COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Political Institutions POLS   302 6 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
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Goals
Includes presentations and readings of the institutions in the democratic and non-democratic systems in detail.
Content
To examine political institutions with institutional approach theories and to develop a critical approach to the results

Learning Outcomes
1) Gaining the ability of reading and learning basic information and thinking with theoretical approaches.
2) Gaining Ability to identify problems and solve problems.
3) Political institutions are detailed.
4) Gaining Analytical thinking, Economic and political inquiry skills
5) Gainining wriring and research skills.
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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.
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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.
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3
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.
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.
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7
Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
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8
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 Introduction to Political Institutions Reading Lecture
2 Democracies and its Varieties Reading Lecture
3 Functions of Political Parties Reading Lecture
4 Behaviour of Political Parties Reading Lecture
5 Electoral Systems Reading Lecture
6 Party Systems and Redistribution Reading Lecture
7 Economic Effects of Political Institutions Reading Lecture
8 Midterm
9 Comparative Constitutions Reading Lecture
10 Presidential Systems Reading Lecture
11 Parliamentary Systems Reading Lecture
12 Judicial Systems Reading Lecture
13 Legislative Organizations Reading Lecture
14 Federalizm and Decentralization Reading Lecture
15 Endogenous Institutions Reading Lecture
16-17 Final Exam

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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