Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
To Modernize To Skin Modernize Soc. Theory SOS 615 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA KEMAL ŞAN
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Course Objective To analyze the development of social theory from the Enlightenment to postmodernity
Course Content Discussion on the major theorists of society from the Enlightenment and post-modernity
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To introduce students to the critical analysis of Enlightenment thought and legacy Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 To get a basic overview of the origins of modernity Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 To develop a critical understanding of the theorists of modernity Lecture, Oral Exam, Homework,
4 To analyse the industrial society Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
5 To understand the postmodern social theory Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Enlightenment
2 Origins of Modernity
3 Institutional dimensions of modernity
4 Sociology and modernity
5 Modernity theorists : Marx, Durkheim , Weber
6 Industrial Society as the capitalist society : Marx and Marxism
7 Durkheim, organic solidarity
8 Weber and iron cage
9 The crisis of modernity : high modernity or postmodernity?
10 The rise of postmodern social theory
11 Lyotard and the postmodern condition
12 Foucault and postmodern social science
13 Jacques Derrida and deconstruction of Baudrillard and hyperreality
14 The critique of modernity and postmodernity
Course Notes Lecture Notes
Course Resources 1.Modernity, Polity Press, 1992, Modernliğin Sonuçları, Ayrıntı Yay.1994.
2.Charles Taylor,Malaise of Modernity, Anansi,1991-Modernliğin Sıkıntıları,Ayrıntı Yay.1995.
3.Peter Wagner, A Sociology of Modernity, Routledge,1994-Modernliğin Sosyolojisi,Sarmal, 1996.
4.Anthony Giddens,Modernity and Self-Identity,Polity Press,1991.
5.Anthıny Giddens,Modernliğin Sonuçları,Ayrıntı Yayınları,1994.
6.Zygmunt Bauman,Modernlik ve Müphemlik,Ayrıntı Yay.2004.
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
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
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
6 To be able to analyze the social conditions in nineteenth century that caused rising of Sociology X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 30
2. Kısa Sınav 10
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 5 80
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quiz 2 2 4
Assignment 1 8 8
Total Workload 142
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.68
dersAKTSKredisi 6