ECTS - Turkey`s Political Structure

Turkey`s Political Structure (KAM519) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Turkey`s Political Structure KAM519 Area Elective 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Tuğba Gürçel Akdemir
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course deals with the Ottoman legacy, the establishment of the Republic, and the political, social and economic changes experienced by the Turkish Republic in a historical pattern. It examines the main political features that have existed and evolved over time, from the establishment of Turkey to the present. It deals with the political structure of Turkey by considering the relations between social classes, strata, ethnic groups, military and civil bureaucracy. Students are expected to develop an analytical perspective on Turkey's major political issues, events, institutions and processes. The aim of the course is to provide the basic information necessary to make political analysis in Turkey. It is aimed to produce scientific approaches about the current situation by examining Turkey's recent past.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Gains knowledge about the main political issues, events, actors, institutions and processes regarding the political structure of Turkey and develops an analytical perspective.
Course Content Social classes and layers; ethnic groups; civil and military bureaucracies.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the course. -
2 The heritage of the Ottoman Empire. Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
3 National independence movement and the proclamation of the republic (1919-1923). Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
4 Political life, society and economy in the single party era (1923-1945). Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
5 Transition to the multi-party era and Democrat Party period (1945-1960). Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
6 1960 military intervention. Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
7 1961 Constitution and ideologies (1960's). Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
8 1971 military intervention and social life (1970's). Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
9 1980 military intervention. Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
10 Re-structuring of social and economic life (1980's). Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
11 1990's and the February 28th Process. Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
12 Political Islam and secularism. Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
13 European Union integration processes and democratization. Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.
14 Turkey's today and tomorrow. Ders kaynaklarındaki ilgili bölümler.


Course Book 1. Ahmad, F. (2002) Modern Türkiye’nin Oluşumu. İstanbul: Kaynak Yayınları.
2. Zurcher, E. J. (2008) Modernleşen Türkiye’nin Tarihi. İstanbul: İletişim.
3. Heper, M. (2015) Türkiye’de Devlet Geleneği. Ankara: Doğu Batı Yayınları.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 10 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 12 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methodology of international relations.
2 Acquiring the skills of analyzing international relations from a theoretical level.
3 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the recent either global or national political events.
4 Acquiring different perspectives on international relations.
5 Improving the ability to make analyses about the current and future prospects of global and regional actors.
6 Developing relevant academic and applied research skills in political areas.
7 To improve the academic writing skills pertaining to the academic area.
8 To improve the academic presentation skills pertaining to the academic area.
9 To improve analytical thinking and independent research skills.
10 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, interpretation, discussions, and/or continuous learning.
11 Improving the ability to effectively develop arguments.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 10 2 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125