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CONCEPTS IN DEMOCRACY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY315 CONCEPTS IN DEMOCRACY 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 knowledge and theoretical infrastructure to analyze the world and Turkey from a comparative perspective in the light of prominent theories in democracy, which is a main subject of political science and contemporary societies.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include subjects as in the concept of democracy, definitions of democracy, classical theories of democracy, modern theories of democracy, Turkey and democracy.

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

Explain basic principles and qualities of democracy.
Relate between modern theories of democracy and precursor theories of democracy.
Compare theories of democracy.
Interpret general principles of democracy by using knowledge of theories of democracy.
Identify modern theories of democracy.
Categorize theories of democracy from a historical and political perspective.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Democracy Concept, Content of Democracy, Basic Principles of Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Democracy Concepts (Aristo, Montesquieu, Rousseau) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Democracy Concepts (Tocqueville, Mill, Marx) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Direct and Representative Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Protective and Innovative Democracy Approaches Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Modern Democracy Concepts: Liberal Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Modern Democracy Concepts: Public Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Modern Democracy Concepts: Social Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Modern Democracy Concepts: Elitist Democracy – Economic Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Modern Democracy Concepts: Pluralistic Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Modern Democracy Concepts: Participatory Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Modern Democracy Concepts: Radical Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Turkey and Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Dahl, R. A. (2001). Demokrasi Ustune, Istanbul: Phoenix
Tanilli, S. (2007). Devlet ve Demokrasi, Istanbul: Alkim
Schmidt, M.G. (2002). Demokrasi Kuramlarına Giris, (trns. Koktas E.) Vadi Publications.
Dahl, R. A. (2000). On Democracy, New Heaven: Yale University Press

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 2 2
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 0 126
Total Workload of the Course Unit 126
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0