sap course 1429461877

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 216

Course Title:

Political Sociology

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Conceptual and theoretical guidelines for the sociological study of politics. Methodological tools. Politics, power, and state. Political systems and systems approach. Legitimacy and authority. Civil society and democracy. Historical sociology and the Marxist tradition.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Sophomore
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Kate Nash, Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics and Power (Wiley Blackwell, 2010).
Course Objective: 

This course is designed to provide the students conceptual and theoretical guidelines for the sociological study of politics. The course aims to explore major debates and questions regarding power, politics, state and society and give the students certain methodological tools for analyzing politics from a sociological perspective.

Extended Description: 

Conceptual and theoretical guidelines for the sociological study of politics. Frontiers of political sociology: to what extend political? To what extend sociological? Methodological tools and debates. The tripodal relationship between politics, power and state. Political systems and systems approach. Legitimacy and authority. Approaches to civil society and democracy. Global capitalism, state and civil society. Historical sociology and the marxist tradition. Challenging effects of globalization on political sociology. Debates on postmodernity.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Identify the field of political sociology. 
2. Understand the key concepts, theories and debates in political sociology.
3. Understand and asses social science research.
4. Apply theoretical knowledge and sociological perspectives to the analysis of contemporary local, national and global developments
5. Assess the impact of globalization on political sociology. 
6. Communicate effectively in writing and speech.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Oral Presentation
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

sap_editor