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SBP 234E - Urban Sociology

Course Objectives

1. To understand the formation and transformation of human societies which is one of the basic
elements of the city
2. to get a sociological insight specifically for social systems developed by the human-being
and urban settlements
3. to comprehend different theoretical perspectives of urban sociology
4. to comprehend sociological research process

Course Description

Basic concepts of sociology. Sociological methodology and research techniques. Social group,
symbols, socialization. Social structure. Community and society. Social stratification and
mobility. Social institutions. Social change and its impact on urban space. Introduction to urban
sociology. Evolution of cities. Functional types of cities. Theories of human ecology. Urban
growth theories. Squatter settlements. Urbanization in developing countries. Social space in
metropoliten cities. New paradigms in urban theory.

Course Coordinator
Melis Oğuz
Course Language
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