Department of Sociology

SOC382 SOCIOLOGY OF THE TURKISH TRANSFORMATIO

Course Code: 2320382
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYŞE CEYLAN TOKLUOĞLU
Offered Semester: Once in several years.

Course Objective

The structural transformation of the late Ottoman society within the context of the new global economic and political order, the Western challenge and response of the Ottoman state, new social forces within late Ottoman society, and 'Jeune Turc' ideology and its roots. Following this framework, the process of nation-state building in Turkey is discussed with reference to various forms of resistance movements and formal political opposition experienced between the years of 1919 and early 1940s. The ideological and cultural aspect of the process of nation-state formation and the ideology of nationalism and nation building is emphasized.

Course Content

The Structural transformation of late Ottoman society within the context of the new global economic and political order; the Western challenge and the response of the Ottoman state; new social forces within late Ottoman society; and ‘Jeune Turc’ ideology and its roots. Following this framework, the process of nation-state building in Turkey is discussed with reference to various forms of resistance movements and formal political opposition experienced between the years of 1919 and the early 1940s. The ideology of nationalism and nation building is emphasized.



Learning Outcomes

The outcome of the course will be to provide the students with a sociological perspective on the Turkish nation and state formation processes during the early Republican period. It is also expected that the course will help the students to compherend the broader comtemporary issues such as modernization, development or democratization through the key concepts of nationalism and ethnicity studies.