Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
The Social Structure of Turkey KAM104 2 3 + 0 3

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assist.Prof. ŞENAY GÜNEYMEN
Instructors Assist.Prof. ŞENAY GÜNEYMEN , Assoc.Prof. ÖZCAN SEZER
Goals The aim of the course is to analyze components of social structure, the interrelations between them, social process and social change with regard to Turkey Case and to evaluate them periodically.
Contents The course content consists of the theoretical background of social structure, the basic characteristics of Turkish social structure change, the modernization process from the Ottoman period to the Republican period, the characteristics of politics and beuracracy, the civil society and its problems, economy, culture, politics and social structure, the impacts of them to social structure, industrialization process, urbanization dynamics and its impacts on social structure, globalization and social problems of Turkey.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students can evaluate Turkish social structure both with reference to the characteristics particular to Turket at the national level and to other countries at the global level.
2 Students can analyze the process of current social structure change depending on their knowledge on the indicators of social structure change in Turkey.
3 Students can evaluate the social structural change process in relation with areas such as politics,economy, urbanization, development, sociology based on an interdisciplinary understanding.
4 Students can criticize the history of Turkey from the perspective of course context.
5 Students can make further research based on their information on the basic and additional academic resources.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture, research, assignment and presentation
Assessment Methods Mid-term and final exams.



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Basic theoretical concepts on social structure, Introduction to the the basics of Turkish social structural change, the summary on Ottoman Period The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
2 Turkish Independence War and the construction of the new state. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
3 Atatürk Revolutions,political,legal and cultural revolutions and the construction of the new society The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
4 Kemalist Ideology and evaluation of Kemalism and diverse social processes The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
5 The dynamics in social change in Turkey: introduction to structural components, Politics in Turkey The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
6 The development process of politics from the early Republican Period to the up to date agenda of politics in Turkey The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
7 Economy as a component of strucutral social change in Turkey, the period before 1960 The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
8 Economy Politics after 1960, Planned Period, Evaluation of development plans in terms of structural changes. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
9 The evaluation of current structure of economy, introduction to external components affecting Turkish Social Structure. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
10 Globalization, social and economic impacts, general evaluation on Turkey The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
11 Introduction to the indicators of social structural change in Turkey: population and family The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
12 Urbanization as an indicator of social structural change in Turkey and structures particular to Turkey(gecekondu phenomenon). The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
13 Culture and education as indicators of social change in Turkey The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
14 General Evaluation on change in Turkey's social structure The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.



Sources
Textbook Kongar, Emre (2012) 21. yüzyılda Türkiye: 2000'li yıllarda Türkiye'nin toplumsal yapısı, İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi.
Additional Resources Gökçe, Birsen (2007). Türkiye'nin toplumsal yapısı ve toplumsal kurumlar. Ankara: Savaş Yayınevi, Zencirkıran, Memet (2006). Dünden bugüne Türkiye'nin toplumsal yapısı. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 50
Assignments 1 30
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 20
In-Term Total 3 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 50
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 50
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has advanced knowledge about their area. x
2 Has the ability of transferring the knowledge about their area to their workers and peers x
3 Has the ability of interpreting and analyzing data, identifying and coming up with solutions and suggestions to the problems by using the knowledge about their area in their decisions, applications and attitudes. x
4 Does research and creates studies in their area. x
5 Takes on responsibility according to the project goals, as being project coordinator or project participant.
6 Identifies goals and targets for the organization/institution.
7 Evaluates the knowledge and skills learned in a judgmental manner. x
8 Indicates that he has comprehended that the need for learning process is continuous. x
9 Declares the thoughts and suggestions aroused from their knowledge and skills related to their area, in oral and written form.
10 Communicates effectively with their peers. x
11 Uses information and communication technologies with at least European Computer Advanced Operating License level according to requirements of their area.
12 Follows the progress of their area and communicates with their peers by using at least one foreign language, at a stage of Europe Language Portfolio B1 level.
13 Behaves respectfully to organization/institution, work and social ethic criteria. x
14 Analyses the organization/institution’s relations with stakeholders and manages it efficiently.
15 Has the ability of encouraging innovation.
16 Thinks judgmentally about the organization/institution
17 Has the adequate consciousness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality and cultural values, protecting the environment, work health and safety. x



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 1 14
Assignments 1 10 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 5 5
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load (h) 101
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.37
ECTS Credit of the Course 3