This course is an introduction to the field of sociology of religion, which is the scientific study of human social life, groups, and societies as well as their social interaction related to religion.

 

During the course load, we will cover major concepts and principles of sociology of religion including introduction to sociology of religion, opinions of founding fathers of sociology, secularization in public life, secularism and state policies, center and periphery cleavage of Turkey, popular religion, religion and democratization, religion and politics in Turkey, religion and violence, marketing of religion, sociology of religion in Muslim world.

 

We will not follow a specific textbook but instead read original chapters from some sociology books.