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PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS443 PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS 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 provide students with a basic knowledge and perspective on the analysis of the structure and content of law in the history of philosophy and changes in the understanding of law, the relationship between law and philosophy, similarities, differences and the concepts underlying the philosophy of law and the philosophical and political development of human rights thought.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the relations between philosophy and law, the concepts of rights and justice, natural and positive legal theories, the social contract, the relationship between law and freedom and the ontological and historical foundations of human rights.

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

Knows the structure, content of the law, how it is questioned philosophically and basic human rights
Develops philosophical inquiry through human rights and law
Distinguishes the foundations and contrasts of Natural Law and Positive Law
Compares the different theories of society contract that philosophers have revealed
Analyzes philosophical theories about the ontological and historical foundations of human rights from a critical point of view

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Philosophy of law and introduction to human rights Lecture / Discussion
2 Reading Platon: State and Laws Lecture / Discussion
3 Reading Aristoteles: Politics Lecture / Discussion
4 Reading Natural Law Lecture / Discussion
5 Reading Positive Law Lecture / Discussion
6 Reading Hobbes and Locke: The Social Contract Lecture / Discussion
7 Reading Rousseau: The Social Contract Lecture / Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Revision of the semester Lecture / Discussion
10 Reading Hegel: Principles of Philosophy of Law Lecture / Discussion
11 Reading Marx: regarding the Jewish problem Lecture / Discussion
12 Reading The relationship between human rights and natural law Lecture / Discussion
13 Reading Ontological Bases of Human Rights Lecture / Discussion
14 Reading Habermas: Three Normative Model of Democracy Lecture / Discussion
15 Reading Iris Marion Young: communication and the other– beyond the negotiant democracy Lecture / Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Platon. (2000). Devlet. (Trns. Sabahattin Eyupoglu – M. Ali Cimcoz) Istanbul: Is Bankasi Publications
Platon. (1998). Yasalar Cilt I ve II. (Trns. Saffet Babur) Istanbul: Kabalci
Aristoteles. (2000). Politika. (Trns. Mete Tuncay). Istanbul: Remzi Bookstore
Thomas Hobbes. (2001). Leviathan. (Trns. Semih Lim). Istanbul: YKY
Hegel. (2004). Hukuk Felsefesinin Prensipleri. (Trns. Cenap Karakaya) Istanbul: Sosyal
Seyla Benhabib (Yayina Hazirlayan). (1999). Demokrasi ve Farklilik. (Trns. Zeynep Gurata, Cem Gursel). Demokrasi Bookstore
Pound, Roscoe, and Marshall L. DeRosa. (2017). An introduction to the philosophy of law. London: Routledge.

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 12 4 48
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 6 6
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4 4
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0