Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Knowledge Society and E-Government SBK 435 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. AZİZ TUNCER
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Abdülkadir AKSOY
Course Category Other
Course Objective The aim of the course is to introduce theoretical developments related to knowledge society, and to specify applications of knowledge technologies in general and e-government implementations in particular.
Course Content
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/she knows features of knowledge society and new social theories. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 He/she analysis the shift from industrial society to knowledge society. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 He/she knows knowledge technologies in public administration. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Self Study, Testing,
4 He/she follows e-government implementations around the world and specifically in Turkey. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 He/she can develop a critical insight on the concept and implementations of e-government. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing,
6 He/she can specify knowledge process in public organizations. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Characteristics of agricultural and industrial society
2 New social theories: Information society, postmodernism
3 New social theories: Risk society and network society
4 New social theories: Post-fordism and globalization
5 Definition and features of e-government
6 Theoretical debates on e-government
7 Legal basis of e-government
8 Midterm Exam
9 Mobile government (M-Government) and social media management
10 Knowledge management and learning organizations in public administration
11 E-municipality
12 E-govrenment policy and implementations in Turkey
13 E-govrenment policy and implementations in a comparative perspective
14 Future, issues and critics of e-government
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
13 X
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 40
1. Final 60
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 10 20
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5