Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Social Sciences Is Methodology Discussions SOS 619 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. İSMAİL HİRA
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asist.Mehmet ANIK, Res. Asist.Bayram KAHRAMAN
Course Category
Course Objective In this course, the aim is to look at modern sociological trends in the light of new theoretical approaches in sociology, which are based on methodology.
Course Content Within this framework, The Enlightment, methodological critiques towards modernity and, related to these, discussions of notions of person will be focused.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 S/he learns the basic theories of methodological debates in social sciences. Lecture, Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Homework,
2 S/he learns classic texts on social reality theories expressed in methodological practices. Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Homework,
3 S/he learns method approach and on what it is discussed in those studies. Lecture, Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Homework,
4 S/ he realizes alternative paradigms of classical and contemporary sociology in interpreting to social reality. Lecture, Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Homework,
5 S/he recognize the representatives of the methodological discussions of contemporary sociology. Lecture, Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Homework,
6 S/ he could increase an ability to better recognize and interpret of his own social reality. Lecture, Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 As a Method Pozitivism in Social Science
2 Popper: Falsification on Critical Rationalism (Neo-Pozitivism)
3 Frankfurt School: Marcuse, Horkheimer, Habermas I
4 Frankfurt School Marcuse, Horkheimer, Habermas II
5 Wittgenstein: From Meanin’s Picture Theory to Language Game
6 Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
7 Lakatos: The Methodology of Scientific Researsh Programmes
8 Althusser: Society, Ekonomics, and Ideology
9 Midterm exam
10 Feyerabend: Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge or Theoretical Pluralism
11 Hermeneutic:Gadamer (Tradition, Historical Conscious, and Authority
12 Hermeneutic: Derrida (Deconstruction)
13 Foucault: As a Telling Marginality versus Meta-narrative
14 Poststructualism and Postmodernism I
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to perceive and evaluate social matters at national and universal level X
1 To be able to perceive and evaluate social matters at national and universal level X
2 To be able to evaluate sociological process from beginning to current in terms of leading Turkish thinkers at national level X
2 To be able to evaluate sociological process from beginning to current in terms of leading Turkish thinkers at national level X
3 To be able to understand and solve the particular social problems and closely acquainted with related branches of Sociology X
3 To be able to understand and solve the particular social problems and closely acquainted with related branches of Sociology X
4 To be able to interrogate and pose a question on popular contemporary sociological concepts objectively as globalization, multiculturalism, identity and postmodernism X
4 To be able to interrogate and pose a question on popular contemporary sociological concepts objectively as globalization, multiculturalism, identity and postmodernism X
5 To be able to do researches and to improve a method about the sociological problems and produce solutions X
5 To be able to do researches and to improve a method about the sociological problems and produce solutions X
6 To be able to analyze the social conditions in nineteenth century that caused rising of Sociology
6 To be able to analyze the social conditions in nineteenth century that caused rising of Sociology
7 X
7 X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 5
1. Ödev 30
2. Kısa Sınav 5
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 10 10
Oral Examination 2 6 12
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 2 2
Total Workload 160
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.4
dersAKTSKredisi 6