Rule of Law (KMH524) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Rule of Law KMH524 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, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Sever
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To examine the concept of the rule of law, which is one of the basic concepts of public law, and the other principles and concepts related to this concept together with their historical development.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explains the basic concepts of public law
  • Analyze the development process of public law in the axis of the state of law
  • Counts various principles and concepts related to the state of law
  • Defends the importance and importance of the state of law in terms of positive law and court decisions
Course Content Differences between the concept of rule of law in common law system and concept of Rechtsstaat in continental Europe; the situation in Turkey, the court decisions in Turkey.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Development of public law and the rule of law
2 Vagueness of the concept of rule of law and , definition of the concept, the principles in legal system. Sancar, s. 20-43.
3 The meaning of the concept in common law system and continental Europe and the difference meaning in different legal systems Sancar, 43vd; Chevallier, 1-50; Çoban, 557-577.
4 The meaning of the concept in common law system and continental Europe and the difference meaning in different legal systems (2) Sancar, 43 vd; Chevallier, 1-50; Çoban, 557-577.
5 The relationship between rule of law and democracy, The relationship between rule of law and human rights Çoban, s. 259-271.
6 Substantial and formal meanings of rule of law Sancar, 61-100.
7 The principles of rule of law (1) Legality Other sources
8 The principles of rule of law (2): Equality Other sources
9 The principles of rule of law (3): Legal security, retroactivity and vested rights Other Sources
10 The principles of rule of law (4) Seperation of powers. Other Sources
11 The principles of rule of law (5) Judicial review and judicial independence Other Sources
12 The concepts in the rule of law: constitutionalism Other Sources
13 Rule of law in the judicial decisions and consequences Other Sources
14 General evaluation


Course Book 1. Ali Rıza Çoban vd. (ed), Hukuk Devleti, Adres yayınları, Ankara, 2008.
2. Mithat Sancar, Hukuk Devletinin Genel Teorisi, İmaj Yayınları. (Doçentlik tezi)
3. Jacques Chevallier, Hukuk Devleti, İmaj Yayınları, Ankara, 2010.
Other Sources 4. Konulara göre çeşitli makalelerde faydalanılacaktır.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 Skills to understand, compare and paraphrase the basic concepts of law as a jurist following common principles of law. X
2 Skills to solve problems using a critical point of view when necessary , to determine and analyse the theoretical and implementation problems of law X
3 Contribution to understanding, planning, exercising and coordinating the functionss of law, by explaining and practising X
4 Skills to understand the strategic, tactical and practical sides of public law. X
5 Skills to understand the local, national, international, universal and supranational sides of public law X
6 Skills to understand the modern methods and differences of law X
7 Skills to participate in/inter disciplinary group works successfully X
8 Skills to adopt open minded behaviors in the way of learning and attempting X
9 Skills to assimilate and carry the rules of ethics and profession within the framework of social responsibility X
10 Skills to use Turkish efficiently in writing and speaking, and have the communication talent that is required by a law related career X
11 Skills to approach critically and creatively on the legal and social problems in terms of rule of law and ideal of justice X
12 Skills to understand and practice the national and international sides of law through case law and judicial implementations X
13 Skills to prepare/present a written or oral academic study within the framework of acedemic ethic and rules X
14 Skills to use vocational information technologies efficiently in solving legal problems X
15 Skills to reinforce knowledge of foreign languages and command of legal terminolgy X

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
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 30 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 50 50
Total Workload 128