sap course 1429474026

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 355

Course Title:

Social Theory

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

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

Catalog Description:

Introduction to classical social theory through an analysis of the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Charles H. Powers, Making Sense of Social Theory (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010). 2. Anthony Elliott, Contemporary Social Theory: An introduction, (Routledge, 2005).
Course Objective: 

The main objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the key concepts, approaches and debates in classical social theory through an analysis of the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim. The course seeks to explore the relevance of these works for understanding the contemporary society and socio-political conflicts.

Extended Description: 

Introduction to classical social theory through an analysis of the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim. Key concepts, approaches and debates in classical social theory. Contributions of Marx, Weber, Durkheim to contemporary social theory. Relevance of their works for understanding the contemporary society and social conflicts. Significance of sociological imagination and criticism for social and political practices.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Demonstrate knowledge on the key concepts and approaches introduced/employed by Marx, Weber and Durkheim.
2. Identify their contributions to contemporary social theory.
3. Asses the relevance of their work for understanding contemporary society.
4. Understand the significance of sociological imagination and criticism for social and political practices.
5. Develop skills for sociological imagination and criticism.
6. Communicate effectively in writing and speech.
7. Formulate well-structured and coherent arguments.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
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:

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