Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Turkish Political Life ULZ 505 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. BÜNYAMİN BEZCİ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res.Asst. Nebi Mis
Course Category
Course Objective The aim of this course is to study the Turkish political life from the Ottoman times to nowadays on the basis of topics, important events, actors and structural change. Chronological periodization is followed and important events are analyzed in this course.
Course Content This course will study the parameters of change and continuity in the Turkish political life. It will also analyze the problems and daily reflections of the Turkish modernization and Turkis democracy.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To have a historical perspective about the events and changes which took place in the Turkish political life Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 To have a critical approach towards problems and phenomenon of political life and to question convictions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 To relate events of political life with economic and social structures and to anaylze their intellectual aspects. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 To determine successfull aspects of the Turkish modernization and to solve its problems of democratic consolidation. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 To understand the place of democracy and civil society in the Turkish political life Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 To analyze the changing and stable parameters of political life Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Models of understanding the Turkish poltical life: concept of center-periphery
2 A structural analysis of the periods of the Ottoman history
3 The Ottoman reform: Tanzimat and I. Meşrutiyet
4 The Ottoman reform: II. Meşrutiyet
5 Opposition movements and political currents in this era.
6 The rule of the Union and Progress and the end of the Ottoman Empire
7 The single party period, Kemalism and reforms.
8 Transition to multiparty period and Democrat party
9 Midterm
10 Military interventions of 27 Mayıs 1960 and 1971.
11 1980 military intervention and restoration of political system
12 1990s, 28th February Process, Military and Islamism
13 Kurdish Question
14 Turkish political life with the context of EU integration and 9/11.
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 55
1. Kısa Sınav 5
1. Ödev 5
2. Kısa Sınav 5
2. Ödev 5
3. Ödev 5
4. Ödev 5
5. Ödev 5
6. Ödev 5
7. Ödev 5
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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 135
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.4
dersAKTSKredisi 6