Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2320252
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Sociology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr BARI MCEN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The principal aim of this course is to study the development of the discipline of sociology in late 1800s and early 1900s. The works of the founding fathers of the discipline, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, and Pareto will be examined in order to display the different paths of development in the discipline. Positivism, historicism and realism will be discussed in order to understand major metatheoretical standpoints in the social sciences.