|Course Title||Code||Semester||L+P Hour||Credits||ECTS|
|Contemporary Political Ideologies *||POLS 308||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 Coordinator||Asst.Prof.Dr. Özden Selcen ÖZMELEK|
The main objective of this course is to analyse the emergence and evolutions of contemporary political ideologies within the framework of the political and social life. In this context, it is aimed to provide studens with the knowledge for the analysis of local, national and international political and social issues in terms of political ideologies.
Political ideologies are systems of ideas and beliefs that simplify political and social life and provide guides for political action. In this course, we will examine the major ideologies that impact political and social life at the international, national and individual levels, focusing on their historical developments, their major tenants, and their applications to the political world and contemporary society.
|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: Conceptualizing Ideology||Reading assignment|
|2||Liberalisms I: Basic Tenets of Liberalism||Reading assignment|
|3||Liberalisms II: Classical Liberalism, Neo-Liberalism||Reading assignment|
|5||Socialism and Communism||Reading assignment|
|6||Nationalism||Reading assignment, homework|
|7||Anarchism||Reading assignment, homework|
|8||Mid-Term Exam||Studying for exam|
|11||Ecologism||Reading assignment, homework|
|12||Religious fundamentalism||Reading assignment, homework|
|13||Multiculturalism||Reading assignment, homework|
|14||The End of isms, The End of History Postmodernism, an ideology||Reading assignment, homework|
|15||General Review||Reading assignment, homework|
|16-17||Term Exams||Studying for exam|
|Recommended or Required Reading|