Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Political Parties and Elections SBK 415 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. KÖKSAL ŞAHİN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Tuğrul KORKMAZ
Course Category
Course Objective The main objective of this course is to examine political parties and popular elections. Rise and evolution of modern political parties, their functions and organization, party systems, and the problem of finance will be examined in the part of political parties. Political parties in Turkey will shortly be analyzed. Importance of elections for democracy, electoral systems and elections in Turkey will be analyzed in the part of elections.
Course Content
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 ones presents the concept of political party Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 ones explains the concept of political party Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 ones explains the concept of inner-party democracy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
4 ones explains the voting systems Lecture, Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 ones compares the voting systems Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
6 ones analyzes the relations between election and democracy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
7 ones explains the principles of democratic elections Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
8 ones analyzes in the context of democracy, electoral systems Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
9 ones political parties have cost refers to history Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
10 ones explains the theories of the birth of political parties Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
11 ones refors to the functions of political parties. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
12 ones understand the typologies of political parties Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
13 ones explains party systems Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
14 ones describes the organizational characteristics of political parties in Turkey Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
15 ones refers to the major political parties in Turkish political life. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Acquaintance and a general introduction
2 Analyzing the concept of “Political Party”
3 Origins of political parties
4 Functions of political parties
5 Organization of political party, party typologies and democracy in a party I
6 Organization of political party, party typologies and democracy in a party II
7 Political party systems
8 Financing of political parties
9 MIDTERM EXAM
10 Political parties in Turkey I
11 Political parties in Turkey II
12 Elections and electoral systems
13 Elections in Turkey and electoral systems I
14 Elections in Turkey and electoral systems II
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have knowledge on public administration (e.g. administrative sciences, bureaucracy, Turkish public administration, local government and comparative public administration), new management techniques (e.g. strategic management, performance management, human resource management), politics and sociology (e.g. political science, history of political thought, Turkish political life, sociology, social structure of Turkey, contemporary political movements and political parties), public law (e.g. Turkish constitutional law, administrative law) and private law, urbanization, environmental problems and environment legislation.
2 Using fundamental statistical package programs, making researches on academic and occupational issues, and gripping research processes. X
3 Having potential and ability of development himself/herself on the career fields of public administration like governing, inspectorship and controllership.
4 Predominant on public law as well as private law, follows changes of legislations, comments legislations and adapts it to practice. X
5 Having qualities for varying positions of management (for instance human resources, public relations, finance and inspection) in public organizations, political institutions, private sector and non-profit establishments.
6 Having different views for issues, facts and cases, having capacity of proposing solutions, and preparing program and decision drafts. X
7 Following theoretical and practical developments in the fields of administration, law, politics, urbanization and environmental issues at national and international levels.
8 Following technologies of informatics, fundamental computer programs, information systems on administration and management field, and using them effectively. X
9 Compatible for team work, having ability of taking initiative, open for innovative ideas and analytical thought.
10 Using Turkish properly, expressing himself/herself accurately and has ability of empathy. X
11 Know at least one foreign occupational language.
12 Awareness of professional and scientific ethical codes. X
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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 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Total Workload 0
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 0
dersAKTSKredisi 5