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LOCAL POLITICS AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY428 LOCAL POLITICS AND LEADERSHIP 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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to improve aptitude for examining the relations between local governments and democracy by taking into consideration the elements of local politics and questioning the element of leadership in local politics.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects as in the management of local administrations, the difference between political and administrative decentralisation, local political mechanisms, approaches to urban politics, leadership in urban politics, communication strategies in local elections and the effect of leadership on voter behaviour.

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

Explain the basic concepts of local politics and leadership.
Identify the organs and mechanisms of local politics.
Relate between local political theories and voter behaviour.
Compare the local practices of politics in the world.
Differentiate the differences between political and administrative decentralisation.
Relate between the European Charter of Local Self-Government and Self-Government Implementations of Local Governments in Turkey.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the Course and the Syllabus, Importance of Local Administrations in Politics Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Management of Local Administrations Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The Difference Between Political and Administrative Decentralisation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Political Decentralisation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Local Political Mechanisms and Organs Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Participation in Urban Administration Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Local Administrations and Democracy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Urban Politics Approaches: Functionalism, Empirical Researches, Liberal Pluralism, Marxist Approaches Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Political Decentralisation and Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Local Self-Government, Condition of Self-Government in Europe Local Administrations and Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Leadership in Urban Politics Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Communication Strategies in Local Elections and The Effect of Leadership on Voter Behaviour Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Case Studies on Local Politics Around The World: England, USA, France, Germany Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Keles, R. (2016). Yerinden Yonetim ve Siyaset, Istanbul, Cem Publications, 10th Edition
Kiris H., Gul H., Nergiz N., Gokdayi I. (2014). Turkiye’de Yerel Yonetimler ve Yerel Siyaset, Detay Publications
Parlak B. (2010). Yerel Yonetimler Yerel Siyaset ve Kentsel Politikalar, IV. Kamu Yonetimi Sempozyumu Bildiriler Kitabi Dora Publications

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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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 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 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0