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COMPARATIVE POLITICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
POL220 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 4 3 3 6

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 Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. YAVUZ ÇİLLİLER

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce several political systems emerged with modern community and improve aptitude for deep analysing between present-day political systems in consideration of historical, political, economic conditions causing these systems to emerge.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include political regimes and classifications, similarities and differences in state-government types and besides this, comparison between leading political systems in the world in consideration of these concepts.

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

1. Apply basic concepts in the political science in the comparison of political systems (3)
2. Summarize and explain common structures in the management of several countries by using comparative policy methods. (2)
3. Compare relations between state and community in deference to several political systems (4)
4. Compare party systems and political systems with regard to the situation of non-governmental organizations (4)
5. Argue constitutional description of body politics and balance of forces (executive, legislative and judicial) in different political systems and their positions against each other (4)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to Comparative Politics: Aim of the course and Syllabus, Summary of the concepts to be used in the course. Methodology and the Uses of CP. Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Understanding of Methodology and Analysis Framework Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Magna Carta, Occurrence of Parliament, Democratisation of Parliament, Key Institutions in the Political System (Monarchy, Cabinet, Parties) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Party System, Non-Governmental Organizations and Main Quarrels Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The United States of America : Political Culture, Political Structure (Congress and Executive structure, operation of it and relations between them) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The United States of America : Party System, Sense of Civil Society and Its Effect on the Political System, Main Quarrels Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook French Republic: Political History (Absolutist Period, Revolution Process, Numbered Republics Period), Key Institutions (Executive and Legislative) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook French Republic: Party System, Political Deterioration and Sense of Civil Society, Main Quarrels Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Federal Republic of Germany: Political History, Political Culture and Sense of State and Executive and Legislative Structure, Running of It and Relations between them Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Federal Republic of Germany: Party System and Sense of Civil Society, Main Quarrels Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Russian Federation: Political History (Czarist Russia, Bolshevist Revolution and USSR Period, Dissolution of USSR and Foundation of Russian Federation), Political Culture, Political Structure (Centralized Federal System, Executive and Legislative Structure and relations between them) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Russian Federation: Party System and Sense of Civil Society, Main Quarrels Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Islamic Republic of Iran : Political History (Western Influence, Pehlevi Period, Revolution Period, Revolution and Developments After Revolution), Political Culture and Iran Nationalism and Islam as a Political Ideology, Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist (Vilayat-e Faqih Theory), Religious Guide, Courts under Religious Guide, Executive and Legislative Organs, Running of them and Relations between them Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Islamic Republic of Iran : Political Organization and Status of Parties, Sense of Civil Society Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Roskin Michael (2016), Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture, Pearson, 13th edition
Roskin Michael (2016), Cagdas Devlet Sistemleri: Siyaset, Coğrafya, Kültür, Adres Yayınları, 13. Basım

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.
3
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.
2
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.
4

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.
2
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
3
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.
4

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.
4
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
3
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.
5

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.
3
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
4
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.
0
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.
0

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.
2
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.
0
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.
3

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.
3
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.
3
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.
4

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 0 0 0
Preliminary & Further Study 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
Preparation for the Final Exam 0 0 0
Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 0 0 0
Total Workload of the Course Unit 0
Workload (h) / 25.5 0
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 0,0