Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Turkish Political Life SBK 221 3 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. BÜNYAMİN BEZCİ
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. NEBİ MİŞ, Prof.Dr. BÜNYAMİN BEZCİ,
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 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.
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations.
3 To improve the foreign language skills.
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations.
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process.
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines
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
19 To gain basic computer skills
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually
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 60
1. Final 40
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 2 3 6
Assignment 1 3 3
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 115
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.6
dersAKTSKredisi 5