Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Local Government SBK 465 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. ÖZER KÖSEOĞLU
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res.Asst. Ömer Faruk KÖKTAŞ
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective The aim of the course is to look at the values and reasons, which lie behind the emergence of local governments. The course also examines the Turkish local government units in various aspects with their duty, authority, organization, fiscal structure and relationships with administrations.
Course Content Definition of local governments, Importance of local governments and values behind them and local governments in the Constitution, local democracy, local governments organization, municipality, metropolis municipality, Special province districts and villages: Duties and bodies and their administration, Association of local governments, service methods in local governments, central-local governments relations, developments of local governments, relationships between local governments and citizens.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 One tells the values which local administrations base on and their types of reflection to the application. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 One explains the constitutional basis of local administrations and its place in Turkey management system. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 One explains duties, powers, organs, the financial structure and position in the local governments of provincial special governments. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 One explains municipal system in Turkey and examines municipalities’ tasks, powers, organs, and the financial structure. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 One defines Metropolitan municipality system, its management role in big cities and its powers and organs. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 ) One explains the legal status of villages and in the role of rural development. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Administrative principles and organisation in public administration Şengül, 2014, ss.1-15.
2 Types and characteristics of self-government Şengül, 2014, ss.15-25
3 Principles of decentralization and subsidiarity Şengül, 2014, ss.25-38
4 Importance of local governments and values behind them and local governments in the Constitution Şengül, 2014, ss.39-46
5 Special province districts: Duties and bodies Şengül, 2014, ss.46-73
6 Fiscal structure and historical development Şengül, 2014, ss.172-212
7 Municipal administration: Duties and bodies and neighbourhood administration Şengül, 2014, ss.73-113
8 Public finance of municipality Şengül, 2014, ss.172-212
10 Development of municipality Şengül, 2014, ss.113-135
11 Administration of metropolis municipality: Duties, bodies and fiscal structure Şengül, 2014, ss.113-135
12 Service methods of municipalities and village administration: Duties, bodies and problems Şengül, 2014, ss.135-147
13 Central and local government relations Şengül, 2014, ss.147-172
14 Association of local governments, local governments Şengül, 2014, ss.225-243
Course Notes Ramazan Şengül (2014), Yerel Yönetimler, Kocaeli: Umuttepe Yayınları.
Course Resources Other course materials
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To research the functions, basic concepts and features of the international system; to learn the basic knowledge about the sub-topics of the international relations discipline. X
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations. X
3 To improve the foreign language skills. X
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations. X
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process. X
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework X
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively X
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law X
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework X
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically X
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law X
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics X
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples X
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field X
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively X
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events X
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines X
18 To research the ideas of philosophers/thinkers who built the philosophical foundations of political science and to examine the contribution of these philosophical ideas to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations X
19 To gain basic computer skills X
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 10
1. Ödev 20
2. Ödev 10
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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5