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ULS1004 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY 3+0+0 ECTS:6
Year / Semester First Year / Spring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusCompulsory
DepartmentINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. Vahit GÜNTAY
Co-Lecturer
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
Main approaches and aspects of Political Sciology will be taken into consideration in this course. Also, the researches about Political Sociology will be examined.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

Learn the emergence of political sociology as a sub discipline and its differences from political science.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 2 :

Grasp the fundamental approaches and notions of political sociology.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 3 :

Analyse the cases of political sociology demonstrating mutual relationship between society and politics.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 4 :

Have skills to make research on the issues related to political sociology.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA : Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 

Contents of the Course

Introduction to the course. Political Sociology and its definition. Politics, power and state. Authority, legitimacy and political system. Authority and the types of legitimacy. The dependency of politics and its relatively autonomy. Rediscovery of politics. Elit Theory and The Determination of politics . The relationships between politics and power. Sociological analysis of politics. Historical sociology and Marxist Tradition. . Historical sociology and state. A controversy on objectivity in sociology. Political sociology and philosophy. Relativism in political sociology. Modernity and postmodernism I-II.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Introduction to the course

 Week 2

Political Sociology and its definition. Politics, power and state

 Week 3

Authority, legitimacy and political system. Authority and the types of legitimacy

 Week 4

The dependency of politics and its relatively autonomy. Rediscovery of politics

 Week 5

Elit Theory and The Determination of politics. The relationships between politics and power.

 Week 6

Sociological analysis of politics

 Week 7

Historical sociology and Marxist Tradition

 Week 8

Historical sociology and state

 Week 9

Midterm Exam

 Week 10

A controversy on objectivity in sociology

 Week 11

Political sociology and philosophy

 Week 12

Relativism in political sociology

 Week 13

Modernity and postmodernism I

 Week 14

Modernity and postmodernism II

 Week 15

General review

 Week 16

Final Exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Nur Vergin (2012), Siyasetin Sosyolojisi, Doğan Kitap, İstanbul.

 

Recommended Reading

1Anthony Giddens (2000), Siyaset, Sosyoloji ve Toplumsal Teori, Metis, İstanbul.

2Maurice Duverger (1996), Siyaset Sosyolojisi, Varlık Yayınları, İstanbul.

3Mustafa Aydın (2002), Siyasetin Sosyolojisi, Açılım, İstanbul.

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

03/04/2017

45

50

End-of-term exam

16

27/05/2017

45

50

 

Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work

Duration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term

Lectures (face to face teaching)

3

14

42

Own (personal) studies outside class

3

14

42

Own study for first mid-term exam

3

2

6

Mid-term exam

1

1

1

Own study for final exam

4

2

8

End-of-term exam

1

1

1

Other 1

2

2

4

Other 2

4

4

16

Total work load

120