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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
2301046102012 Sociology Of Body 927001 1 2 7
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of the course is to analyze the concept of body from a sociological perspective, with its socially constructed meanings.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Recep Cengiz
Learning Outcomes
  1. To analyze ontological, morphological and biological messages of human body.
  2. To predict problematic sides of body and society relation
  3. To project acquired knowledge in everyday perspective
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Body, aesthetics and beauty conceptions and perceptions, social institutions and beautification relationship, social insttinctions behind the desire to beauty, the position of biology, gender and body
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Emre Işık, Beden ve Toplum Kuramı Öznenin Sosyolojisinden Bedenin Sosyoloji, ISBN: 9756947144, Bağlam Yayınları, İstanbul
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Main discussions on body
2.Body and related concepts; morphology, biology, ontology
3.Body with its genetic and social implications
4.The desire to construct body as a social and cultural object
5.Commodification of body
6.Body and modernity
7.Women-body issues
9.Religion and body
10.Beauty forms and messages
11.Intervention areas to body
12.Relationship of body sociology with other social science areas
13.General evaluation
14.General evaluation
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Attending Lectures1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Report Presentation1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Writing Paper31030
Self Study157105