COURSE INFORMATON
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 Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Yüksel Alper ECEVİT
Instructors
1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
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.
Content
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.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
X
2
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.
X
3
Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
X
4
Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
X
5
Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
X
6
In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
X
7
Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
X
8
Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
X
9
Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
X
10
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
X
11
Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
X
12
Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
X
13
Develops critical thinking skills.
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
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
9 Coalition Theories Reading
10 Duvergers Law Reading
11 Candidate Nomination and Candidate Characteristics Reading
12 Majoritarian Electoral Systems Reading
13 Proportional Representation Systems Reading
14 Mixed Systems Reading
15 Election System Reforms Reading
16-17 Final Exam Studying for Exam

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources