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PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS443 PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS 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 provide students with a basic knowledge and perspective on the analysis of the structure and content of law in the history of philosophy and changes in the understanding of law, the relationship between law and philosophy, similarities, differences and the concepts underlying the philosophy of law and the philosophical and political development of human rights thought.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the relations between philosophy and law, the concepts of rights and justice, natural and positive legal theories, the social contract, the relationship between law and freedom and the ontological and historical foundations of human rights.

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

Knows the structure, content of the law, how it is questioned philosophically and basic human rights
Develops philosophical inquiry through human rights and law
Distinguishes the foundations and contrasts of Natural Law and Positive Law
Compares the different theories of society contract that philosophers have revealed
Analyzes philosophical theories about the ontological and historical foundations of human rights from a critical point of view

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Philosophy of law and introduction to human rights Lecture / Discussion
2 Reading Platon: State and Laws Lecture / Discussion
3 Reading Aristoteles: Politics Lecture / Discussion
4 Reading Natural Law Lecture / Discussion
5 Reading Positive Law Lecture / Discussion
6 Reading Hobbes and Locke: The Social Contract Lecture / Discussion
7 Reading Rousseau: The Social Contract Lecture / Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Revision of the semester Lecture / Discussion
10 Reading Hegel: Principles of Philosophy of Law Lecture / Discussion
11 Reading Marx: regarding the Jewish problem Lecture / Discussion
12 Reading The relationship between human rights and natural law Lecture / Discussion
13 Reading Ontological Bases of Human Rights Lecture / Discussion
14 Reading Habermas: Three Normative Model of Democracy Lecture / Discussion
15 Reading Iris Marion Young: communication and the other– beyond the negotiant democracy Lecture / Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Platon. (2000). Devlet. (Trns. Sabahattin Eyupoglu – M. Ali Cimcoz) Istanbul: Is Bankasi Publications
Platon. (1998). Yasalar Cilt I ve II. (Trns. Saffet Babur) Istanbul: Kabalci
Aristoteles. (2000). Politika. (Trns. Mete Tuncay). Istanbul: Remzi Bookstore
Thomas Hobbes. (2001). Leviathan. (Trns. Semih Lim). Istanbul: YKY
Hegel. (2004). Hukuk Felsefesinin Prensipleri. (Trns. Cenap Karakaya) Istanbul: Sosyal
Seyla Benhabib (Yayina Hazirlayan). (1999). Demokrasi ve Farklilik. (Trns. Zeynep Gurata, Cem Gursel). Demokrasi Bookstore
Pound, Roscoe, and Marshall L. DeRosa. (2017). An introduction to the philosophy of law. 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
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 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