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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. KEISUKE WAKIZAKA

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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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