|Course Title||Code||Semester||L+P Hour||Credits||ECTS|
|Introduction to Turkish Politics *||POLZ 202||4||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||Res.Asst. Dr. Ayşe Duygu TANRIVERDİ|
The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the contextual framework of politics and policy-making in modern Turkey.
This course is compulsory for all second-year students of international relations. The main objective of the course is to introduce students to general introduction to politics and policy in modern Turkey, with particular reference to institutional structure of the State. It also intends to analyze party politics and major issues in domestic politics of Turkey.
|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 to course||None|
|2||An Overview of the Ottoman Political and Institutional Legacy||Reading assignment|
|3||Republican Period I||Reading assignment|
|4||Republican Period II||Reading assignment|
|5||Turkeys democratisation: political institutions||Reading assignment, homework|
|6||Turkeys democratisation: constitution-making processes||Reading assignment|
|7||Experiencing the Breakdown of Democracy||Reading assignment, homework|
|8||Mid-term exam||Studying for exam|
|9||Democratic Consolidation: Modernisation, Democratisation and the Challenges||Reading assignment|
|10||Turkish foreign policy: Bridging between the Middle East and Turkey||Reading assignment|
|11||Turkish foreign policy: Turkish-Greek Relations||Reading assignment, homework|
|12||Europeanisation process in Turkey: overview of reform process since 1999||Reading assignment|
|13||Civil society and human rights in Turkey||Reading assignment|
|14||Social and mass media in Turkey||Reading assignment, homework|
|15||Course evaluation and discussion||Reading assignment|
|16-17||Final Exam||Studying for exam|
|Recommended or Required Reading|