Department of Sociology

SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL MVTS.(SOC467)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
SOC467 SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL MVTS. 7 3 0 0 3 6
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Olivier GAJAC ogajac@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective The student must master the main theories explaining the sociological nature of social movements (economic and identity paradigms). The student should familiarize himself with various types of contemporary movements (Altermondialism, Ecology, Feminism).
Content This course aims at giving students a definition of social movement and at introducing them to the main sociological methodologies specific to their analysis. By following the histories of various social mobilizations, we will understand the different significations given at organizational commitment and seize the type of identity construction that corresponds to militancy.
In the mean time, we will interest ourselves in the resources and strategies at the disposal of social movements to support their actions. At last, we will try to determine the nature and the dynamics of social conflict in so far as this allows the emergence of new thematics within public policies and new social forms of association.
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of the semester, the student must be able to use the analytical and conceptual instruments given by sociology to apprehend the different types of social movements in contemporary society (claims and discourses, repertoires, organizational forms). The student will be capable of replacing and situate the social movements in the social history of collective mobilizations.
Teaching and Learning Methods Lectures, readings, debates, videos.
References Online sharing.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Why and How Studying Social movements ?
2 The nature of social movement : economic paradigm
3 The nature of social movement : identity paradigm
4 What is a militant ? Sociological approaches to militancy
5 Sociology of historical mobilizations : ecology and feminism
6 Altermondialism I : the transnationalization of social movements
7 Altermondialism II : Sociography of a world-wide commitment
8 Think relationaly social movements ? Social Emotions
9 The violence
10 Social Mobilizations and political systems
11 The symbolic construction of social movements.
12 Social movements and social order : the good management of anomic
13 The arab spring : facebook revolution ?
14 Forms and types of contemporary movements in France and World-wide
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. X
9 The student will be able to make appropriate use of statistical software programs for data processing and analysis. X
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 20 20
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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