Political Science

Urban Identities and Movements in Turkey(SP473)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
SP473 Urban Identities and Movements in Turkey 5 3 0 0 3 5
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Hakan YÜCEL hakanyucel1970@gmail.com (Email)
Assistant
Objective The aim of the course is to familiarize students with identities and urban movements of Turkey through contemporary examples.
Content The course begins by sociological theories about identities and contemporary urban movements with numerous concrete examples. We will emphasize particularly on the transformations of cities in Turkey during the last decades, related to parallel logics of integration and urban conflicts.
We will also try to understand the urban tensions and the territorial segregation as social facts, but also as the media and popular representations.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who have followed and successfully completed the course are able to:

1) Explain the basic concepts of Urban Sociology
2) Understand the impact of Urbanization over social transformation in contemporary Turkey.
3) Analyze the urban problems
4) Establish the relationship between social change and urban transformation.
Teaching and Learning Methods The course will be mostly based on magisterial presentations and discussions about the weekly readings. These two elements require a regular attendance of students and also a reading of 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.
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BOZKULAK Serpil, « Gecekondudan Varoşa : Gülsuyu Mahallesi » in İstanbul’da Kentsel Ayrışma, sous la dir. de Hatice Kurtuluş, Bağlam Yay., Ankara, 2005, pp. 239-267.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introductory course
2 Space and identities
3 Gecekondu as territory
4 Urban movements, movements of Gecekondu
5 Territory and identities I
6 Territory and identities II
7 Varoş: Territorial social stigma
8 Gender, generation and territory
9 Urban Segregation
10 Urban poverty
11 Urban tensions, forced exodus
12 Presentation of students I
13 Presentation of students II
14 Presentation of students III
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 0 60
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 0 40
Toplam 0 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 1 50
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 2 100
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. X
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.
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 10 2 20
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 1 18 18
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 16 16
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 18 18
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 114
Total Workload / 25 4,56
Credits ECTS 5
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