Course Information
SemesterCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleT+P+LCreditNumber of ECTS Credits
5SOC 301Classical Sociological Theory3+0+035

Course Details
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Unit Bachelor's Degree
Department / Program BA Program in Sociology
Mode of Delivery Face to Face
Type of Course Unit Compulsory
Objectives of the Course The aim of this course is to provide a academical foundation on classical sociology theoricians and history of sociological thought.
Course Content This course handles the main concepts and theories of Ibn Khaldun, J.J. Rousseau, Saint Simon, Aguste Comte, Henriette Martineau, Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx, Herbert Spencer, Vilfredo Pareto, Thorstein B. Veblen, Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, Max Weber, W.E.B. DuBois and P.A. Sorokin.
Course Methods and Techniques Interactive education which is leaning on debate/discussion. Homeworks are uploaded to Turnitin.
Prerequisites and co-requisities None
Course Coordinator None
Name of Lecturers Prof.Dr. Alev Erkilet
Assistants Other Salih Doğan
Work Placement(s) No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources DuBois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. This book is available from the link below: www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/408 Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels (1848) The Communist Manifesto. This book is available from the link below: www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist¬¬_manifesto/ch01.htm#007.¬ Rousseau, J.J. (2008) Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Mankind, Trans. by G.D. H. Cole. New York Barnes and Noble. Tocqueville, Alexis de. (1983) The Ancien Régime and The Revolution, trans. By Gerald Bevan, Penguin Classics. Veblen, T.B. The Theory of Leisure Class. This book is available from the link below: http://moglen.law.columbia.edu/LCS/theoryleisureclass.pdf
Alatas, Farid S. (2011) “Ibn Khaldun” The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists: Classical Social Theorists, Vol: 1. Ed. by George Ritzer & Jeffry Stepinski. West Sussex: Wiley and Sons, ss. 12-29.
Aron, Raymond (1991) Main Currents in Sociological Thought Vol 1-2. Penguin Books.

Coser, Lewis (1971) Masters of Sociological Thought: Ideas in Historical and Social Context. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich Pub.
Hill, Michael R. (1991) “Harriet Martineau (1802-1876). Women in Sociology: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, edited by Mary Jo Deegan. New York: Greenwood Press, ss. 289-297. Makaleye aşağıdaki bağlantıdan ulaşılabilir: https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/188137513.pdf
Russell R. Dynes. (2000) “The Dialogue Between Voltaire and Rousseau On the Lisbon Earthquake: The Emergence of a Social Science View” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, March 2000, Vol: 18, No:1, ss. 97-115. Makaleye aşağıdaki bağlantıdan ulaşılabilir: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26990292_The_Dialogue_Between_Voltaire_And_Rousseau_On_The_Lisbon_Earthquake_The_Emergence_Of_A_Social_Science_View
Simmel, Georg (2011) “The Metropolis and Mental Life,” The Urban Sociology Reader, ed. By. Jan Lin and Christopher Mele. London: Routledge, ss. 23-32.
Simmel, Georg (1957) “Fashion”, The American Journal of Sociology, Vol: 62, No: 6 (May, 1957), ss. 541- 558. Bu makaleye aşağıdaki bağlantı üzerinden ulaşılabilir: https://sites.middlebury.edu/individualandthesociety/files/2010/09/Simmel.fashion.pdf
Vincent Jeffries (2005). “Pitirim A. Sorokin’s Integralism and Public Sociology”, The American Sociologist, Vol: 36, pp. 66–87.
İlave Okuma Önerileri:
DuBois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. Bu kitaba aşağıdaki bağlantı üzerinden ulaşılabilir: www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/408
Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels (1848) The Communist Manifesto. Bu kitaba aşağıdaki bağlantı üzerinden ulaşılabilir: www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist¬¬_manifesto/ch01.htm#007.¬
Rousseau, J.J. (2008) Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Mankind, Trans. by G.D. H. Cole. New York Barnes and Noble.
Tocqueville, Alexis de. (1983) The Ancien Régime and The Revolution, trans. By Gerald Bevan, Penguin Classics.
Veblen, T.B. The Theory of Leisure Class. Bu kitaba aşağıdaki bağlantı üzerinden ulaşılabilir: http://moglen.law.columbia.edu/LCS/theoryleisureclass.pdf

Course Category
Mathematics and Basic Sciences %0
Engineering %0
Engineering Design %0
Social Sciences %1
Education %0
Science %0
Health %0
Field %0

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"

Assessment Methods and Criteria
In-Term Studies Quantity Percentage
Mid-terms 1 % 30
Assignment 1 % 15
Attendance 1 % 10
Final examination 1 % 45
Total
4
% 100

 
ECTS Allocated Based on Student Workload
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Course Duration 14 3 42
Assignments 1 25 25
Mid-terms 1 25 25
Final examination 1 45 45
Total Work Load   Number of ECTS Credits 5 137

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
NoLearning Outcomes
1 The student is able to recognize the main theoretical approaches in the field of classical sociology.
2 The student is able to make comparisons between the understandings and explanations of different social thinkers.
3 The student is able to recognize the differences between and complementary nature of materialistic or idealistic; cyclical or evolutionary perspectives and evaluate the holistic nature of the social reality.
4 The student can adapt or use the concepts he/she learned in the class to analyze several social phenomena in his/her daily life.
5 The student is eager to create new concepts and understandings about social reality.
6 The student is able to write a critical article about and analyze the sociologist’s theories.


Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTopicsStudy MaterialsMaterials
1 Sosyolojiden Önce Ne Vardı? İbn Haldun'u Öncellerinden Ayıran Nedir? Reading the documents Farid S. Alatas (2011) pp. 12-29.
2 Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) Reading the documents Farid S. Alatas (2011) pp. 12-29.
3 Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Reading documents R.R. Dynes (2000) pp. 97-115; J.J. Rousseau (2008).
4 August Comte (1798 - 1857) and Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) Reading documents Raymond Aron 1991, Comte Chapter; Hill, Michael R. 1991. pp. 289-297.
5 Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) Reading documents R. Aron 1991, Tocqueville chapter; Tocqueville 1983.
6 Karl Marx (1818-1883) Reading documents R. Aron 1991, Marx Chapter; Marx & Engels 1848.
7 Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) Reading the documents Lewis Coser 1971, Spencer Chapter
8 Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) reading the documents Raymond Aron 2018, Pareto Chapter.
9 Thorstein Bunde Veblen (1857-1929) Reading the documents T. B. Veblen The Theory of Leisure Class (Aylak Sınıfın Teorisi).
10 Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) Reading the documents Raymond Aron 2018, Durkheim chapter.
11 Georg Simmel (1858-1918) Reading the documents Lewis Coser 1971 Simmel Chapter and two of his articles 1957 & 2011.
12 Max Weber (1864-1920): Reading the documents Raymond Aron 2018, Weber Chapter
13 W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963) Reading the documents W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk. www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/408.
14 Pitirim A. Sorokin (1889-1968) Reading the documents Vincent Jeffries (2005). pp. 66–87.


Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10 P11 P12 P13
All 5
C1 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 4 4
C2 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 4 4
C3 5 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 5 3 2 4 4
C4 5 3 4 3 5 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 4
C5 5 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 5 4 5 4 4
C6 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 4 5

Contribution: 1: Very Slight 2:Slight 3:Moderate 4:Significant 5:Very Significant


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