Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Contemporary Political Thought SBK 206 4 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. İRFAN HAŞLAK
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. İRFAN HAŞLAK,
Course Assistants Res. Assist. Elif MADAKBAŞ, Res. Assist. Tuğrul KORKMAZ, Res. Assist. Dilşad TÜRKMENOĞLU
Course Category Other
Course Objective The purpose of this course is to provide students with the 20th century political thought in the light of the political thought produced earlier and especially to show the connections between contemporary political thoght and contemporary ideologies
Course Content Liberalism and its types; social democracy and its transformation; consevatism and new-conservatism; democracy-capitalism; Rawls; Hayek; Nozick
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 S/he recognizes that political thought before 20th century has a crucial effect on contemporary political thought Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 S/he comprehends that there is a historical continuity in social science rather than historical interruptions Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing,
3 S/he recognizes that political thoughts of past result in to be source for political ideologies of 20th century Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing,
4 S/he apprehends differences among political ideologies. Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing,
5 S/he comprehends the points under tension in liberalism Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing,
6 S/he understands conception of every single ideology corresponding to different sides of social reality Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Political science, political philosophy and history of political thought: Similarities and differences
2 Liberalism and liberal democracy
3 Socialism and social democracy
4 Conservatism and new-conservatism
5 Democracy-capitalism-development: Connections
6 Search for the new democracy models
7 Radical democracy
8 Coomunitarian thought
9 Mid-Term Exam
10 Hayek
11 Rawls 1
12 Rawls 2
13 Nozick
14 Arendt
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.
12 Awareness of professional and scientific ethical codes. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 90
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 3 3 9
Final examination 1 12 12
Total Workload 127
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.08
dersAKTSKredisi 5