Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction To Public Policies SBK 202 4 3 + 0 3 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. ÖZER KÖSEOĞLU
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. ÖZER KÖSEOĞLU,
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Abdülkadir Aksoy
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective The aim of the course is to comprehend models of public policy and decision-making techniques. Furthermore, the course intends to teach designing decision and policy drafts, and analyzing public policies.
Course Content Definition, types and features of public policy, actors of public policy, agenda-setting, formulation, implementation, evaluation, change and termination of public policies, public policy models, public policies in Turkey.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 She/He defines public policy, types and characteristics of public policy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing,
2 She/He knows the models of public policy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
3 She/He learns and employs decision-making techniques in public administration. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing,
4 She/He can analyze various types of public policies. Lecture, Group Study, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 She/He can explain public policies and the decision-making process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
6 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Definition of public policy
2 Types and features of public policy
3 Actors of public policy
4 Emerging of a public policy problem and agenda setting
5 Formulation of public policies and implementation
6 Evaluation, change and termination of public policies
7 Midterm exam
8 Public policy analysis: Group model and institutional model
9 Public policy analysis: Elite model and process model
10 Public policy analysis: Systems model and game theory
11 Decision-making in public policy: Rational, incremental and mixed decision-making
12 New approaches on decision-making: Evidence based and garbage can decision-making models
13 Public policies in Turkey
14 Case studies
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. X
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. X
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. X
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. X
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. X
10 Using Turkish properly, expressing himself/herself accurately and has ability of empathy. X
11 Know at least one foreign occupational language. X
12 Awareness of professional and scientific ethical codes. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 20
2. Ödev 20
3. Ödev 20
1. Ara Sınav 40
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 1 3 3
Assignment 1 8 8
Oral Examination 1 2 2
Final examination 1 8 8
Total Workload 106
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.24
dersAKTSKredisi 4