Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Metropolitanization Of Turkey SOS 525 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. AYDIN AKTAY
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. AYDIN AKTAY,
Course Assistants Assist. Adem Sağır, Assist.Pinar Yazgan
Course Category
Course Objective The course’s aim is to learn the phases of urbanization in Turkey, becoming process from cities to metropolises, and developing of new relations with the global world by metropolization process.
Course Content The birth of Metropolises, poverty in metropolises urban renewal and transformation, gentrification, global culture and transnational migration, crime and violence and the future of metropolises.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To understand the importance of metropolization with regards to societal structure and social change Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 To know social and cultural characteristics of Istanbul as a megapolis Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
3 To deal with social problems in metropolises. Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is Metropolis ? What are the characteristics of A Metropol ?
2 First Metropolises in History.
3 Metropolises in Turkey
4 Poverty Fact in Metropolises
5 Gettozation and New Marjinals in Metropolises
6 Gecekondu, Slum and suburbanization
7 Gentrification
8 İstanbul As A Megapolis.
9 Globalization and Metropolises
10 Urban Renewal and and Urban Transformation
11 International Migrations and Metropolises
12 Religional Fact in Metropolises
13 Crime and Violence in Metropolises
14 The future of metropolises
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
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. Ödev 50
Total 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 5 5
Performance Task (Laboratory) 12 3 36
Total Workload 147
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.88
dersAKTSKredisi 6