COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Introduction to Comparative Politics POLZ   201 3 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 Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Yüksel Alper ECEVİT
Instructors
LEVENT DUMAN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To study the political developments in various countries in a comparative perspective and to teach students to approach these developments critically.
Content
The content of the course includes readings and presentations on issues such as the functioning of democratic systems, political culture, and institutional approach.

Learning Outcomes
1) Students who take this course will have a deep understanding of the internal political dynamics of different countries
2) Students who take this course will be able to make internal political analysis with comparative method
3) Students who take this course will have the opportunity to closely monitor developments in world politics.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
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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.
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Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
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Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
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Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
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In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
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Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
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Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
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Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
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10
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
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Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
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Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
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Develops critical thinking skills.
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 The Evolution of Comparative Politics None Lecture
Discussion
2 Comparative method Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
3 Democracy and Democratization Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
4 Electoral Systems Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
5 Voting Behaviour Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
6 Political Parties Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
7 Political Party Systems Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
8 Midterm exam Studying for exam Testing
9 Candidate Nomination Procedures Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
10 Political Culture Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
11 Modernization Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
12 Authoritarian Systems Reading assignment Lecture
Discussion
13 Case Study: UK Making presentation Discussion
Case Study
14 Case Study: Germany Making presentation Discussion
Case Study
15 Case Study: Iran Making presentation Discussion
Case Study
16-17 Final exam Studying for exam Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources