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LOCAL POLITICS AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY428 LOCAL POLITICS AND LEADERSHIP 5 3 3 5

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 : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
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: This course aims to improve aptitude for examining the relations between local governments and democracy by taking into consideration the elements of local politics and questioning the element of leadership in local politics.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects as in the management of local administrations, the difference between political and administrative decentralisation, local political mechanisms, approaches to urban politics, leadership in urban politics, communication strategies in local elections and the effect of leadership on voter behaviour.

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

Explain the basic concepts of local politics and leadership.
Identify the organs and mechanisms of local politics.
Relate between local political theories and voter behaviour.
Compare the local practices of politics in the world.
Differentiate the differences between political and administrative decentralisation.
Relate between the European Charter of Local Self-Government and Self-Government Implementations of Local Governments in Turkey.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the Course and the Syllabus, Importance of Local Administrations in Politics Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Management of Local Administrations Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The Difference Between Political and Administrative Decentralisation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Political Decentralisation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Local Political Mechanisms and Organs Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Participation in Urban Administration Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Local Administrations and Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Urban Politics Approaches: Functionalism, Empirical Researches, Liberal Pluralism, Marxist Approaches Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Political Decentralisation and Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Local Self-Government, Condition of Self-Government in Europe Local Administrations and Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Leadership in Urban Politics Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Communication Strategies in Local Elections and The Effect of Leadership on Voter Behaviour Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Case Studies on Local Politics Around The World: England, USA, France, Germany Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Keles, R. (2016). Yerinden Yonetim ve Siyaset, Istanbul, Cem Publications, 10th Edition
Kiris H., Gul H., Nergiz N., Gokdayi I. (2014). Turkiye’de Yerel Yonetimler ve Yerel Siyaset, Detay Publications
Parlak B. (2010). Yerel Yonetimler Yerel Siyaset ve Kentsel Politikalar, IV. Kamu Yonetimi Sempozyumu Bildiriler Kitabi Dora Publications

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.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

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.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

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.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

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.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 6 5 30
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 5 25
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 40 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0