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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 Coordinator: 
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: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam

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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.

1, 3, 5, 6, 7

1

A

2) He / She categorizes and evaluates political events by using basic concepts.

1, 3, 5, 6, 7

1, 2

A

3) He / She distinguishes principle ideological approaches

1, 3, 5, 6, 7

1, 2

A

4) He / She begins to comprehend and explain the reasons behind certain developments.

1, 3, 5, 6, 7

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

Documents

www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Assignments

 

Exams

 

 
 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Quizzes

-

-

Assignment

-

-

Final examination

1

60

Total

 

100

Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade

 

60

Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade

 

40

Total

 

100

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

To be able to define basic concepts, theories, methods and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.

 

 

X

 

 

2

To demonstrate the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient team work in the production process in the radio, television and cinema fields.

 

 

 

 

 

3

To be able to create media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing current knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.

 

X

 

 

 

4

Manifesting professional knowledge and skills in different fields of radio, television and cinema fields such as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management locally and globally.

 

 

 

 

 

5

To develop an understanding of responsible broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.

 

 

 

X

 

6

To be able to use the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.

 

 

 

X

 

7

To evaluate radio, television and cinema fields in a wide range of cultural, economic and social relations from an institutional structuring to their products with an analytical and critical approach.

 

 

 

 

X

8

To have the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.

 

 

 

 

 

9

To be able to design original projects in radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments and ideas in the fields of art, culture and media at national and global levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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