XIX. Yüzyıl’da Kozmopolit Bir Ticaret Kenti: İzmir”, Çağdaş Türkiye Tarihi Araştırmaları Dergisi, 1/.3, p.133148, İzmir.
5 PostRepublican History of izmir:Migration,Identity and Social Space II Emel Göksu, 1929 Dünya Ekonomik Buhran Yıllarında İzmir ve Suç Coğrafyası, İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kent Kitaplığı, 2003, pp.5557;6381; 129145; 148151; 172173; 197230. /Ş.İlgü Özler, Politics of the Gecekondu in Turkey: The Political Choices of Urban Squatters in National Elections, Turkish Studies, 1:2, 2000, pp.3958. / Emel Kayın, “Mekansal ve SosyoEkonomik Ayrıksılıklar Geriliminde İzmir: KüreselYerel Fenomenler”, Değişen İzmir’i Anlamak, D. Yıldırım & E. Haspolat (eds), Ankara: Phoneix, 2010, pp. 337361
6 Contemporary Urban Issues: Migration, Identity, Social Space in İzmir I Cenk Saraçoğlu, “Exclusive Recognition: the New Dimensions of the Question of Ethnicity and Nationalism in Turkey”, Ethnic and Racial Stuides, 32:4, 2008, pp.640658. / Cenk Saraçoğlu, “İzmir’de Göçmen Düşmanlığının Etnikleşmesi: Mekan Sınıf ve Kentsel Yaşam”, Değişen İzmir’i Anlamak, D. Yıldırım & E. Haspolat (eds), Ankara: Phoneix, 2010, pp.361403 / Neslihan Demirtaş Milz, “Neoliberal Zamanlarda İzmir ve İzmirlilik Tahayyülleri”, Değişen İzmir’i Anlamak, D. Yıldırım & E. Haspolat (eds), Ankara: Phoneix, 2010, pp. 403435.
7 Contemporary Urban Issues: Migration, Identity, Social Space in İzmir II Mümtaz Peker, “Internal Migration and Marginal Sector”, Work and Occupation in Modern Turkey,Erol Kahveci et al., (eds.), London: Mansell, 1996, pp. 738. / Erol Kahveci, Theo Nichols and Nadir Sungur, “The ShoeShine Boys of İzmir” ”, Work and Occupation in Modern Turkey,Erol Kahveci et al., (eds.), London: Mansell, 1996, pp.3872.
8 Contemporary Urban Issues: Urban Transformation and Resistance in İzmir İlkim Kaya, Rengin Zengel, “A marginal place for the Gypsy community in a prosperous city: Izmir, Turkey”, Cities, 22:2, 2005, pp. 151160. / D. Burcu Eğilmez, “İzmir’de Kentsel Dönüşüm ve Dönüştürülemeyen Zorunlu Yoksulluk Halleri” Değişen İzmir’i Anlamak, D. Yıldırım & E. Haspolat (eds), Ankara: Phoneix, 2010, pp. 601638. / Neslihan Demirtaş Milz and Cenk Saraçoğlu, “The Urban Renewal in Kadifekale Izmir: the Crossroads of Neoliberal Restructuring of Urban Space and Migration through Internal Displacement”, Research Report, MIREKOC Migration Research Program at the Koç University, 2010.
9 Contemporary Urban Issues: Urban Fragmentation and Political Tendencies in İzmir I Ayona Datta and Şebnem Yücel Young, “Suburban Development and the Networks of Mobility: Sites in İzmir, Turkey”, GBER, 6:1, 2007, pp.4253. / İpek Özbek Sönmez, “Reemergence of Suburbia: The Case of İzmir, Turkey”, European Planning Studies, 17:5, 2009, pp.741763.
10 Contemporary Urban Issues: Urban Fragmentation and Political Tendencies in İzmir II Gülgün Tosun and Tanju Tosun, “Voter Preferences in İzmir from the November 3, 2002 to the July 22, 2007 Elections: Has the Election Map Altered?, Turkish Studies, 9:2, 2008, pp.247295. / İpek Özbek Sönmez, “Concentrated Urban Poverty: The Case of İzmir Inner Area”, European Planning Studies, 15:3, 2007.
11 Contemporary Urban Issues: Neoliberal Urban Policies and Urban Identity Deniz Yıldırım ve Evren Haspolat, “Bir Liman Kentinin Siyasal Dönüşümünün Ekonomi Politik Fay Hatları”, Değişen İzmir’i Anlamak, D. Yıldırım & E. Haspolat (eds), Ankara: Phoneix, 2010, pp.291337. / Şebnem Gökçen Dündar, “Rise of Culture and Fall of Planning in İzmir, Turkey”, Pasos, 8:3, 2010, pp. 5167. / Ebru Günlü, Kamil Yağcı and İge Pırnar, “Preserving Cultural Heritage and Possible Impacts on Regional Development: Case of İzmir”, http://www.regionalstudiesassoc.ac.uk/researchnetworks/past/trdpp/apr08papers/Gunlu.pdf, 2010.
12 Presentation of the Research Agenda and Outcomes of the Field Work/ Archive Research
13 Presentation of the Research Agenda and Outcomes of the Field Work/ Archive Research
14 Presentation of the Research Agenda and Outcomes of the Field Work/ Archive Research
15 Presentation of the Research Agenda and Outcomes of the Field Work/ Archive Research
16 Final

 

Course Textbooks Must readings mentioned in this information sheet.
References Documentary screening, guest lecturers, newspaper articles.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
14
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
10
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
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
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
10
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
35
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
145

 

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.
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) 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

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest