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INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBU109 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 2 3 3 4

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 : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. SEMİHA ÜMİT ARAT

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: Objectives of the course is to teach general concepts related to political science to provide independent thought and to convey basic information about political life to students.
Contents of the Course Unit: The contents of the course include; the meaning of concepts such as politics, power, legitimacy and authority; birth of modern state; nationalism; contemporary political ideologies; different forms of government such as democracy and authoritarianism; political culture; the organization and functioning of legislative and executive bodies; political parties; interest groups.

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

List ideas, thoughts, theories and approaches in political science.
Identify the elements of political science.
Recall and spell the theories, thinkers, and developments that are accepted as the basis for political science and its subdisciplines.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading and literature review Introduction to Political Science, preliminary information on the basic concepts of course and the content. Narration, discussion
2 Reading and literature review What is Politics? Different definitions of Politics. Definition of Political Science and basic approaches. Definition of concepts such as Model-Theory and Paradigm and their relation with political science. Narration, discussion
3 Reading and literature review What is State? Different definitions of state. Duty of state. Threats on the sovereignty of state. Narration, discussion
4 Reading and literature review Political Power Narration, discussion
5 Reading and literature review The Legitimacy of Political Power Narration, discussion
6 Reading and literature review Social Layers Narration, discussion
7 Reading and literature review The Governing and the Governed Narration, discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading and literature review Political Participation Narration, discussion
10 Reading and literature review Public Opinion Narration, discussion
11 Reading and literature review Political Parties: Different political party types and party systems. Narration, discussion
12 Reading and literature review Political Parties: Different political party types and party systems. Narration, discussion
13 Reading and literature review Pressure Groups Narration, discussion
14 Reading and literature review Political Ideologies Narration, discussion
15 Reading and literature review Political Ideologies Narration, discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Kapani, M. (2017). Politika Bilimine Giriş. Ankara:BB101 Yayınları.
Heywood, A. (2013). Siyaset. 3. Baskı. Ankara: Adres Yayınları.
Öztekin, A. (2016). Siyaset Bilimine Giriş. 10. Baskı. Ankara: Siyasal Kitabevi.
Taşkın, Y. (2014). Siyaset: Kavramlar, Kurumlar, Süreçler. 1. Baskı. İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
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
Explain the basic concepts of Social Service, working fields and application frameworks.
0
2
Uses up-to-date information on Social Service field by associating it with the theory and application information of Social Service.
2

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Establish the link between the application frameworks of Social Service.
0
2
Evaluate the developments in the field of migration, globalization and human rights in the new world by using the theoretical knowledge in the field.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the research methods related to the field of Social Service, concludes scientific conclusions about social problems.
1
2
Examine the spatial legislation of Social Service and develop new strategies for implementation.
4

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Solve the problems specific to the field of Social Service according to scientific data.
0
2
Conduct trainings for individual, family and society by using advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Social Service.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop his / her competence in this area by taking the leadership role in working with individuals, groups and society and taking responsibility as a team member.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describes a life worthy of dignity of the person who is the subject of social service science.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Configures the communication between institutions in order to solve the problems.
0
2
Uses the educational role in the social service area.
0
3
Produces projects that will increase the consciousness level of the society.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Collaborate with other professionals in the work team through an interdisciplinary approach at the stage of Social Service intervention
2
2
Acts as a social worker in accordance with the laws, regulations and professional ethics rules.
2
3
Organize their work in accordance with their rights and responsibilities as an individual.
0

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 3 21
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 3 15
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 106
Total Workload of the Course Unit 106
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,2
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0