|Course Title||Code||Semester||L+P Hour||Credits||ECTS|
|Introduction to Political Science *||POLZ 101||1||3||3||6|
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
|Recommended Optional Programme Components||None|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Course Level||First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)|
|Course Coordinator||Assoc.Prof.Dr. Aslı ILGIT|
This course has two primary goals: 1) to provide you with basic introductory and historical information, analytical tools and knowledge that will be useful in comprehending the complex dynamics of politics and political science, 2) to help you understand the main features of politics in modern-state.
This course aims to introduce you to the basic concepts, structures and processes of politics. It focuses on various political structures, institutions and actors within the general framework of modern-state.
|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||Introduction and Overview||Lecture and Discussion|
|2||Understanding Politics||Lecture and Discussion|
|3||Political Ideas and Ideologies||Lecture and Discussion|
|4||Political Ideas and Ideologies||Lecture and Discussion|
|5||Politics and the State||Lecture and Discussion|
|6||Nation and Nationalism||Lecture and Discussion|
|7||Democracy and Legitimacy||Lecture and Discussion|
|9||Governments, Systems and Regimes||Lecture and Discussion|
|10||Parties and Party Systems||Lecture and Discussion|
|11||Groups, Interests and Movements||Lecture and Discussion|
|12||Political Executives and Leadership||Lecture and Discussion|
|13||Political Culture||Lecture and Discussion|
|14||Global Politics||Lecture and Discussion|
|Recommended or Required Reading|