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Understand Social Reality with Sociology and Discover the Spirit of Time

What Is Sociology Department?

Sociology is a branch of social science that systematically examines social changes and transformations at local and global levels, contributes scientifically to the solution of social problems, to the production of social, political and cultural policies, and tries to predict future social life. The mission is to make sense of social reality, examine group dynamics in society, explain the rules and principles about the structure and functioning of the relationships and interactions between people, and explain social behavior within the social context are among the most fundamental goals of sociology. In this sense, the research subject of sociology is to examine the relations of individuals with society, social institutions such as family, religion, education and economy from rural and urban life to politics.

Sociology Helps Us to Understand the Spirit of Time

Understanding social problems in today's world where change is very fast and events are multi-dimensional. The development of non-stereotyped creative solutions to modern problems such as forced migration, polarization, cultural degeneration, and social insecurity is only possible by revealing the sociological sensibility and the perspective offered by sociology. On the other hand, different cultures in our world, where communication and transport technologies tend to lift the boundaries increasingly, are exposed to each other at a tremendous rate. In view of the unexpected developments of these interactions, sociological approaches that allow us to understand the spirit of time is a great importance.

What are the Courses Taken in the Sociology?

The Department of Sociology of Üsküdar University, which is based on an interdisciplinary holistic perspective, gives priority to scientific research, educational activities and applied projects with its competent staff in its field. The Department of Sociology program is designed to improve students’ ability to understand, interpret, question and solve social events.

The aim of this course is to train students to the basic concepts and theoretical approaches used in sociology, acquire information on the field of applied sociology and develop a critical view.

Elective courses such as Media and Communication, Family Sociology, Educational Sociology, Cultural Studies, Disabled Sociology and Political Sociology enable students to focus on contemporary sociological issues. The syllabus includes basic sociology courses as well as psychology, philosophy and logic courses that are necessary for the formation of philosophy group teaching.

Theoretical and practical courses are taken together!

The Department of Sociology offers a perspective that extends the students' vision as well as an education that covers the basic theoretical issues and research methods of sociological analysis. Theoretical foundations of methodology are introduced to the students through the transfer of positivist, realist or convention science philosophies to the students who play a decisive role in the development of methodological approaches. In the teaching of research methods, the theoretical level as well as the simultaneous development of the practical field experiences of the students are included. The students experience different practical methods such as questionnaires, participatory and non-participatory observations through concrete projects in their learning lives.

In this respect, Istanbul, one of the most dynamic city in the world, has a wide variety of cultural, political and economic structure and a combination of important thinking and research centers provides students with the opportunity to be in an enormous sociological laboratory.

What are the Working Areas of the Department of Sociology?

The graduates of the Department of Sociology can find a wide range of work opportunities, especially in the private sector, non-governmental organizations and state institutions, given their interdisciplinary knowledge.

The graduates can work in Family and Social Policies Ministry ,Youth and Sports Ministry , Development Ministry, Environment and Urbanization Ministry ,Labor and Social Security, Ministry of Justice, Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ministry, Directorate general of migration management, the General Directorate of civil society organizations as well as public institutions such as prisons, publishing and communications industry, municipalities and a sociologist at research companies, staff, administrator, specialist, consultant, and researcher developing projects by taking positions.

The graduates of the Department of Sociology can take formation certificate and can be teacher in public and private institutions. In addition, the graduates of the department can continue their education in master's and doctoral programs and pursue academic career.

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