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INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSE IDENTIFICATION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
POL109 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 1 3 3 4

Objectives and Contents

Objectives: 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.
Content: 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.