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INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBU109 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 2 3 3 4

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: Objectives of the course is to teach general concepts related to political science to provide independent thought and to convey basic information about political life to students.
Contents of the Course Unit: The contents of the course include; the meaning of concepts such as politics, power, legitimacy and authority; birth of modern state; nationalism; contemporary political ideologies; different forms of government such as democracy and authoritarianism; political culture; the organization and functioning of legislative and executive bodies; political parties; interest groups.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

List ideas, thoughts, theories and approaches in political science.
Identify the elements of political science.
Recall and spell the theories, thinkers, and developments that are accepted as the basis for political science and its subdisciplines.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading and literature review Introduction to Political Science, preliminary information on the basic concepts of course and the content. Narration, discussion
2 Reading and literature review What is Politics? Different definitions of Politics. Definition of Political Science and basic approaches. Definition of concepts such as Model-Theory and Paradigm and their relation with political science. Narration, discussion
3 Reading and literature review What is State? Different definitions of state. Duty of state. Threats on the sovereignty of state. Narration, discussion
4 Reading and literature review Political Power Narration, discussion
5 Reading and literature review The Legitimacy of Political Power Narration, discussion
6 Reading and literature review Social Layers Narration, discussion
7 Reading and literature review The Governing and the Governed Narration, discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading and literature review Political Participation Narration, discussion
10 Reading and literature review Public Opinion Narration, discussion
11 Reading and literature review Political Parties: Different political party types and party systems. Narration, discussion
12 Reading and literature review Political Parties: Different political party types and party systems. Narration, discussion
13 Reading and literature review Pressure Groups Narration, discussion
14 Reading and literature review Political Ideologies Narration, discussion
15 Reading and literature review Political Ideologies Narration, discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Kapani, M. (2017). Politika Bilimine Giriş. Ankara:BB101 Yayınları.
Heywood, A. (2013). Siyaset. 3. Baskı. Ankara: Adres Yayınları.
Öztekin, A. (2016). Siyaset Bilimine Giriş. 10. Baskı. Ankara: Siyasal Kitabevi.
Taşkın, Y. (2014). Siyaset: Kavramlar, Kurumlar, Süreçler. 1. Baskı. İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
0
2
List the main features of communication in items.
0
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
5
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
0
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
5
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.
3

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
0
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
0
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.
2

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 7 3 21
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 3 15
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 106
Total Workload of the Course Unit 106
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,2
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0