Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Subculture Studies CUL 510 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi BÜLENT KABAŞ
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Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective
Course Content

The most common narrative about subcultures is that they are dissenting from mainstream politics, religion, social norms, traditions and mass media. From this point of view, it is possible to signify that 60’s youth subcultures have aimed to form their unique identities with opposing the pressure of conformity, banality of mass culture and standardization. In parallel with the transformation of culture during 80’s and 90’s, the form of the youth subcultures have also changed. In last twenty years, many studies on youth, particularly under the name of the post-subcultural theory, provide a critical perspective by offering concepts such as neo-tribes, lifestyle and scene instead of subculture to reveal the changing structure of youth subcultures. Today, subcultures make a significant contribution on aspects of multicultural structure. Nevertheless, they are unable to make sense beyond popular culture. In other words, through media youth subcultures ironically become a part of the system, which they were opposed to. The course on ‘Subculture Studies’ will examine the transformation of subcultures in this context.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students should learn how youth cultures has changed. Self Study, Project Based Learning, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Project / Design,
2 Student should learn how youth cultures can influence the society. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Project Based Learning, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Project / Design,
3 Students should understand the importance of the relation between youth cultures, media and design. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Project Based Learning, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The Sociological Roots of Youth Culture
2 Chicago School, Birmingham School
3 Post Subcultural Theory
4 The Equation of Youth Culture and Counterculture
5 Popular Culture and Media: Theoretic Approaches
6 Popular Culture and Media: Theoretic Approaches
7 50’s and 60’s: ‘Beat ve Hip Generation’
8 70’s: ‘Meaning of Style’
9 80’s and Beyond: ‘Consumption and Pleasure Oriented, Media Centered Youth Cultures (Neo-Tribes)’
10 80’s and Beyond: ‘Consumption and Pleasure Oriented, Media Centered Youth Cultures (Neo-Tribes)’
11 Hegemonic Superstructure and Youth Cultures
12 Current Examples of Youth Culture
13 Current Examples of Youth Culture
14 Current Examples of Youth Culture
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Thornton, S., Club Cultures: Music, Media and Subcultural Capital, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995.

Dellaloğlu, B., Frankfurt Okulu’nda Sanat ve Toplum, Ankara: Bağlam Yayınları, 2000.

McGregor, C., Pop Kültür Oluyor, (çev. Gürol Özferendeci), İstanbul: Çivi Yazıları, 2000.

Oskay, Ü., XIX. Yüzyıldan Günümüze Kitle İletişiminin Kültürel İşlevleri, İstanbul: Der Yayınları, 2000.

Storey, J., Popüler Kültür Çalışmaları: Kuramlar ve Metodlar, (çev. Koray Karaşahin) İstanbul: Babil Yayınları, 2000.

Ritzer, G., Toplumun McDoladlaştırılması: Çağdaş Toplum Yaşamının Değişen Karakteri Üzerine Bir İnceleme, İstanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları, 2001.

Muggleton, D., Inside Subculture:The Postmodern Meaning of Style, New York: Oxford International Publishers Ltd., 2002.

Bennett, A., Harris,K. K.,After Subculture: Critical Studies in Contemporary Youth Culture, Houndmills: Macmillan, 2004.

Hebdige, D., Altkültür: Tarzın Anlamı, İstanbul: Babil Yayınları, 2004.

Strinati, D., An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture, London: Routledge, 2004.

Jenks, C., Subculture: Fragmentation of Social, London: Sage Publication, 2005.

Laughey, D., Music and Youth Culture, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.

Wicke, P., Mozart’tan Madonna’ya: Popüler Müziğin Bir Kültür Tarihi, İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2006.

Gelder, K., Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice, New York: Routledge, 2007.

Storey, J., Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, London: Longman, 2009.

Konyar, H., Türkiye’de Medya Endüstrisi ile Kurulan ‘Kültürel Farklılıklar’, Ankara: Ütopya Yayınevi, 2011.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To gain ability to make data collection, consulting literature and analyzing which form scientific knowledge in the discipline of Cultural Studies.
2 To have ability to study interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary and to adopt theory, method and practices used in the other areas to discipline of Cultural Studies.
3 To gain ability to make data collection, consulting literature and analyzing which form scientific knowledge in the relevant discipline.
4 To gain adequacy to make critical evaluation and synthesis;
5 To have behavior and ethical sensitivity in conformity with academic life.
6 To be open minded for renewal and new ideas and to obtain ability to suggest new ideas.
7 To be experienced to contribute to Cultural Studies in the institutional and methodological context by scientific studies.
8 To share his/her academic studies with academia via national and international conferences.
9 To make a scientific research in the area of Cultural Studies based on an asserted thesis with gaining the habit of acquisition of research and project.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 30
1. Final 70
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 5 70
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Assignment 3 5 15
Project / Design 1 15 15
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Workload 148
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.92
dersAKTSKredisi 6