First Cycle Programmes    (Bachelor's Degree)
Bachelor - Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Sociology (English)
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
The Sociology Department that has been founded in 2001 by Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Narlı is located within the Faculty of Sciences and Letters of Marmara University at Göztepe Campus. The department has 30 students and actively engaged in education since 2001-2002 academic year. The medium of education is English. The main aim of the department is to advance, develop, contribute, and disseminate sociological knowledge through using methods and knowledge that has been produced within other disciplines of social sciences. Sociology Department, with an interdisciplinary understanding, aims to comply with international standards. The department aims to train its students according the following principles: to be able to think sociologically; to be aware of the problems of Turkey and the globe; to be capable of doing research, interpret social events and produce publications; and to have social awareness and sentiments of social responsibility. Our department has reciprocal Erasmus agreements since 2007. These agreements mainly cover universities in Sweden and Holland (Södertörns University, Uppsala University, and Rotterdam-Erasmus University). The Erasmus program provides possibility of integrating with Europe through student mobility as well as teaching and education activities for the Faculty Members.
Qualification Awarded
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; First Cycle Graduate Degree
Specific Admission Requirements
Thosw who would like to be enrolled in our program need to pass the exams and to complete the processes determined by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), i.e. TM-3 exam of the Student Placement Exam, as part of the academic and legal regulations of our university. Students who are enrolled in a sociology department of another university in Turkey can apply to our department based on their GPA and quota of our department. The admission of international students is possible based on the quota of the department and their score of Marmara University Entrace Examination for Students Abroad.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Students have to complete the requirements of prepatory language class prior to starting their undergraduate education in Sociology.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Sociology Programme's Competence Criteria (SPCC) is checked for its compatibility with the Outlines for Turkish Competence Criteria (OTCC) in the establishment of the Programme Outcomes. The Programme Outcomes of Sociology Department were compared one by one with the 6th level (undergraduate education) outline items of OTCC social and behavioural fundamental competence areas (academic). As a result of this the programme outcomes are compatible with the aforementioned OTCC outlines in the following areas: under the heading of knowledge, with institutional - phenomenological and conceptual framework; under the heading of skills, cognitive-applied condition; under the heading of competence, to be able to do independent work within the student cohort; and under the same heading, competence to learn social communication. There is no compulsory requirement concerning internship and writing a graduation thesis. However, especially during their 3rd and 4th years, the students are expected to conduct fieldwork research using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Profile of The Programme
In addition to various elective courses, the program provides applied and theoretical courses fundamental to the field of sociology. Students take compulsory courses in the first two semesters. The sociology program provides both compulsory and elective courses in the following semesters. Compulsory courses are: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Pyschology, Urban Sociology, Methodology of Social Sciences, Political Sociology, Contemporary Social Theory, Classical Social Theory, Sociology in Turkey, Social Stratification and Mobility, Fieldwork and Seminer...etc. Elective courses are: Cultural Studies, Sociology of Small Groups, Social Problems, Advanced Readings in Turkish Sociology, Society and Education, Sociology of Middle East, Sociology of Religion, Youth and Popular Culture, Anthropology in Modern Turkey, Readings in Ethnography, Economic Anthropology, Work and Organization, Sociology of Health and Illness, International Migration and Change, Sociology of Family, Science and Society, Political Behavior, Individual, Society and Sports, Society and Arts, European Union and Problems of Integration, Structure and Change in Ottoman Empire...etc.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
A sociology graduate has employment opportunities in Non-governmental organizations, social services and hospitals, community centers, research institutes (public opinion surveys), marketing research, and advertising, press, and media sector. They might work in the field of museum administration and might contribute to founding urban and social history museums. Sociology graduates also have the possibility to work in the field of tourism and information. Moreover, they can run art galleries and organize various cultural activities such as cinema, theatre and documentary. In addition to the aforementioned areas, graduates might also work in the fields of consulting (organization, institution, group and family consulting), strategic planning and orientation in public and private sector, as well as consulting for international organizations such as UNDP, WB, UNICEF and ILO.
Access to Further Studies
Our students, upon graduation, will have sufficient knowledge and skills that will enable them to be enrolled into post-graduate programs in and out of Turkey within the fields of social, educational and administrative sciences. While the sociology department does not have Masters and PhD. programs at the moment, it is within our future goals to offer graduate degrees.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The exams and evaluations in the Sociology Program are done according to Marmara University’s undergraduate exam regulation as well as exams and guidelines for evaluation of success. The guideline requires students to take one midterm and one final exams. The midterm counts for the 40 % and the final exam counts for the 60 % of the student’s grade.
Graduation Requirements
The students are required to take all compulsory and elective courses and to complete the minimum graduation credit, which is 141. In order to graduate from the sociology department, the student has to be successful in all of her/his courses and has to have the minimum GPA of 2.00/4.00.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Ayşe Durakbaşa- Head of Sociology Department Faculty of Sciences and Letters, Göztepe Kampüsü 34722 Kadıköy-İstanbul E-mail: adurakbasa@marmara.edu.tr Phone: 216-345-1186 / 1485 ECTS / DS Coordinator: Yard. Doç. Dr. Aylin Akpınar e-mail: aakpinar@marmara.edu.tr
Facilities
Sociology department has 4 lecture rooms in total. The capacities of these are as follows: AÇ001 40 students, AÇ006 50 students, A-411 40 students and A-410 40 students. The technical equipments of the department contain two in-class projectors (in lecture rooms A410 and 411), one mobile projector, two in-class projector screens (in lecture rooms A410 and A411) and one overhead projector. Our department needs a library to provide the students and faculty alike for their sociological research, and a laptop to be used for seminars, workshops and etc.13 people are employed in the sociology program (1 full-professor, 2 Associate Professors, 2 Assistant Professors (one from another department), 1 Adjuct, 1 Instructor (from another department), 5 Research Assistants with PhD degrees, and 1 Research Assistant).
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Students will be able to discuss theories in the history of sociological thought
2 Students will be able to reach a level of competence in which they can use the historical, political, and social history of Turkey within sociological analysis
3 Students will be able to develop multicultural and relativistic thinking
4 Students will be able to use critical thinking faculty when looking at social phenomena
5 Students will be able to use sociological imagination in reflecting on the dynamics of future social change
6 Students will be able develop written and oral communication skills to be used in academic forums
7 Students will be able to acquire the skill to construct projects to disseminate sociological knowledge to various sections of society
8 Students will be able to use knowledge concerning the sub-fields of sociology within a broader sociological framework in developing solutions to social problems
9 Students will acquire the skill of working in a multi-disciplinary team
10 Students will gain competence at every level of sociological projects to use various methodologies and techniques of social sciences
11 Students will develop skills to use sociological knowledge in public and private sector as well as non-governmental organizations
12 Students will develop skills to use sociological knowledge in various international organizations and projects
13 Students will be aware of the importance of the life-long learning process in order to understand contemporary sociological problems in developing solutions to them
14 Students will develop skills, competence, and basic formation for continual professional development
15 Students will be able to internalize the principles of participatory democracy and social responsibility
16 Students will be able to develop awareness for excluding ethnic, cultural, and gendered prejudices and discriminating prejudgements from sociological analysis
17 Students will be able to use social parameters such as age, class, level of education, culture, professional status, regional identity, mental or physical disability within social analysis
18 Students will be abel to acquire the skill of applying tools of sociological thought in developing social policies
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ATA121 Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution I Compulsory 2 0 2
2 PSYC143 Introduction to Psychology Compulsory 4 0 6
3 SOC111 Introduction to Sociology I Compulsory 3 0 6
4 SOC117 Humanities Compulsory 3 0 4
5 SOC131 Introduction to Anthropology Compulsory 3 0 6
6 SOC181 Introduction to Philosophy Compulsory 4 0 4
7 TRD121 Turkish Language I Compulsory 2 0 2
Total 21 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ATA122 Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution II Compulsory 2 0 2
2 SOC112 Introduction to Sociology II Compulsory 3 0 6
3 SOC134 Readings in Social and Cultural Anthropology Compulsory 3 0 4
4 SOC150 Understanding Social Behaviour Compulsory 3 0 4
5 SOC174 Basic Academic Skills Compulsory 3 0 4
6 SOC180 Introduction to Political Science Compulsory 3 0 4
7 SOC182 Philosophy of Social Sciences Compulsory 4 0 4
8 TRD122 Turkish Language II Compulsory 2 0 2
Total 23 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ECON201 Principles of Economics  Compulsory 3 0 4
2 SOC221 Urban Sociology Compulsory 3 0 6
3 SOC231 Methodology of Social Sciences I Compulsory 4 0 6
4 SOC253 History of Sociological Thought I Compulsory 3 0 5
5 SOC-S1 Elective - 1 Elective 3 0 4
6 STAT281 Statistical Methods & Computer Applications in Social Sciences I Compulsory 4 0 5
Total 20 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC222 Rural Structure and Social Change Compulsory 3 0 5
2 SOC232 Methodology of Social Sciences II Compulsory 4 0 6
3 SOC254 History of Sociological Thought II Compulsory 3 0 6
4 SOC-S2,3 Elective - 2-3 Elective 6 0 8
5 STAT282 Statistical Methods & Computer Applications in Social Sciences II Compulsory 4 0 5
Total 20 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC313 Political Sociology Compulsory 3 0 6
2 SOC321 Sociology of Change and Transition Compulsory 3 0 6
3 SOC335 Sociological Perspectives Compulsory 3 0 5
4 SOC353 Mass Communication Compulsory 3 0 5
5 SOC-S4,5 Elective - 4-5 Elective 6 0 8
Total 18 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ECON322 Turkish Economy Compulsory 3 0 6
2 SOC360 Social Stratification and Mobility Compulsory 3 0 6
3 SOC386 Sociology of Gender Compulsory 3 0 6
4 SOC-S6,7,8 Elective - 6-7-8 Elective 9 0 12
Total 18 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC411 Contemporary Sociological Theory Compulsory 3 0 6
2 SOC421 Fieldwork and Seminar Compulsory 3 2 12
3 SOC-S9,10,11 Elective - 9-10-11 Elective 9 0 12
Total 15 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC412 Sociology in Turkey Compulsory 3 0 6
2 SOC422 Research Project Compulsory 2 2 12
3 SOC-S12,13,14 Elective - 12-13-14 Elective 9 0 12
Total 14 2 30
Elective
3 . Semester > SOC-S1 Elective - 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC237 Abnormal Behavior Compulsory 3 0 4
2 SOC247 History of Philosophy Compulsory 3 0 4
3 SOC269 Cultural Studies Compulsory 3 0 4
4 SOC279 Anthropology in Modern Turkey Compulsory 3 0 4
5 SOC289 Global Culture Compulsory 3 0 4
6 SOC291 Risk Disaster and Society Compulsory 3 0 4
4 . Semester > SOC-S2,3 Elective - 2-3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC240 Historical Sociology Compulsory 3 0 4
2 SOC250 Science and Society Compulsory 3 0 4
3 SOC264 Economy and Politics in Modern Turkey Compulsory 3 0 4
4 SOC270 Sociology of Small Groups Compulsory 3 0 4
5 SOC280 Social Problems Compulsory 3 0 4
6 SOC290 History of Turkish Politics Compulsory 3 0 4
5 . Semester > SOC-S4,5 Elective - 4-5
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC315 Sociology of Family Compulsory 3 0 4
2 SOC327 City and Culture: Istanbul Compulsory 3 0 4
3 SOC339 Sociology of Law Compulsory 3 0 4
4 SOC347 Sociology of Knowledge Compulsory 3 0 4
5 SOC357 Sociology of Development Compulsory 3 0 4
6 SOC381 Intellectuals and Society Compulsory 3 0 4
7 SOC389 Sociology of the Body Compulsory 3 0 4
8 SOC395 Environment and Society Compulsory 3 0 4
9 SOC397 Individuals & Society & Sports Compulsory 3 0 4
6 . Semester > SOC-S6,7,8 Elective - 6-7-8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC314 Debate on Turkish Modernization Compulsory 3 0 4
2 SOC316 Work and Organization Compulsory 3 0 4
3 SOC330 Society and Arts Compulsory 3 0 4
4 SOC364 Philosophy of Science Compulsory 3 0 4
5 SOC372 European Union and Problems of Integration Compulsory 3 0 4
6 SOC374 Culture and Behavior Compulsory 3 0 4
7 SOC376 Political Behavior Compulsory 3 0 4
8 SOC380 Readings in Ethnography Compulsory 3 0 4
9 SOC396 Language, Culture and Society Compulsory 3 0 4
10 SOC398 Intercultural Perspectives on Family Compulsory 3 0 4
7 . Semester > SOC-S9,10,11 Elective - 9-10-11
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC356 Gender and Culture in Turkish Society Compulsory 3 0 4
2 SOC425 Cinema & Society Compulsory 3 0 4
3 SOC435 Sociology of Health and İllness Compulsory 3 0 4
4 SOC437 Literary Text and Social Life Compulsory 3 0 4
5 SOC441 Society and Education Compulsory 3 0 4
6 SOC443 Family and Social Policies to Turkey Compulsory 3 0 4
7 SOC445 State and Society in Comparative Perspectives Compulsory 3 0 4
8 SOC455 Sociology of Religion Compulsory 3 0 4
9 SOC465 International Migration and Change Compulsory 3 0 4
10 SOC469 Political Psychology Compulsory 3 0 4
11 SOC475 Sociology of Modernity Compulsory 3 0 4
12 SOC477 Selected Issues in Turkish Politics Compulsory 3 0 4
13 SOC479 Social Movements Compulsory 3 0 4
8 . Semester > SOC-S12,13,14 Elective - 12-13-14
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 SOC436 Sociology of the Middleeast Compulsory 3 0 4
2 SOC442 Advanced Readings in Turkish Sociology Compulsory 3 0 4
3 SOC446 Advanced Cultural Studies Compulsory 3 0 4
4 SOC450 Global Social Inequalities Compulsory 3 0 4
5 SOC452 Sociology of Elites, Opinionmakers and Intellectuals Compulsory 3 0 4
6 SOC456 Structure and Change in Ottoman Society Compulsory 3 0 4
7 SOC462 Sociology of Emotions Compulsory 3 0 4
8 SOC466 Youth and Popular Culture Compulsory 3 0 4
9 SOC476 Economic Anthropology Compulsory 3 0 4
10 SOC482 Debates in Social Policy and Governance Compulsory 3 0 4
11 SOC492 Social Analysis of Nation and Ethnic Groups Compulsory 3 0 4

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