COURSE INFORMATON
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 Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Özden Selcen ÖZMELEK
Instructors
 
Assistants
Goals
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.
Content
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.

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 Introduction: Conceptualizing Ideology Reading assignment
2 Liberalisms I: Basic Tenets of Liberalism Reading assignment
3 Liberalisms II: Classical Liberalism, Neo-Liberalism Reading assignment
4 Conservatism 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
9 Fascism Reading assignment
10 Feminism Reading assignment
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
Textbook
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