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POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS450 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY 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 enable students to comprehend the social dimension and function of the concept of politics within the framework of their relationship with concepts such as state, power, legitimacy, domination, political structure.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; politics and social function, the field of political sociology, the concept of political power and the state, the definition of power - domination, the definition of authority and legitimacy of Weber, the appearance of the state in the Turkish political tradition, the types of government, the political elites and the public, the electoral and propaganda issues and active citizenship.

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

Compares the state structure in Turkey with the examples in the world.
Analyzes voter behaviour by taking into account the social factors.
Distinguishes the social function of politics.
Argues the concept of active citizenship on view in Turkey.
Evaluates the relationship between politics and other social institutions from a sociological perspective.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Politics concept and its social function Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading Political sociology and its field basic approaches Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading Political power and the state Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading Power and domination Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Weber; authority and legitimacy Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Weber; authority and legitimacy Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading State in the Turkish political tradition Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading State in the Turkish political tradition Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading The types of government Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Formation of the political elites and the public Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Election and propaganda Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Active Citizenship Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading Active Citizenship Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading General Revision Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Vergin, Nur. (2016). Siyasetin sosyolojisi: kavramlar, tanimlar, yaklasimlar. Istanbul: Dogan Bookstore
Karpat, Kemal H. (2018). Turk siyasi tarihi siyasal sistemin evrimi. İstanbul: Timas Publications
Sariipek, B. (2006). “Sosyal vatandaşlık ve gunumuzde yasadigi donuşum: Aktif vatandaslik (sosyal politika acisindan bir degerlendirme)”. Calisma ve Toplum, 9, pp. 67-95.
Weber, Max. (2017). Meslek olarak siyaset. Bursa: Biblos
Horowitz, Irving Louis. (2018) Foundations of political sociology. 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