Political Science

Health Politics(SP415)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
SP415 Health Politics 5 3 0 0 3 5
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) AYŞECAN KARTAL aysecankartal@gmail.com (Email)
Objective The aim of the course is to study on popular culture through music, which is not only an essential cultural expression but also a primary subject in the context of the debates on culture.
Content The course takes popular culture, which we define as the culture composed of masses of people in a society and represents their forms of expression, as object of study. For these groups, the culture means an occasion of incorporating and affirming their experiences. In addition, its significance is provided from being a form of challenge and appropriation of dominant culture. It is simultaneously composed of its dependence and reaction to the dominant culture of past and future.
The course will begin with the theories about popular culture and music. After this introduction, the course will be continued by analyzing the various musical traditions in 20th century throughout the world. Secondly, the course will examine also the various currents of popular culture in Turkey.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who have followed and successfully completed the course are able to:

1) Explain the basic concepts of sociology of culture
2) Understand the popular culture as a study object and compare the different approaches by the study of this fact.
3) Understand the relationship that maintain the various music currents with social system and also with their local, national, and international environment
4) Analyze the official discourse (s) on popular culture
5) Compare the various examples of popular culture of the contemporary world.
6) Analyze the impact of globalization and new technologies on the structure of culture.
Teaching and Learning Methods The course will be mostly based on magisterial presentations and discussions about weekly readings. These two elements require regular attendance of students and also reading of the texts. The information about the texts to be read will be given every week in class.
The students will be asked to provide their contributions to the course every week by preparing and realizing a presentation of a research about compulsory readings.
References FLEURY Laurent, Sociologie de la culture et des pratiques culturelles, Armand Colin, 2006.
PETROPOULOS Ellias, Songs of the Greek Underworld: The Rebetika Tradition, Saqi Books, 2000.
JONES LeRoi, Le peuple du blues, Editions Gallimard, 2005.
NATTIEZ Jean-Jacques, MUSIQUES Une encyclopédie pour le XXIe siècle volume 1, ACTES SUD, 2003.
NATTIEZ Jean-Jacques, MUSIQUES Une encyclopédie pour le XXIe siècle volume 3, ACTES SUD, 2005.
AZOULAY Eliane, Musique du monde, Bayard Editions, 1997.
HEBDIGE Dick, Sous-Culture le sens du style, Eds. La Découverte, 2008.
ÖZBEK Meral, Popüler Kültür ve Orhan Gencebay Arabeski, İletişim Yay.,73 éditions, 2006.
GREEN Anne-Marie (sous la dir.), Musique et Sociologie, Eds. L’Harmattan, 2000.
ADORNO Theodor W., Introduction à la sociologie de la musique, Eds. Contrechamps, 1994.
TENAILLE Frank, Le Swing du Caméléon – Musiques et chansons africains 1950-2000, Eds. Actes Sud, 2000.
MERİÇ Murat, Pop Dedik, İletişim yay., 2006.
KAHYAOĞLU Orhan, Grup Yorum, Dharma Yay., 2003.
HOLST Gail, Road to Rembetika, Eds. Denise Harvey, 1975.
CASTELO-BRANCO Salwa El-Shawan, Voix du Portugal, ACTES SUD, 1997.
PELLERIN Agnès, Le Fado, Eds. Chandeigne, 2003.
WILLIAMS Patrick, Les Tsiganes de Hongrie et leur musique, ACTES SUD, 1996.
GREVE Martin, Almanya’da ‘Hayali Türkiye’nin Müziği, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi yay., 2006.
LAGRANGE Frédéric, Musique d’Egypte, Cité de la Musique/ACTES SUD, 1996.
BECKER Howard, Paroles et Musique, Eds. L’Harmattan, 2003.
TENAILLE Frank, Le Rai de la bâtardise à la reconnaissance internationale, ACTES SUD, 2002.
DİLMENER Naim, Bak Bir Varmış Bir Yokmuş Hafif Türk Pop Tarihi, İletişim yay., 3e édition, 20062005.
DISTER Alain, Cultures Rock, Edition Milan, 1996.
COHEN Eleni, Rebetiko, Eds. Christian Pirot, 2008
LE BART Christian, Les Fans des Beatles, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2000.
Kardeş Türküler: 15 yılın öyküsü, bgst yay., 2008.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction: Course presentation and its organization
2 Definition and functions of the culture
3 Frankfort School and their culture theory. Sociology of Blues
4 Cultural Studies and their theory on subculture
5 Fado as cultural phenomena
6 Rebetiko from subculture to the culture of mass
7 The modernization and cultural change in Arab world through music
8 Mid-term examination
9 World Music: Impact of globalization and the search of authenticity on the cultural life
10 The cultural politics in Turkey and their impact over the Turkish music
11 The Arabesk phenomenon: the reaction to the dominant culture through the music
12 Music and political resistance: Protest music in Turkey
13 The return of identities: ethnic music in contemporary Turkey
14 Music, space, society in contemporary Turkey
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 0 50
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 0 50
Toplam 0 100
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 0 0
Toplam 1 50
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Understanding the major theories, concepts, foundations, and methodologies used in the study of politics. X
2 Identifying the structure and operation of the political system in Turkey and other political systems in the world.
3 Identifying and gathering information from credible primary and secondary sources; analyzing and synthesizing the acquired knowledge. X
4 Generating and testing empirically hypotheses about political processes, institutions, mechanisms and relationships. X
5 Designing, conducting and interpreting the results of original research in accordance with the scientific and ethical principles by using basic research methods. X
6 Showing awareness and sensivity towards issues related to democracy, human rights and social peace. X
7 Appraising the sources of societal conflict and how they can be resolved by political means. X
8 Examining critically the nature of change in the global political community, and the complex character of processes such as globalization. X
9 Taking a role in a teamwork in political science and general fields of other related disciplines. X
10 Following publications in foreign languages and communicating with the colleagues in the international environment by using French which is the language of education in Galatasaray University and English, the compulsory foreign language. X
11 Using required level of information and communication technologies. 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 12 12
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 16 16
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 106
Total Workload / 25 4,24
Credits ECTS 4
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