COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Electoral Engineering * POLS   415 7 3 3 6

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 evaluate the different electoral systems and to create the ideal electoral system for different societies
Content
It includes readings and presentations that evaluate the electoral systems and electoral processes and evaluate the theoretical studies on them with a critical view.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
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 to Elections Reading
2 Turnouts Reading
3 Party Identification Reading
4 Social Class and Social Cleavages Reading
5 Economic Voting Reading
6 Strategic Voting Reading
7 The Impact of Leader Reading
8 Midterm Studying for Exam
9 Media and Campaigns Reading
10 The Geography of Voting Reading
11 Electoral Systems Reading
12 Majoritarian Systems Reading
13 Proportional Representation Systems Reading
14 Mixed Systems Reading
15 Case Studies Reading
16-17 Final Exam Studying for Exam

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources