COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Introduction To Political Science * ILT   102 2 3 3 4

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Assoc.Prof.Dr. İlker ÖZDEMİR
Instructors
Doç.Dr.İLKER ÖZDEMİR1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
This course aims at familiarizing the students with the basic concepts of political science It also aims at showing the relations of these concepts with the communication studies. This course also provides the students with an awareness of the embeddedness of politics in citizenss daily activities.
Content
The main content of this course is the basic concepts related poltics and political science. Politics as the state affairs and power relations will be hamdled separately. Political concepts, political institutions and main political thougts will be explained and open to discuss. The topics covered in this course are; the development of modern nation-state; fundamental of the classical and contemporary ideologies; policy-making role of the state; relationship between the state and the citizen; democratic and non-democratic governments and constitutional design of government .

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Explains the basic concepts of the field, communication patterns, communication and cultural functions within the framework of communication as the basis of Communication Studies.
X
2
Recognizes the national and global communication systems, the basic concepts, theories and principles.
X
3
Holds information related to the fields as a basis; Instrumental Social Communications (Radio, TV, Film, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism) within a terminological frame (=teleological) (Public Sphere, Public Opinion, Cultural Production Areas, Ci
X
4
Has the knowledge and skills to use and/or explain how communication works in every aspect in different cultures, from individual to group, mass, institutional communication within the major tools of communication.
X
5
Distinguishes non-scientific knowledge from the scientific method, and follows technological innovations in the field with the updated work.
X
6
From an interdisciplinary perspective, acknowledged the concept of communication to synthesize information that Communication Studies has background from different areas like, Sociology, History, Psychology, Linguistics, Political Sciences, Anthropology a
X
7
Produces thoughts and knowledge to understand and solve communication problems encountered in size of individual to global communications.
X
8
As a requirement of competence to communicate effectively, has the ability to express himself/herself up, facing the people with correct understanding in environments in which he/she is capable of empathy sets.
X
9
Organizes and/or actively participates in the social, artistic and cultural activities, reports events.
X
10
Follows the local, national and international events with critical comments.
X
11
Is able to work in the group as well as having the competence of the individual work
X
12
Develops a sense of responsibility towards the society, as individuals, develops projects for the benefit of the community, leadership and entrepreneurial skills of intellectual exhibitions.
X
13
Improves constantly himself/herself, as well as being open to professional developments in scientific, social, cultural and artistic fields according to his/her interests and abilities, identifying needs of learning
X
14
Has rational thinking skills, creative thinking in written, oral, visual and so on, as well as using the methods and strategies, for the purpose of communicating thoughts.
X
15
Has at least one foreign language in the European Language Portfolio (B) with the level of using the information in track and communicate with colleagues abroad.
X
16
While accessing all kinds of information, using and transmitting of all other thoughts on the process and in all other practices of the profession strives to comply with ethical requirements and endeavors.
X
17
Has basic skills and use these skills for mediating to the general population methods in the specific praxis areas, such as media literacy,
X
18
Is competent to use required level of knowledge of the area and use of computer software as well as all means of communication (body language, verbal and nonverbal communication, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema, internet and other informa
X
19
Identifies learning needs and future career plan and perform accordingly.
X
20
Has the knowledge of the legal framework related to the field.
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 introduction to course Presentation
2 Frameworks for Understanding Politics Reading
3 What are states Reading
4 concept of power, authority and sovereignty Reading
5 relationship of power and domination Reading and Discussion
6 The basis of the political legitimacy of power, legitimacy theories Reading and Discussion
7 social stratification and political power Reading and Discussion
8 Mid-term Exam owerall files
9 Distinction between rulers and ruled, elites and masses Reading and Discussion
10 politiical participation Reading and Discussion
11 public opinion and The formation of public opinion Reading and Discussion
12 Policy instruments and political parties, Reading and Discussion
13 Typology of political parties Reading and Discussion
14 party systems Reading and Discussion
15 pressure groups types, effects and directions Reading and Discussion
16-17 Final exam owerall files

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources