Degree: Master of Arts

Duration: 2-3 years

Language: Turkish

Program Description: This program focuses on relation between religion and social structure, and social institutions and processes. It examines religious groups, beliefs, acts of worship, and practices, as well as the changes observed in religious matters with the effects of various sociological conditions chronologically. It also records the characteristics and directions of these changes. The program aims to explain the basic concepts of Sociology of Religion deeply, to consider the relevant literature, and reflection of societal perceptions of religion, to provide an analysis of social and religious groups. Sociology of Religion embraces interdisciplinary scholarly approaches and cooperates with other human sciences. Hans Freyer, Mehmet Taplamacıoğlu, Mehmet Karasan, M. Rami Ayas, and Münir Koştaş are among the distinguished professors in the history of the Department.

Graduation Requirements: Master’s Degree Program with thesis consists of at least seven courses, one seminar, other educational activities and thesis that totals to a minimum of 21 National Credits and 120 ECTS. Students should take 60 ETCS from courses and seminar, and 60 ECTS from thesis. Non-thesis Master’s Degree Program consist of at least 10 courses and semester project that totals to a minimum of 30 National Credits and 90 ECTS. In order to be successful in a course, student’s grade must at least 2,75 out of 4.

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