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POLITICAL AND LEGAL SYSTEMS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
UTI317 POLITICAL AND LEGAL SYSTEMS 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 introduce several political and legal systems and improve the aptitude to compare these systems.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include basic political systems, variables used in the comparison of systems, democratic systems: England, democratic systems: France, democratic systems: Germany, democratic systems: Japan, democratic systems: Russia, Post-Communist systems: China, developing countries: India, developing countries: Brazil, developing countries: Turkey, heterodox totalitarian countries: Iran and North Korea, and superpower: United States of America.

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

Classify political systems around the world in accordance with their legal bases.
Categorize variables used in the comparison of systems by exemplifying a country.
Compare political systems by exemplifying them with three developed and developing countries.
Distinguish between systems politically adopted by countries.
Examine legal systems in developed and developing countries

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Basic Political Systems Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Variables Used in The Comparison of Systems Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Democratic Systems: England Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Democratic Systems: France Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading Democratic Systems: Germany Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Democratic Systems: Japan Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Post-Communist systems: Russia Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Post-Communist systems: China Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Developing Countries: India Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Developing Countries: Brazil Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading Developing Countries: Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading Heterodox Totalitarian Countries: Iran And North Korea Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading Superpower: United States of America. Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading General Revision Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Aykac, B. ve Durgun, S. (2015). Cagdas Siyasal Sistemler. Ankara: Alter Publications.
Yayla, A. (2014). Karsilastirmali Siyasal Sistemler. 1st Edition, Ankara: Adres Publications.
Yoldas, Y. (2013). Sistem Kuramı. Istanbul: Derin Publications.
Tagma, K. (2002). Siyasi Sistemler Yonetim Modelleri ve Turkiye. 1st Edition, Istanbul: Timas Publications.
Malleson ,K. and Moules, R. (2010).The Legal System. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
Buran, H. (2009). Siyasal Rejim Sınıflamalarının Yeniden Gözden Geçirilmesi Üzerine, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi, V. 14, N.1, ss. 69-97.

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 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 4 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0