Department of Business Administration


Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
G124 Sociology 2 3 0 0 3 5
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Ahmet Oğuz DEMİR (Email)
Objective The course aims to familiarize students with sociology and to make them understand that they will able to use that knowledge to interpret the social phenomena, in other words to learn the scientific study of society. The course aims also to perform this scientific study of society with theories of sociology and social sciences under the genesis of modernity. The course emphasizes to make sociology of modernity.
Content The sociology can be defined as a discipline which is interested in relationships that the men establish among themselves either directly or indirectly through institutions, customs, rules and the art…And all human actions can be an object of analysis for sociology.
The first sessions of the course will be devoted to the brief study about the evolution of social sciences and sociology. Then, we will discuss in many sessions, the genesis of sociology as a discipline of social sciences, through the writings of the precursors of the discipline who had created different approaches and theories for analyzing the society. From this perspective, we will insist on theories of the precursors and founders of sociology like August Comte, Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber… Finally, still from the perspective of sociology of modernity, the human condition in the modern city will be analyzed especially through the theories developed by Georg Simmel and Chicago School, by insisting on interactionist approach and the concept of urban ecology.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who have followed and successfully completed the course are able to:
1) Explain the basic concepts of social sciences
2) Define the social facts
3) Understand the relationship that we establish either directly or indirectly through institutions, customs, rules and the art…
4) Analyze the social phenomena
5) Establish the relationship between social change and social groups.
Teaching and Learning Methods The course will be mostly based on magisterial presentations and discussions about the weekly readings. These two elements require regular attendance of students and also reading of texts. The information about texts to be read will be given every week in class.
References BERGER Peter, Invitation à la sociologie, Editions la Découverte, 2006.
BRICHET Max, Introduction à la sociologie, Ellipes Edition, 2007.
CABIN Philippe & DORTIER Jean-François, La Sociologie, Sciences Humaines Editions, 2000
DEMEULENAERE Pierre, Histoire de la théorie sociologique, Hachette Livre, 1997.
DEVINAT Annie, Les grands courants de la pensée sociologique par les textes, t.1, Hachette, 1999
DEVINAT Annie, Les grands courants de la pensée sociologique par les textes, tome II, Hachette,
DORTIER Jean-François, Les Sciences Humaines, Sciences Humaines Editions, 2009
DORTIER Jean-François, Une histoire des sciences humaines, Sciences Humaines Editions, 2005
GIDDENS Anthony, Sociology, 6e edition, Polity Pres, 2009.
LOBRICHON Guy, MESURE Sylvie, SAVIDAN Patrick (sous la dir.), Dictionnaire des sciences humaines, PUF, 2006.
MOLENAT Xavier, La Sociologie, Sciences Humaines Editions, 2009
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Science, Human Sciences, Social Sciences
2 Evolution of History as Social Science
3 Evolution of Anthropology
4 Debate on Social Sciences
5 Sociology of Auguste Comte
6 Sociology of Alexis de Tocqueville
7 Sociology of Karl Marx
8 Mid-term
9 Sociology of Emile Durkheim
10 Sociology of Max Weber
11 Sociology of Georg Simmel
12 Chicago School
13 Chicago School (2)
14 Sociology of Modernity
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 50
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 50
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 50
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 1 50
Toplam 2 100
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The acquisition of high-level knowledge of the functions of production management and marketing, management, accounting and finance; the skill of using this knowledge. X
2 The acquisition of basic conceptual knowledge about scientific fields related to professional life, such as law, economics, sociology, psychology, social psychology and quantitative methods. X
3 The ability to work effectively in a team; the ability to pass on knowledge to other members of the team. X
4 The competence to use his/her knowledge on the field, to analyze and interpret the data obtained, to identify the problems encountered, to provide appropriate solutions and scientifically defend these solution suggestions when necessary. X
5 The competence to determine the aims and objectives of the company or institution in which he/she is employed by taking into account the needs, the competitive dynamics of the market and by calculating the risks incurred; the ability to engage in entrepreneurship and establish and manage a business. X
6 Awareness of constantly updating his/her professional knowledge and skills; the ability to adapt to change and innovation; the competence to evaluate critically the information he/she has acquired. X
7 Basic knowledge of information and communication technologies required for professional life; the ability to use core office programs at an advanced level; expertise in data processing and report writing in the IT environment. X
8 Ability to follow current information in his/her field in both English and French and to communicate in writing and verbally with stakeholders in both languages. X
9 The ability to conduct researches and studies taking into account the market, dynamics of competition, organizational and global factors and scientific methods; contribute to projects, take responsibility in projects, display competence to make innovative and effective decisions. X
10 Ability to develop strategies, find creative solutions to management problems by building relations with other areas of the social sciences and take the responsibility of these decisions. X
11 Consciousness of taking into account ethical values, when making decisions and being involved in business life. X
12 Awareness of the impact of practices related to his/her field on the global and social dimensions (universality of social rights, social justice, cultural values, environmental problems, sustainability, etc.) and their legal consequences. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 12 3 36
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 25 25
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 123
Total Workload / 25 4,92
Credits ECTS 5
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