INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSE IDENTIFICATION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION
||Name of the Course Unit
||In-Class Hours (T+P)
||INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
Objectives and Contents
||Objective 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.
||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.