Department of Sociology

SOC321 POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Course Code: 2320321
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 KATHARINA BODIRSKY
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The principal aim is to familiarize students with the classical and contemporary theories, texts, and scholars.

Course Content

Basic principles of social differentiation and hierarchy. Forms of political power in simple societies: gerontocracy, big-man systems, chiefdoms. The role of war. The emergence of state societies and the political systems of pre-modern empires. Changes induced by the ascent of the principle of popular sovereignty and nationalism. Political ecology: center and periphery. Anthropological aspects of political values and behavior in contemporary societies.

Learning Outcomes

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