Department of Sociology

SOC527 SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN IRAN

Course Code: 2320527
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr AYKAN ERDEMİR
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The principal aim is to provide students with the necessary theoretical and methodological tools to explore and appreciate the diversity of individual and collective experiences in Iran from a culturally relativistic point of view.

Course Content

This course offers a general overview of the contemporary Iranian society and culture through a critical discussion of the anthropological and sociological works on Iran. The principle aim is to provide students with the necessary theoretical and methodological tools to explore and appreciate the diversity of individual and collective experiences in Iran from a culturally relativistic point of view. Students will be encouraged to contextualize the course material within a comparative and historical framework while also keeping in touch with current developments.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner is expected to demonstrate his/her ability to comment critically on the scholarly literature on Iran.