Academic Catalog


Course Code: 3150109
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Global And International Affairs (international Joint Program)
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator:
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This is an introductory course exploring issues of culture, social institutions and social relations from a sociological viewpoint. It aims to familiarize non-sociology majors (particularly students specializing in political science, economics and international relations) with the fundamental concepts and terminology of sociological analysis. In this context, topics such as culture, socialization, family, marriage and divorce, gender, ethnicity, stratification and mobility, mass-media, education, religion and urbanization are covered with the aim of comprehending the “world in change” through a comparative and historical perspective. The course also tries to relate the personal to the social and is particularly sensitive to such pressing concerns of contemporary life as gender issues