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INTRODUCTION TO THESIS AND SEMINAR PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBE504 INTRODUCTION TO THESIS AND SEMINAR 3 0 0 18

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : MASTER'S DEGREE, TYY: + 7.Level, EQF-LLL: 7.Level, QF-EHEA: Second Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA ULUÇAKAR
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. NEZİHA MUSAOĞLU

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: At the end of this course, students; By adopting the principle of scientific reliability, it is aimed to reach the capacity to conduct research and to propose a thesis proposal.
Contents of the Course Unit: The content of this course; topic and thesis name determination methods, thesis design and contents page creation, preface, introduction, purpose, importance and appendices, writing the theoretical and conceptual framework, the scope and boundaries, the rules about the universe and sample writing, dependent, independent variables and hypotheses, data collection technique and writing the timing, findings and writing the conclusion part, the rules related to the citation, the application of the thesis.

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

Develope theoretical knowledge about writing a thesis.
Consider formal rules to be considered while writing a thesis.
Design the method of the thesis writing through the knowledge gained about the research methods.
Write a thesis proposal through theoretical and practical knowledge acquired from this course.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading resources General subject and thesis name determination methods Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
2 Reading resources Thesis design and creating table of contents Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
3 Reading resources Foreword, introduction, purpose, importance and writing of annexes Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
4 Reading resources Writing the theoretical and conceptual framework Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
5 Reading resources Rules for writing scope and boundaries, universe and sample Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
6 Reading resources Writing dependent, independent variables and hypotheses Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
7 Reading resources Data collection technique and timing Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading resources Writing the Results and Conclusion Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
10 Reading resources Rules for citation Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
11 Reading resources Rules for citation Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
12 Reading resources Application through thesis studies Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
13 Reading resources Application through thesis studies Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
14 Reading resources Application through thesis studies Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
15 Reading resources Application through thesis studies Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Altunişik, R., Coşkun, R., Bayraktaroğlu, S., & Yildirim, E. (2005). Sosyal bilimlerde araştırma yöntemleri. Sakarya Publication, Adapazarı.
Berg, B. L., & Lune, H. (2015). Sosyal bilimlerde nitel araştırma yöntemleri. Eğitim Publication.
Taylor, S. J., Bogdan, R., & DeVault, M. (2015). Introduction to qualitative research methods: A guidebook and resource. John Wiley & Sons.
BECKER, H. (2013). Sosyal Bilimcilerin Yazma Çilesi-Yazımın Sosyal Organizasyonu Kuramı-,(Çev: Şerife Güneş). Ankara: Heretik.

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 concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Relate the principles and rules of political behavior, behavior and leadership in organizations.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the general structure, operation and public policy formation process of administration.
2
Explain at an advanced level the working of political processes, political systems as well as the actors in other major political and administrative systems.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Interpret current political and administrative developments and the functioning of the democratic system by using the knowledge of political science and public administration.
2
Relate professional knowledge of management, urbanization, environmental policies, politics and legal sciences to universal values.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Compare the administrative structures and country management models by using the theoretical knowledge in the field of political science and public.
2
Organize events between the public, private sector and voluntary organizations.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
By using the accumulation of knowledge in political science and public administration; manage project, event and social responsibility activities.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze existing structures with a critical approach based on universal legal norms and administrative structures.
2
Apply the written and unwritten legal rules and ethical codes in his / her personal and professional life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Improve himself/herself by following the political and administrative agenda and the written-oral work on the agenda.
2
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Taking advantage of the existing history and theoretical knowledge of the field; interpret and analyze current issues, events and problems.
2
Develop original plans and programs to guide the functioning of political and bureaucratic institutions.
3
Develop alternative public policy proposals in the construction and implementation of sustainable and effective public policies.
4
Design reform programs aimed at making and improving the functioning of political and administrative organizations.

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 10 140
Preliminary & Further Study 12 12 144
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 12 144
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 1 14 14
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 10 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 42 0 454
Total Workload of the Course Unit 454
Workload (h) / 25.5 17,8
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 18,0