Department of Sociology

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY(SOC231)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
SOC231 SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 3 0 0 3 6
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Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Olivier GAJAC ogajac@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective The objective of this course is very specifically to assimilate the history of social anthropology. In that purpose, joined with a theoretical lesson, the student should discuss the main theories of the anthropological discipline through the reading of articles (evolutionism, diffusionism, structuralism, functionalism, dynamic anthropology). Then, the student will apply the theoretical and methodological approaches to various domains of interest for anthropology (family, economics, politics and religion).
Content This course constitutes a general introduction to anthropology. We will first define the object and methodology of anthropology. Then, we will present the different current of thoughts of classical anthropology. Thirdly, we will see the grand domains treated by the work of anthropologists. At last, we will analyze some of the contemporary anthropology productions.
Course Learning Outcomes - Know how to give a definition of Culture
- Understand the evolution of ideas in social anthropology through the knowledge of different current of thoughts
- Use the theoretical and methodological instruments to practical cases within the domains treated by anthropology
Teaching and Learning Methods Lectures, readings, debates.
References Online sharing.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction : Presentation of the objet and methotology
2 Some elements of definition : Culture, ethny, acculturation
3 Participative observation, field
4 The main currents of thoughts : evolutionism and diffusionism
5 Functionalism and culturalism
6 Structuralism and dynamic anthropology
7 The grand domains of anthropology : anthropology of kinship
8 Economic anthropology
9 Political anthropology
10 Religious anthropology
11 Rituals
12 Some looks at contemporary anthropology
13 Transversal reflections
14 Preparation to exam
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 40
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 60
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 40
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 40
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The student will be able to recognize and assess the essential theoretical perspectives both in sociology and its related domains. X
2 The student will be able to make use of the major theoretical analyses and sociological concepts in his/her own research topics. X
3 The student will be able to articulate sociological perspective and reasoning with social and historical facts, and to interpret social and historical issues with a sociological eye. X
4 The student will be able to assess the current state of research and knowledge on the classical and contemporary domains of sociological inquiry as well as its relevant fields. X
5 The student will be able to design and conduct a sociological research with appropriate theoretical construction and empirical methods. X
6 The student will be able to produce a written research report that relates research questions to empirical findings. X
7 The student will be able to appropriately use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. X
8 The student will be able to make appropriate use of statistical software programs for data processing and analysis.
9 The student will be able to make appropriate use of statistical software programs for data processing and analysis.
10 Graduates will be able to follow the scientific production both in English and French as well as Turkish. X
11 Graduates will be able to develop a comparative and interdisciplinary approach which will integrate sociology within a broader social science perspective. X
12 Graduates will be able to interpret the history and modernization of Turkey through its sociological consequences. X
13 The student will be able to intervene to social and political processes in order to propose possible solutions to the problems caused by social inequalities and discriminations. X
14 The student will be able to develop a reflexive point of view on his/her position as a a sociologist as well as a researcher. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 3 42
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
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 112
Total Workload / 25 4,48
Credits ECTS 4
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