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POLITICAL AND LEGAL SYSTEMS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
UTI317 POLITICAL AND LEGAL SYSTEMS 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 introduce several political and legal systems and improve the aptitude to compare these systems.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include basic political systems, variables used in the comparison of systems, democratic systems: England, democratic systems: France, democratic systems: Germany, democratic systems: Japan, democratic systems: Russia, Post-Communist systems: China, developing countries: India, developing countries: Brazil, developing countries: Turkey, heterodox totalitarian countries: Iran and North Korea, and superpower: United States of America.

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

Classify political systems around the world in accordance with their legal bases.
Categorize variables used in the comparison of systems by exemplifying a country.
Compare political systems by exemplifying them with three developed and developing countries.
Distinguish between systems politically adopted by countries.
Examine legal systems in developed and developing countries

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Basic Political Systems Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Variables Used in The Comparison of Systems Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Democratic Systems: England Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Democratic Systems: France Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading Democratic Systems: Germany Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Democratic Systems: Japan Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Post-Communist systems: Russia Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Post-Communist systems: China Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Developing Countries: India Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Developing Countries: Brazil Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading Developing Countries: Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading Heterodox Totalitarian Countries: Iran And North Korea Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading Superpower: United States of America. Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading General Revision Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Aykac, B. ve Durgun, S. (2015). Cagdas Siyasal Sistemler. Ankara: Alter Publications.
Yayla, A. (2014). Karsilastirmali Siyasal Sistemler. 1st Edition, Ankara: Adres Publications.
Yoldas, Y. (2013). Sistem Kuramı. Istanbul: Derin Publications.
Tagma, K. (2002). Siyasi Sistemler Yonetim Modelleri ve Turkiye. 1st Edition, Istanbul: Timas Publications.
Malleson ,K. and Moules, R. (2010).The Legal System. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
Buran, H. (2009). Siyasal Rejim Sınıflamalarının Yeniden Gözden Geçirilmesi Üzerine, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi, V. 14, N.1, ss. 69-97.

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 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 4 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0