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INT1001 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 3+0+0 ECTS:6
Year / Semester First Year / Fall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusCompulsory
DepartmentINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. Alper Tolga BULUT
Co-Lecturer
Language of instruction English
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
THE AIM IS TO INTRODUCE THE STUDENTS TO THE COMPREHENSION OF DIFFERENT METHODS IN PS, HOW PRESIDENTIAL AND PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEMS WORK, HOW VOTERS BEHAVE ACCORDING TO ELECTORAL SYSTEMS.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

Learn the main institütions and the system of government.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 2 :

Understand key terms as liberal democracy, parliamentary democracy and representative democracy.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 3 :

Comprehend the main sources that can shape the political culture.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 4 :

Expand their knowledge regarding elections and voting behaviour.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 5 :

Expand their knowledge regarding elections and voting behaviour.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 6 :

Draw a line between the responsibilities of central and local government.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA : Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 

Contents of the Course

QUANTATIVE AND QUALITATIVE METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, DıFFERENT ELECTORAL SYSTEMS, RATIONAL CHOICE AND INSTITUTIONAL THEORIES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, PRESIDENTIAL AND PARLIAMENTERY SYSTEMS.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Introduction Political Science

 Week 2

Pattern of government

 Week 3

Assemblies

 Week 4

Constitution

 Week 5

Political parties

 Week 6

Elections and voting behaviour

 Week 7

political ideologies

 Week 8

Democracy

 Week 9

Midterm exam

 Week 10

political participation

 Week 11

Policy process

 Week 12

Interests groups

 Week 13

Local government

 Week 14

States (I)

 Week 15

States (II)

 Week 16

End of term exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Garner, Robert, 2009, Introduction to politics, Oxford University Press, London

 

Recommended Reading

1Heyword, Andrew, 2004, Politics, Macmillan, London

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

14.11.2017

1

50

End-of-term exam

16

04.01.2018

1

50

 

Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work

Duration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term

Lectures (face to face teaching)

3

14

42

Own (personal) studies outside class

6

14

84

Own study for first mid-term exam

20

1

20

Mid-term exam

1

1

1

Own study for final exam

20

1

20

End-of-term exam

1

1

1

Total work load

168