General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

SOCI 302 / SOCIOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Discusses the development of modern organizations and bureaucracies, and the deviations from the bureaucratic model with a focus on business organizations. Also provides an introduction to the sociology of work. Focuses on labor control, labor process, gender relations and the transformation of the structure of employment in industrial and service sectors.

SOCI 303 / CLASICAL SOCIAL THEORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Examines the works of major classical sociological theorists such as Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Simmel. Discusses twentieth-century perspectives that build on classical theory (such as structural functionalism). Also explores the contemporary challenges to classical theory such as feminism, postcolonialism and poststructuralism.

SOCI 304 / SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Examines the social, economic, cultural and political forces that affect health and illness. Discusses individual experience and narratives of illness, the conceptualization of health and illness in hospitals and institutions and the political economy of health care. Focuses on the creation of medical knowledge, lay-professional interaction, inequalities in health and healthcare and health-related social movements.

SOCI 305 / SOCIOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Focuses on micro-sociological perspectives that approach society in bottom-up ways. Discusses our taken-for-granted and seemingly private experiences in everyday life and explores the ways in which larger forces and processes, such as gender, race, ethnicity, and class, are intertwined with the micro processes.

SOCI 309 / ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (SOCI. 100 or SOCI. 101 or SOCI. 102 or SOCI. 103) or consent of the instructor

Discusses the social relations and social structures within which economic action takes place. Focuses on the social networks and institutions that underlie market exchange and pre-market and pre-modern economic institutions. Examines different modes of state regulation of the economy, corruption and fraud, and social and economic institutions for preventing corruption and fraud.

SOCI 310 / LAW AND SOCIETY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Examines law as a mechanism of social regulation and a field of knowledge. Discusses the social construction of crime and criminals. Studies the interaction between class, gender and ethnicity in the judicial system.

SOCI 312 / CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 and SOCI. 303 or consent of the instructor

Explores critical theory, neofunctionalist theory, theories on structure and agency, microsociological perspectives, postmodern theory and poststructuralism. Discusses identity politics and difference as framed by postcolonial and feminist theories.

SOCI 313 / TURKISH SOCIETY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Compares Turkish social structures since the 1920s to other societies. Topics include constitutional structures, development of the civil society, economic policies and their impact on rural-urban differentiation, the impact of trends in international development on the environment and income distribution, Istanbul as a global city, gender and ethnicity with respect to economic, political, and social rights.

SOCI 314 / INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Main approaches to various institutions and actors that make up the field of international political economy. Question of who gets what at a global level from a multi-actored, multi-level and multi-disciplinary perspective. Interactions between states, markets, firms, NGOs, and not-for-profit organizations at the local, national, regional, and supranational levels. Global trade, production, finance, and knowledge structures and relations in the context of international organizations, transnational corporations, global financial structures, regional integrations, North-South relations, discourses and practices of development, and problems of global poverty.

SOCI 315 / URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Reviews developments in urban theory and the history of urbanization. Discusses urban trends with special attention to the impact of globalization on cities. Themes include urban regeneration processes, urban poverty, spatial segregation, and urban social movements. Focuses on case studies from Türkiye and diverse geographical settings around the world.

SOCI 320 / ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Focuses on cultural, economic and political discourses involved in shaping the definitions of environmental problems. Highlights some of the roots of current-day ecological issues with a specific focus on globalization. Examines environmental justice and the environmentalist movement.

SOCI 321 / SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Designed to introduce students to the sociological study of social movements in historical and comparative perspective. By focusing on some of the key theories that explain the origins, tactics, and success of social movements, the course examines how political, ideological, economic, organizational, and cultural factors shape social movement emergence and development as well as the diverse ways in which social movements affect political and social change.

SOCI 326 / GENDER AND POLITICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This undergraduate seminar critically explores a variety of political, social, and economic processes through a gendered perspective. The class revisits issues of politics and political economy by focusing on various inequalities that govern the lives of men and women in their everyday lives. The course material is organized so that we discuss themes such as, but not limited to, nation-state formation, citizenship, labor, and development.

SOCI 340 / SOCIOLOGY OF CRIME AND DEVIANCE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Introduces students to the sociological study of crime and deviance. The course explores some of the most prominent sociological theories of crime and deviance, and the current research on deviance in contemporary societies, and focuses on various instances of rule-making, rule-enforcing, and rule-breaking, such as criminal violence, illicit drugs, and mental disorders.

SOCI 350 / SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination of topics in Sociology.

SOCI 351 / SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100

Detailed examination of topics in Sociology.

SOCI 352 / SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination of topics in Sociology.

SOCI 354 / SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination of topics in Sociology.

SOCI 357 / SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination of topics in Sociology.

SOCI 358 / SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

SOCI 390 / INDEPENDENT STUDY I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Investigation of one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research proposal at the end of the term.

SOCI 395 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

Investigation of one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research proposal at the end of the term.

SOCI 402 / MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: Prerequisite:SOCI. 100 or MAVA 102 or consent of the instructor

Major social scientific theories and concepts that examine mass media and computermediated communication. Use of foundational and contemporary concepts to examine the role of communication and information technologies in shaping interactions among economics, politics, culture, and the broader society. Study of media and communication as objects of social scientific inquiry in relation to issues such as politics of representation, social movements, inequality, affect, and the state.

SOCI 403 / SOCIOLOGY OF THE BODY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Focuses on the social forces that shape the body, instead of looking at it as a biological fact. Topics include how the body is socially constructed, how these constructions influence our bodily experience, the relationship between the body and the rise of consumer culture, developments in technology and changes in the healthcare system. Discusses the impact of these developments on aging, disabled, sexualized and racialized bodies