Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Urban Sociology KAM320 6 3 + 0 4

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. ŞENAY GÜNEYMEN
Instructors Assist.Prof. ŞENAY GÜNEYMEN
Goals The aim of the course is to conceptualize the concent of urban sociology and its relation to other areas and to utilize this accumulation of knowledge on current problems.
Contents The course starts with basic approaches in urban sociology and important theoretical discussions on society and the city. Basically, the reciprocity and relational structure of urban space and social organization in the city is considered and the 20th nd 21st modern city, modern and postmodern metropolitan areas are evaluated. The concepts and discussions are briefly evaluated from the perspective of Turkish cases in the course which involves topics such as social differentiation, social classes, economic restructuring, social and economic change, social polarization.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students can relate globalization to urban change process and discriminate the foundations for these relations.
2 Students can evaluate the relaitonship between society and city horizontally in time.
3 Students can interpret spatial phenomena behind social problems.
4 Students can define changing urban dynamics.
5 Students can evaluate social processes integrated with changing urban dynamics.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face to face, research, discussions
Assessment Methods Mid-term exam, assignment, presentation, final exam



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Basic concepts in urban sociology, theoretical basis referring to the conceptual area of urban sociology, problematics of contemporary urban sociology Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
2 Cities in historical process, the origins of cities and their developments. Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
3 Social theory and urbanization Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
4 Chicago School and urban sociology Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
5 Contemporary urban theories Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
6 Discussion on readings on contemporary urban teories Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
7 Migration concept and its theories Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
8 Local governments Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
9 Theory of global cities and its research Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
10 Turkey's urbanization experience Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
11 Turkey's urbanization experience (continued) Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
12 Urban regeneration Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
13 Urban regeneration (continued) Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.
14 Urban poverty Students should make requisite reading from their course materials previously.



Sources
Textbook Bal, Hüseyin (2008), Kent Sosyolojisi, Fakülte Kitabevi, Isparta.
Additional Resources Uğurlu, O., Pınarcıoğlu, N. Ş., Kanbak, A. ve M. Şiriner (2010), Türkiye Perspektifinden Kent Sosyolojisi Calışmaları, Örgün Yayınevi, İstanbul.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 40
Assignments 1 30
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 30
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.
11 Uses information and communication technologies with at least European Computer Advanced Operating License level according to requirements of their area. x
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 2 28
Assignments 1 10 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10 10
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load (h) 120
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4
ECTS Credit of the Course 4