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TURKISH CONSTITUTIONAL LAW PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
POL108 TURKISH CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 2 3 3 7

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to improve aptitude for analyzing the state concept and types of states, governmental systems and democracy concepts after the constitution concept is examined within the scope of general principles in constitution law. It also aims to improve aptitude for evaluating constitutional developments in Ottoman Empire, constitutional developments in Republic Period, fundamental rights and freedoms originated from 1982 Constitution, restrictions of them under the title Turkish constitutional law and characteristics of principle organs of Turkish Government.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the birth of constitutional concept, development of it and constitutional movements in Turkey together with constitutional systems in principal states of the world, the legal system originated from 1982 Constitution in comparison with Turkish constitutions applied in previous periods.

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

1. Explain systematics and basic concepts of constitution law. (1)
2. Describe the formation process of constitution by using primary constituent power and derived constituent power concepts. (2)
3. Compare and contrast different types of states in a critical approach. (4)
4. Illustrate differences among different types of states, legal structures and regimes with legal concepts and indicate them. (3)
5. Name and state systematic form of basic rights and liberties and basic rights and liberties protected by Turkish Republic Constitution. (1)
6. Interpret basic organs and principles taking role in the running of Turkish Republic over current reforms and legal developments. (2)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Introduction to Course Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Constituent Power • Primary Constituent Power • Derived Constituent Power Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law State Concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Monarchy and Republic Concepts Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Unitary State and Associated State Concepts • Confederation • Federation • Unitary State Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Government Systems Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Democracy Concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Elections Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Constitutional Developments in Ottoman Empire Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Constitutional Developments in Republic Period Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Fundamental Rights and Liberties and Restrictions of Fundamental Rights and Liberties Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Legislative Organ Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Executive Organ Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Kemal Gozler Constitutional Law Judicial Organ, Constitutional Jurisdiction and Amendment of Constitution Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Gozler, K. (2000), Constitutional Law, Ekin Publications.
Gozler, K. (2018), Brief Constitutional Law, Ekin Publications.
T.R. Constitution

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 theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
3
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
2
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.
4

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
3
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
2
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.
2

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
3
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
1
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.
3

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
2
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
5
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
0
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
5
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
1
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
1
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
4
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
1
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.
4

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 0 0 0
Preliminary & Further Study 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
Preparation for the Final Exam 0 0 0
Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 0 0 0
Total Workload of the Course Unit 0
Workload (h) / 25.5 0
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 0,0