Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Political Science SBK 215 3 3 + 0 3 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi FATMA YURTTAŞ ÖZCAN
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi FATMA YURTTAŞ ÖZCAN,
Course Assistants Res. Assist. Elif MADAKBAŞ, Res. Assist. Tuğrul KORKMAZ, Res. Assist. Dilşad TÜRKMENOĞLU KÖSE
Course Category
Course Objective The purpose of this course is to look at different approaches towards the definition of political science, to analyze concepts such as power, legitimacy, authority, state and democracy and to apply theories and concepts to political institutions and processes.
Course Content Political science and positivism; definition political science and its relations with other social sciences; power; legitimacy; supremacy; state; democracy; political participation; types of political participation and political behaviour; political parties; bureaucracy; interest groups, public opinion; elections and election techniques
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 S/he knows various descriptions of political science and s/he determiness the relationship among these descriptions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 S/he expresses the subjects in which political political science concerns tradşitionally in context of issues history of political thoughts. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
3 S/he examines the contemporary issues in the context of political science. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 S/he criticizes the nature of power and meaning of the state as an organization with regards to criterion in hand. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
5 S/he grasps the meaning of democracy and s/he catches the distingushing elements of democracy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
6 S/he knows the actors of political life and links them to partipiciation to political life to forms of participation and to factors that effect paticipation Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
7 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
8 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Method, subject and aim of the course; definition of political science and its difference from history of political thought
2 Contents, Methodology and Techniques; Power and Political Power
3 State and Political Systems
4 Democracy: Concept, Historical Development and Principles
5 Models of Democracy and Democracy in Turkey; Political Culture and Turkısh Political Culture
6 Individual as an Actor of the Political Life: Political Participation and Participation of Individual to Political Life
7 Political Parties
8 Interest Groups and Public Opinion
9 Mid-term Exam
10 Bureaucracy and Elections: Theoretical Framework
11 Election Techniques
12 Elections in Turkey
13 Modernity-Postmodernity and Political Science
14 Global Politics
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The students are gained the ability to look at the problems of daily life from a broader perspective. They gain the needed skills not only to understand the economic problems but also to construct a model and defend in meaningful way. X
2 They have knowledge about the microeconomic theory. X
3 They have knowledge about the macroeconomic theory. X
4 They have knowledge about the international economic theory. X
5 They have ability to use mathematical and statistical methods. X
6 They have ability to utilize fundamental econometric theories to provide economic problems. X
7 They are intended to be expert in one of non departmental fields that they choose from the list of marketing, management, human resources management, corporate finance, public administration, and tourism management. X
8 They are intended to be expert in one of departmental fields that they choose from the list of public finance, agricultural, environmental, natural resources, labor economics, economics of industrial organization, economics of property rights, international finance, money and banking, economic growth and development. X
9 They have necessary knowledge of law and related skills that needed in both public and private sector. X
10 They have necessary accountancy skills that needed in both public and private sector. X
11 They have written and oral communication skills in a foreign language as well as in their native language. X
12 They know how to use computer programs in both daily office usage and statistical data evaluations. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. 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 5 5
Quiz 3 2 6
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 96
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.84
dersAKTSKredisi 4