Department of Sociology


Course Code: 2320206
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr AYKAN ERDEMİR
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objective is to provide students with an historical overview of the development of the discipline as well as the basics of the kinship theory and terminology.

Course Content

A cross-cultural comparison of kinship systems. Basic forms of descent and their relationship to residence, marriage, family forms and kinship terminologies. The relationship of kinship and family structure to ecological conditions, technology and economic and political structures.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will - be able to understand and analyze advanced scholarly work on kinship.