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ULS2001 THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHTS 3+0+0 ECTS:6
Year / Semester Second 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
LecturerASSOC. PROF. DR. İsmail KÖSE
Co-LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. İsmail KÖSE,
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
Objective of this course is to provide basic information about imergence and development process of near-term political thinking.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

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

LO - 1 :

analyze the contribution of the emergence of liberal thought to individual freedoms.

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

1

LO - 2 :

interpret the relations between political thoughts and revolutions

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

1

LO - 3 :

examine the conditions which give rise to totalitarian ideas.

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

1

LO - 4 :

understand the dangers which domcracies may face with.

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

Development of political thought after 18th century. Montesquieu and J.J. Rousseau's views, the French Revolution and its impact to political thought, emergence of ideas wich react liberalism. Babeuf, Fichte and Hegel's ideas, emergence of contemporary totalitarian thought and its effects, Fascism, Marxism and National Socialism, Anarchism, Syndicalism and Leninism and it effects.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Montesquieu

 Week 2

J.J. Rousseau

 Week 3

Joseph Sieyes

 Week 4

Babeuf, Edmund Burke

 Week 5

Augusto Comte- Fichte

 Week 6

Benjamin Constant

 Week 7

Alexis De Tocquevilli

 Week 8

Socialism before Marxism: Charles Fourier-Robert Owen, Saint Simon

 Week 9

Midterm exam

 Week 10

Marxism

 Week 11

 Week 12

Quiz

 Week 13

Revisionism-Revolutionary Syndicalism

 Week 14

Fascism and National Socialism

 Week 15

General assessment

 Week 16

End-of-term exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Göze, A. 2000; Siyasal Düşünceler ve Yöntemler, BETAŞ Yayınları, İstanbul

 

Recommended Reading

1Heywood A. 2007; Siyasi İdeolojiler, İstanbul

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

20/11/2017

1

50

End-of-term exam

16

18/01/2018

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)

5

14

70

Own (personal) studies outside class

7

14

98

Laboratory studies

0

0

0

Own study for first mid-term exam

5

2

10

Mid-term exam

2

1

2

Practice

0

0

0

Clinic Practice

0

0

0

Homework

0

0

0

Project

0

0

0

Quiz

2

1

2

Own study for final exam

2

2

4

End-of-term exam

2

1

2

Other 1

0

0

0

Other 2

0

0

0

Total work load

188