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

SOCI 404 / QUALITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: ((SOCI. 100 or SOCI. 101 or SOCI. 102 or SOCI. 103) and (SOCI. 201 or SOCI. 202 or SOCI. 204 or SOCI. 206 or SOCI. 208)) or consent of the instructor

This course examines qualitative methods used in social science research, focusing primarily on participant-observation, on asking questions, on writing fieldnotes, and on the transformation of these primary field data into written ethnographic documents. Course readings on specific research methods will contribute to the formulation of a simple research project to be carried out during the semester. Literature on the theoretical and ethical aspects of these methods will also be considered.

SOCI 405 / Science, Technology and Society
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (SOCI. 100 or SOCI. 101 or SOCI. 102 or SOCI. 103) or consent of the instructor

An introduction to the fundamental concepts and issues in the study of science and technology. Focuses on the reciprocal ways in which science and technology shape society and the ways in which society shapes science and technology. Employs a multidisciplinary point of view in the social sciences and humanities and asks philosophical (how to define science and technology?), sociological (how does science and technology interact with social categories, such as gender and race), historical (how does the historical development of science and technology inform them today? How do past debates matter?), and political (how does power matter in the practice of science and technology? How should science and technology be controlled democratically?) questions.

SOCI 406 / ECONOMY, SOCIETY AND, POLITICS IN ASIA
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI 100 or HIST 103 or Consent of the Instructor

Examination of economic, social, and political change in major Asian countries from the nineteenth century up until today from a comparative and historical perspective. Discussion of capitalism, modernization, colonialism, nationalism, socialism, developmentalism, and neoliberalism with reference to the experiences of China, India, Japan, (North and South) Korea, and other countries.

SOCI 407 / State and Society in Latin America
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Examines historical and contemporary political processes and structures in Latin American societies. Focuses on Latin American class and political structures. Includes topics such as colonization and independence of Latin American countries, post-independence economic development, populism, military dictatorship, debt crisis, neoliberalism and globalization.

SOCI 409 / MEDIA AND IDENTITY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Images of race, ethnicity and gender in media and particularly the ways in which gender, ethnicity and race are constructed and represented in different communication contexts, the reproduction of prejudice and discrimination, media policy, structural factors associated with inequalities regarding access to media, and information, communication and media policy.

SOCI 410 / HISTORY OF IDEOLOGIES : NATIONALISM, SOCIALISM AND FASCISM
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Deals with ideologies such as Marxism, Fascism, Liberalism & Social Democracy. This course also compares nationalism in European and non-European countries.

SOCI 411 / SOCIOLOGY OF MIGRATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Presents and discusses major sociological dimensions of migration.Examines reasons of migration, different categories of migrants, theories of international migration, socio-economic implications migration flows.Analyzes concepts closely related with sociology of migration, such as race, class, ethnicity, gender, diaspora formation, transnationalism, identity and belonging, integration, and social exclusion.

SOCI 412 / VIDEO GAME STUDIES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Reviews the field of digital game studies and historically situates the emergence of video games as a medium. Explores the theoretical landscape of contemporary game studies; focuses on topics such as video game theory, political economy and space, video game labor, race, gender, sexuality, design and software, globalisation, pedagogy, resistance, aesthetics, and research methods.

SOCI 413 / COMPARATIVE STUDY OF REVOLUTIONS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Main theoretical perspectives on social and political revolutions, comparing historical examples such as the French, American, Russian and Iranian Revolutions.

SOCI 414 / SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Examines the relationship between the educational system and the reproduction of existing inequalities in societies. Focuses on social mobility, stratification and social reproduction as these relate to education. Topics include social capital, teaching as a profession, school choice, school dropouts, vocational education and higher education. Examines the interaction between education and ethnicity, class, and gender.

SOCI 421 / POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Examines the nature of political power, dynamics of political change, historical development and the nature of political institutions. Discusses the social foundations of state and state-society relations.

SOCI 432 / CULTURE AND BEHAVIOR
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 100 or SOCI. 100 or PSYC. 204 or SOCI. 206 or consent of the instructor

An examination of psychological processes in cultural context. The self and the family, cognition, social behavior, organizational behavior and work values from a cross-cultural perspective.

SOCI 448 / THE MIDDLE EAST IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Contemporary realities of societies and politics of the Middle East and North Africa as part of worldwide ties and exchanges. An examination of alternative ways to study the region and its recent history, concentrating on the post-World War II period. A variety of discourses and practices such as those on citizenship, rights, national identity, religion, gender, transnational migrations, social movements, economic development, and urban transformations.

SOCI 450 / SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI 100 or consent of the instructor

Detailed examination of current topics in sociology.

SOCI 451 / SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination of current topics in sociology.

SOCI 490 / INDEPENDENT STUDY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Work on the research proposal resulting from SOCI 390 with the guidance of an instructor, culminating in a research paper suitable for presentation or publication.

SOCI 495 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

SOCI 501 / QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Examines quantitative methods such as inferential statistics, regression analysis, survey methods in an applied way. Students use a number of quantitative data sets throughout the class to familiarize themselves with sociological methods. Research and publication ethics.

SOCI 502 / QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Examines the basic qualitative research methods used in sociological research with their weaknesses and strengths. Course covers qualitative data collection methods, ethnography, interview techniques, archive research methods, oral history, and document analysis methods.

SOCI 503 / CLASSICAL SOCIAL THEORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Closely examines the basic themes and the most important figures of classical sociological theory. Course analyzes in detail the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim, which constitutes the classical roots of sociological theory and helps students develop a sociological perspective through extensive theoretical discussions.

SOCI 504 / HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Some of the most important theoretical questions of the social sciences have been posed by scholars pursuing investigations at the intersection of sociology and history. How are these questions formulated and answered? How important is a consideration of the temporal nature of human actions and social structures and what are its consequences for our understanding of social life? How does the past "matter" to the present? This course addresses these questions and introduces students to some key theories, methodological contributions and a selection of substantive themes in comparative and historical sociology.

SOCI 506 / CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Examines contemporary theoretical approaches that emerged after the Second World War as a follow up to classical sociological theories. Course presents different theoretical approaches including structuralism, post-structuralism, post-modernism, feminism, post-Marxism, and subaltern studies, by reading and discussing the work of most important figures of these fields.

SOCI 509 / RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

ntroduces the fundamentals of historical and social research by focusing on a variety of research methods. In this modular course, students are first exposed to the philosophy of social science methodology and quantitative research methods. Then they are introduced to historical, sociological, and comparative methods, including oral history, ethnography, interviewing techniques, archival research and document analysis. Building on their training in these methods, the course also will guide students through the steps of research design, namely writing research proposals, constructing hypotheses, operationalizing research questions, designing questionnaires and interview forms, and data collection

SOCI 511 / SOCIAL STRATIFICATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Introduces students to the major theories and empirical trends in social stratification. Examines dimensions of social inequalities and stratification, such as class, race, ethnicity and gender from a comparative, historical, and global perspective.