Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Civil Society SBK 406 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ZEYNEL ABİDİN KILINÇ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asist. Dilşad Türkmenoğlu Köse, Res. Asst. Tuğrul KORKMAZ, Res.Asst. Elif MADAKBAŞ
Course Category Other
Course Objective There are two aims of this course: One is to provide students with the contemporary meaning of civil society, and second is, in the light of the theoretical framawork, to see whether it is possible to talk about a civil society in Turkish history
Course Content Theories of society; civil society and political society dichotomy and their interaction; historical development of civil society; civil society in authoritarian political systems; civil society in democratic/liberal systems; civil society at the end of the 20th century; civil society in western societies; civil soicety bin Turkish/Moslim societies; development of sivil society in Turkey
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 S/he comes to terms with the basics of the modern political thought within its context. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 S/he acquires a sense of the historical context in which the modern political thought appeared. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 S/he compares and contrast different theories within historical context. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 S/he deduces lessons and solutions for our current political problems by using the modern political theory. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 S/he sees how such concepts as justice, freedom and equality were analysed by early political philosophers. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 S/he becomes aware of the ties of the contemporary political ideologies with the political thought produced at modern era. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Subject matter and aim of the course
2 Natural law tradition and civil society 1
3 Natural law tradition and civil society 2
4 Classical political economists and sivil society
5 Hegel
6 Marx
7 Gramsci, Habermas
8 Sivil society and the state
9 Mid-term exam
10 Civil society and democracy
11 Civil society organisations
12 Civil society in the Ottoman period
13 Civil society in the Republican period
14 Contemporary mening of civil society and its relation with liberalism
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 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 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
Assignment 1 5 5
Quiz 2 10 20
Final examination 2 10 20
Total Workload 135
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.4
dersAKTSKredisi 5