COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Social Movements POLS   312 6 3 3 5

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction English
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Marella BODUR ÜN
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Goals
This course focuses on social movements - one of the basic concepts employed to make sense of national and global political, economic, cultural and social processes and transformations.
Content
This course focuses on the emergence and development of social movements in local, national and global levels. It also looks at different theories that explain and understand social movements.

Learning Outcomes
1) Identifies different conceptualizations of social movements.
2) Identify and analyze different social movement theories.
3) Analyze the emergence and development of social movements employing different social movement theories.
4) Identify and analyze different local, national and global social movements.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
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Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
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Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
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Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
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Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
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In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
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Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
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Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
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Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
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Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
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Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
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Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
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Develops critical thinking skills.
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Course Content
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1 Introduction Manuel Castells, The Power of Identity. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997. Manuel Castells, Networks of Outrage and Hope Polity, 2012
2 Social movements: different conceptualizations David Meyer, Protest and Political Process in Kate Nash and Alan Scott (eds), The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology, Blackwell Publishing, 2004. Lecture
Discussion
3 Resource Mobilization Theory D. McCarthy and M.N. Zald, Resource Mobilization and Social Movements: A Partial Theory, American Journal of Sociology 82, 6 (1977): 1212-1241.
4 Political Process Model Sidney Tarrow, Introduction and Chapter 1 in Power in Movement: Social Movements, Collective and Politics. Cambridge UP, 1994, pp.1-27. Lecture
Discussion
5 Political Opportunity Structures and Framing H.P. Kitschelt, Political Opportunity Structures and Political Protest: Anti-Nuclear Movements in Four Democracies, British Journal of Political Science 16 (1986): 57-85 Lecture
Discussion
6 New Social Movements Alberto Melucci, A Strange Kind of Newness in E. Larana, H. Johnston and J. Gusfield (eds.) New Social Movements: from Ideology to Identity. Temple UP, 1994. Lecture
Discussion
7 Social Movements and the Media Jennifer Earl, Jayson Hunt, and R. Kelly Garrett, Social Movements and the ICT Revolution in Hein-Anton van der Heijden (ed.), Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements, Edward Elgar, 2014, pp.359-383. Lecture
Discussion
8 Mid-Term Exam Q. Wiktorowicz, Introduction: Islamic Activism and Social Movement Theory in Q. Wiktorowicz, Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach, pp. 1-33. Lecture
Discussion
9 Global Social Movements Manuel Castells, Networks of Outrage and Hope Polity, 2012 Lecture
Discussion
10 Presentations Research Group Study
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11 Presentations Research Group Study
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12 Presentations Research Group Study
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13 Presentations Research Group Study
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14 Presentations Research Group Study
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15 Presentations Research Group Study
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16-17 Term Exams Exam Question-Answer

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