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PUBLIC BUREAUCRACY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY431 PUBLIC BUREAUCRACY 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 examination of the concept of bureaucracy and its theories and the development process of public bureaucracy in Turkey.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as the concept of Bureaucracy, theoretic approaches, the relationship between the state and bureaucracy, the development of bureaucracy and its relationship with politics in Turkey.

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

Define the different meanings of bureaucracy.
Interpret the different theoretical comprehensions (Classical Liberal Theory, Liberal Pluralistic Theory, Elitist Theory, Marxist Theory) for the concept of bureaucracy.
Analyze the development and nature of the state and its relation with bureaucracy.
Discuss the relationship between the bureaucracy and politics in the historical context.
Summarize the development stages of bureaucracy in Turkey historically.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the Course and the Syllabus Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Defining the Bureaucracy Concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Historical Development of Bureaucracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Introduction to Bureaucracy Theories: Classical Liberal Theory and Bureaucracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading Liberal Pluralistic Theory and Bureaucracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Elitist Theory and Bureaucracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Marxist Theory and Bureaucracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Introduction to Weber Bureaucracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Weber Bureaucracy II Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
11 Reading Bureaucracy and Power Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
12 Reading Development Process of Bureaucracy in Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
13 Reading Relations Between Bureaucracy and Politics in Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
14 Reading Relations Between Bureaucracy and Politics in Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
15 Reading General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Heper, M (1982). Burokrasi, Cumhuriyet Donemi Turkiye Ansiklopedisi. Volume 2. page 290‐297. Istanbul: Iletisim.
Farazmand, A. (2009) “Bureaucracy, Administration, and Politics: An Introduction”, in A. Farazmand (ed.) Bureaucracy and Administration, CRC Press, pp. 1-18.
Weber, M. (1946) “Bureaucracy” in HH. Gerth and C. Wright Mills (eds) From Max Weber: Essays in Essays in Sociology. Oxford University Press. pp. 80-85.

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 14 2 28
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 4 5 20
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 5 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0