Department of Sociology


Course Code: 2320100
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYŞEGÜL AYDINGÜN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the basic concepts and approaches within sociology.

Course Content

An introduction to basic principles, concepts and theories of sociology; analysis of social structure and cultural patterns, methodology of research in social sciences. The course seeks to make sociology come alive as a vital and exciting field, to relate principles to real – world circumstances, and to attune students to the dynamic processes of our rapidly changing contemporary society (only open to the students of Faculty of Engineering).

Learning Outcomes

The course attempts to assist students in developing a sociological perspective and to enrich their perception of social reality. It is hoped that this course will allow students to better understand their own societies and other societies and cultures.