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INTRODUCTION TO LAW PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
LAW102 INTRODUCTION TO LAW 2 3 3 4

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
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. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The objective of this course is to introduce the basic concepts and institutions of law to the students and to enable them to learn about the contents of the concepts they confront in various parts of education. On the other hand, it is also aimed to prepare a meaningful basis for the courses in the following semesters.
Contents of the Course Unit: The contents of this course include; the characteristics of legal rules and the sources of knowledge for law, the differentiation of legal rules, contemporary legal systems, sanctions and types of sanctions, public law, private law, mixed law branches and subdivisions, responsibility and accountability, the legal infrastructure, such as the judicial organization and the function, legal organization and function.

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

Define the subject, method, and written and non-written sources of the law and auxiliary resources.
Underline the concepts of legal events, legal acts, legal transaction and their differences.
List the distinctions between legislative, executive and judicial powers and private and public law.
Categorize the branches of public and private law such as constitution, penal, administration, civil, debts, enforcement-bankruptcy law.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading the related chapter Introduction of Law, Its Importance Lecture, question-response discussion method
2 Reading the related chapter Sources of Knowledge for Law, Legal Systems and Concept of Justice Lecture, question-response discussion method
3 Reading the related chapter Types of Law, Sub Headings, Distinction between Public Law and Private Law Lecture, question-response discussion method
4 Reading the related chapter Separation of Powers, Legislative Action and the Process of Preparation of Laws Lecture, question-response discussion method
5 Reading the related chapter Judicial Organization Lecture, question-response discussion method
6 Reading the related chapter Types of Law Rules, Implementation of Legal Rules in Terms of Time and Space Lecture, question-response discussion method
7 Reading the related chapter Interpretation and Reasoning in Law Lecture, question-response discussion method
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related chapter Interpretation and Reasoning in Law Lecture, question-response discussion method
10 Reading the related chapter Problem of Conflict Between the Rules of Law Lecture, question-response discussion method
11 Reading the related chapter Legal case Decision of Judge and Discretion Lecture, question-response discussion method
12 Reading the related chapter Sanctions of Rules of Law Lecture, question-response discussion method
13 Reading the related chapter Concept of Right Lecture, question-response discussion method
14 Reading the related chapter Legal Cases, Transactions and Contracts Lecture, question-response discussion method
15 Reading the related chapter Judicial Instrument and Its Function Lecture, question-response discussion method
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Gözler, K. (2017). Hukuka Giriş. 14. Baskı. Ankara: Ekin Yayınevi.
Teziç, E. (2014). Anayasa Hukuku. 16. Baskı. Ankara: Beta Yayıncılık.
Günday, M. (2012). İdare Hukuku. 10. Baskı. İstanbul: İmaj Yayıncılık.

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 theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
1
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.
3

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
1
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
1
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
1
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
0
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.
2

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
1
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
2
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
2
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
3
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
2
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
0
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
0
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.
0

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 14 2 28
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 1 20 20
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 32 0 102
Total Workload of the Course Unit 102
Workload (h) / 25.5 4
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0