Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Political Psychology SBK 443 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 primary aim of this course is to have knowledge on the main factors and processes that have a role in political socialization and political participation of individual and to have ability to analyze them in the light of gained knowledge.
Course Content Political behavior, political socialization and political participation will be analyzed in this course. Agents of political socialization and main factors that affect political participation will also be focused on. Moreover, case studies related to Turkey will be examined in order to make subjects more understandable.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 ones describes political socialization and s/he expresses its connection with age, personality, primary and secondary groups Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 ones gains knowledge about fundamental organizations that take part in political life. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 ones makes judgments on what political behavior is. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
4 ones presents the categorizations towards forms of political participation Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 ones expresses the factors that determines political participation Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
6 ones expresses pressure groups and political party Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
7 ones to obtain information on the major organizations involved in political life. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
8 ones realizes that the relationship between political culture and political behavior. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
9 ones the main political participation, general and local election processes Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
10 ones knows that effective participation in political, socio-economic factors Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
11 ones political knows the psychological factors that are effective at engaging Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
12 ones knows the political factors that are effective political participation in Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
13 ones have knowledge of the theoretical approaches of the behavior of voters. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
14 ones tries to establish a relationship between political participation and democracy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
15 ones understands the occurrence of an extensive case of political behavior Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Analyzing the fundamental concepts related to the course: Political Behavior, political socialization, political participation etc.
2 Analyzing the fundamental concepts related to the course: Democracy, political party, political culture... etc
3 Analyzing the fundamental factors that inclines individuals to politics
4 Analyzing the concept of “political socialization”
5 Agents of political socialization: Primary groups: Family and friend group
6 Agents of political socialization: Secondary groups: School, political or social associations and organizations, and mass media
7 Analyzing the fundamental factors determining political participation: Socio-economical factors and political participation: evaluating the correlation between “Income”, “occupation” and political participation.
8 Analyzing the fundamental factors determining political participation: Socio-economical factors and political participation: evaluating the correlation between “Education”, Gender”, “Settlement” and political participation.
9 MIDTERM EXAM
10 Analyzing the fundamental factors determining political participation: psychological factors and political participation: sense of Civic Duty, Sense of Social Entrepreneurship,..
11 Analyzing the fundamental factors determining political participation: psychological factors and political participation: Alienation, Anomie, Apathy and Cynicism.
12 Analyzing the fundamental factors determining political participation: Political variables and political participation: Evaluating the correlation between the structure of Political System and political participation.
13 Political variables and political participation: Analyzing the correlation between political values related to individual and political participation
14 Analyzing Political parties and pressure groups which are the fundamental foundations of political participation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11 Know at least one foreign occupational language.
12 Awareness of professional and scientific ethical codes.
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Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 79
1. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Ödev 1
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
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 1 16
Mid-terms 1 17 17
Quiz 1 5 5
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 24 24
Total Workload 120
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.8
dersAKTSKredisi 5