Does the city have a spirit? Why do people living in the city feel alone? Is our identity more than what is written on our ID cards? Why do we always hear about postmodernism? Why are some things fashionable and others not? What was life like before the internet and cell phones? How can the conflicts in society be resolved? How do companies, the government, and NGOs work? How do culture and politics affect each other? What makes people religious, nationalistic, liberal or conservative? How do religions and ideologies shape our behaviors, values, and even our economy? Why do civilizations rise and fall? If you are looking for answers to these types of important questions the Sociology Department will be right for you.

The Sociology Department at Istanbul Şehir University, in Short

ŞEHIR is located in Istanbul, a unique laboratory for sociologists. One of the world’s largest cities, Istanbul has a dynamic economy and cultural life and is an unbelievable treasure for sociologists of today and tomorrow. Our department, with its student-centered approach, offers students a wide range of information. Sociology is discipline with close ties to the fields of history, economics, management, political science, international relations, psychology, philosophy, and literature. The sociology department will aim to allow students to think deeply and critically about the societies in which they live, as well as to prepare them for a wide range of professions for after graduation.

What Can Sociology Majors Do After Graduation?

We will provide our graduates with the intellectual equipment and professional ability necessary to easily find prestigious work. Our graduates will find work as sociologists, teachers, and experts, in the public sector, and in various branches of the media, advertising, international business, and in the marketing, import-export, and human resource departments of local and international companies, in the private sector. In addition, there may be opportunities to work for local and international NGOs, UNICEF, UNDP, WHO and similar organizations. Also, it is a priority of our department to bring our students up to the level necessary to continue their studies in master’s and Ph.D. programs in the world’s leading universities.

Qualifications - Learning Outcomes

  1. Will produce an interdisciplinary knowledge of the national and global problems concerning different societies

  2. Will know the basics of qualitative and quantitative research data collection methods, analyze the data and interpret them

  3. Will know the emergence of sociology as a discipline and the dynamics which led to development of sociology in history

  4. Will be familiar with the works and theories of the classical as well as contemporary social thinkers

  5. Will have a strong human sciences background and sociological imagination which helps to understand social events in historical contexts

  6. Will be familiar with fundamental concepts and discussions in social sciences

  7. Will not compromise from universal and scientific ethical principles

  8. Will be able to evaluate the contributions of analyzing and interpreting social issues at the global and local level as a sociologist

  9. Will have a strong command of languages, particularly English, in terms of not only reading but also writing and speaking

  10. Will have the social consciousness and responsibility regarding social problems at global and national level

  11. Will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate concepts and ideas and suitable forms of communication according to the audiences
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