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Course Code: 
COMM 121
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The course presents an overview of the discipline, including the basic theories, concepts, approaches, and enduring questions of political science. The students learn with a foundation of knowledge and the analytical skills necessary to understand modern politics in historical context.
Course Content: 

Basic politics concepts, political parties and ideologies, political systems and approaches public opinion and propaganda, pressure groups and lobbies, concepts of nation and government.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecturer
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) He / She defines basic concepts of the political science. 3 1 A
2) He / She categorizes and evaluates political events by using basic concepts. 3 1, 2 A
3) He / She distinguishes principle ideological approaches 3, 5 1, 2 A
4) He / She begins to comprehend and explain the reasons behind certain developments. 3, 5 1, 2 A

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction and presentation of the course  
2 Political Culture and birth of institutional politics Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 1: What is Politics?,  ,Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition. pp- 1- 26.
3 Political Ideologies: Traditional and new approaches Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 2: Political Ideas and Ideologies Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition. pp- 27-55.
4 The State: Rival theories and role of the state Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 3: Politics and The State,  Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition.pp- 56-79.

Ferejohn, J. (1999), Accountability and authority: toward a theory of political accountability Democracy, accountability, and representation, Ed. Przeworski, C. Stokes, Manini, Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/r/rousseau/jean_jacques/r864s/

5 Democracy: Models and Practice Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 4: Democracy and Legitimacy, Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition, pp- 80- 107.

Touraine, Alain. (1997), A New Idea (Chapter 1), What is Democracy?, Boulder, CO : WestviewPress

6 Nation and Nationalism Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 5: Nation and Nationalism, Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition.. pp- 108- 127.

Stilz, Anna (2009). Civic Nationalism and Language Policy, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Philosophy & Public Affairs 37, no. 3

7 Government- Systems- Regimes

 

Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 12: Regimes of Modern World, ,Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition. pp- 265- 283.
8 Midterm  
9 Political Parties and culture of organization Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 10: Parties and Party Systems , Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition.. pp- 221- 243.
10 Constitution- Judgment- Parliamentary Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 15: Constitution, Law and Judges, Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition.. pp- 231- 250.
11 Political Participation and Voting Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 9: Representation, Elections and Voting, Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition, pp- 221- 243.
12 Politics, Society and Identity Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 7: Politics, Society and Identity, 4 Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition.. pp- 151- 170.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, “Discourse on the Origins of Inequality...,” http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/Rousseau-inequality2.asp

13 New World Order: Security and Transnational State Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 18: Security: Domestic and International, Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition. pp- 399- 420.

Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 19: World Order and Global Governance, Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition. pp- 421- 442

 

14 Civil Disobedience and Social Changes Civil Disobedience- Henry David Thoureau, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/205/205-h/205-h.htm

 

Zain  & Yusoff (2017), Civil Disobedience: Concept and Practice, Asian Social Science; Vol. 13, No. 8. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318675425 _Civil_Disobedience_Concept_and_Practice

15 Political Culture and MEdia Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. Chapter 8: Political Culture and The Media, Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition. pp- 171- 196.
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Heywood, A. (2013). Politics., Palgrave Macmillian: 4th Edition.
Additional Resources Öğretim Üyesinin sınıf içi sunumları

Touraine, Alain. (1997), A New Idea (Chapter 1), What is Democracy?, Boulder, CO : WestviewPress,.

Ferejohn, J. (1999), Accountability and authority: toward a theory of political accountability Democracy, accountability, and representation, Ed. Przeworski, C. Stokes, Manini, Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/r/rousseau/jean_jacques/r864s/

Stilz, Anna (2009). Civic Nationalism and Language Policy, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Philosophy & Public Affairs 37, no. 3

Civil Disobedience- Henry David Thoureau, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/205/205-h/205-h.htm

Zain  & Yusoff (2017), Civil Disobedience: Concept and Practice, Asian Social Science; Vol. 13, No. 8. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318675425 _Civil_Disobedience_Concept_and_Practice

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, “Discourse on the Origins of Inequality...,” http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/Rousseau-inequality2.asp

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
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Assignments  
Exams  

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 40
Quizzes - -
Assignment - -
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100

 

COURSE CATEGORY Basic Course

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 He/ She defines the basic concepts, principles and theoretical approaches of communication.          
2 He/ She defines the profession of journalism; demonstrate the ability to use, process and disseminate research and knowledge related to that field.          
3 He/ She gains knowledge about interdisciplinary issues and in the light of this information, he/she interprets the social effects and functions of mass media.         X
4 He/ She discusses new concepts and approaches in the media. He/ She interprets these concepts by linking with the profession of journalism at national and international dimensions.          
5 He/ She establishes the connection between the profession of journalism and society, political, legal, cultural, historical and economic development; and analysis the power and states significance of the journalism in contemporary societies.       X  
6 He/ She Interpret the historical development process of media, gain the ability to explain the effects of media on historical events and facts.          
7 He/ She applies the texts and images to different media by using the technical and theoretical discipline acquired in the journalism field.          
8 He/ She debates the organizational, legal and financial structure of media organizations and interprets the media within the framework of legal and ethical codes.          
9 He/ She relates new communication technologies with journalistic practice and applies written and visual content suitable for digital media.          
10 He/ She deals with researching methodology and data generation methods in the field; prepares scientific papers with his/her information on this discipline.          

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 5 70
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignment - - -
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     116
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,64
ECTS Credit of the Course     5