Course Title Course Code Program Level
Introduction to Sociology (English) HUK 238 Law B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
14x2 - - - - 50 78 2 2,5

Teaching Staff Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhittin Şahin
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites -
Recommended Optional Programme Component -
Course Objectives The main goal of this course is to describe sociology as a social science; but the most important goal is to provide students with the ability of analyzing what's happening around themselves in an multi-dimensional perspective; by doing so it is expected that they will be aware of human rights.
Course Content In the course called “Introduction to Sociology” sociology in history, individual's status and roles in the course of interaction with others, and anything related to society are discussed.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and were successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings: 1. will be able to develop his/her analytic thinking skills. 2. will be aware of the positions and roles of the individual in the course of interaction with others in society. 3. know that all cultures effect each other and try to protect the human rights.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the course What is sociology?
2. Week The sociological imagination and a short introduction to sociological theory.
3. Week The foundations of society from macro to micro: Societies and theories in classical sociology
4. Week The foundations of society from macro to micro: Culture and Globalization
5. Week The foundations of society from macro to micro: Groups, Organizations and the Network Society
6. Week The foundations of society from macro to micro: Micro sociology and the construction of everyday life
7. Week Midterm Examination
8. Week Social divisions and social stratification Global inequalities and poverty
9. Week Class, poverty and welfare Racism, ethnicities and migration
10. Week The gender order and sexualities
11. Week Disabilities, care and the humanitarian society
12. Week The sociology of control, crime and deviance I
13. Week The sociology of control, crime and deviance II
14. Week Questions and answers
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%) -
Homeworks/Term papers (%) -
Practice (%) -
Labs (%) -
Projects/Field Work (%) -
Seminars/Workshops (%) -
Final (%) 60
Other (%) -
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Macionis, John J.; Plummer, Ken. (2008). Sociology: A Global Introduction. Pearson: Prentice Hall.
Work Placement(s)
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