|Course Title||Code||Semester||L+P Hour||Credits||ECTS|
|Political Parties and Election System *||POLS 313||5||3||3||5|
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
|Recommended Optional Programme Components||None|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Course Level||First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)|
|Course Coordinator||Asst.Prof.Dr. Yüksel Alper ECEVİT|
To examine the functioning of the Political Parties and the party systems, to assess how the electoral systems differ and their relation to political party systems.
The structure of political parties, their origins, covers all theoretical and experimental studies of transferring presentations and readings about the changes in the party system and the electoral system.
|Course's Contribution To Program|
|No||Program Learning Outcomes||Contribution|
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
Develops critical thinking skills.
|1||Definition of Political Parties||Reading|
|2||Evolution of Political Parties||Reading|
|3||Political Party Organizations||Reading|
|4||Politics within Political Parties||Reading|
|5||Party Systems and Social Cleavages||Reading|
|6||Party Systems and Electoral Competition||Reading|
|7||Party System Change||Reading|
|8||Midterm Exam||Studying for Exam|
|11||Candidate Nomination and Candidate Characteristics||Reading|
|12||Majoritarian Electoral Systems||Reading|
|13||Proportional Representation Systems||Reading|
|15||Election System Reforms||Reading|
|16-17||Final Exam||Studying for Exam|
|Recommended or Required Reading|