Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
History Of Political Thoughts ULZ 504 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. İRFAN HAŞLAK
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Assist. Elif MADAKBAŞ, Res. Assist. Tuğrul KORKMAZ, Res. Assist. Dilşad TÜRKMENOĞLU KÖSE
Course Category
Course Objective The objective of this course is to analyze political thoughts which have been produced in Western world following Ancient Greek political thought and from French Revolution to the end of 19th century.In this framework, concepts such as liberalism, democracy and emergence of socialism will be taken into consideration in terms of modernity.
Course Content The concepts of state, power, human nature, justice, equality and liberty from Ancient Greek to Medieval Age in terms of social contract; French Revolution, Reactions to Revolution, Utopian Socialism and Marxism, Anarchism, Anarchosyndicalism, Fascism and National Socialism, Social State.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 S/he understands the importance of the Ancient Greek political thought on way to interpret modern world. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
2 S/he considers effects of Roman political thought and Christian political thought on western political thought. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
3 S/he analyzes how the concepts such as justice, power, liberty and equality are discussed by different thinkers and from the side of different ideologies. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
4 S/he takes the French Revolution in hand as related with modern political institutitons, political thoughts and especially liberal thought. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
5 S/he knows about utopian socialism and scientific socialism; methodology and thoughts of Karl Marx. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
6 S/he analyzes the conditions which paved way for the emergence of totalitarian ideologies such as fascism and national socialism; then s/he knows about the historical backround of anarchosyndicalism and social state. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: Purpose of the course and course schedule
2 Political Thought in Antiquity I (Sophists and Socrates)
3 Political Thought in Antiquity II (Plato and Aristoteles)
4 Political Thought in the Middle Ages (Thomas Acquinas and Ibn-i Khaldun)
5 Political Thought in the Modern Era I (Machiavelli, Morus, Bodin and Bossiet)
6 Political Thought in the Modern Era II (Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Sieyes)
7 Political Thought in Contemporary Age I (Reactions to French Revolution)
8 Political Thought in Contemporary Age II (Liberalism and Democracy)
10 Political Thought in Contemporary Age III (Socialism: Before and After Marx)
11 Political Thought in Contemporary Age IV (Anarchism and Revolutionary Syndicalism)
12 Political Thought in Contemporary Age V (Fascism and National Socialism)
13 Social State
14 Liberalism Again: Rawls, Hayek and Nozick
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches
3 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects
4 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions
5 Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
10 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
3. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 3 2 6
Final examination 1 12 12
Total Workload 124
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.96
dersAKTSKredisi 6