Political Theory (KAM503) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Political Theory KAM503 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
None
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
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. Korhan Mühürcüoğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide information to graduate students about the emergence and development of political thought and political ideologies. In addition, the main objective of the course is to convey the relationship between contemporary political thought and political ideologies to graduate students from different academic backgrounds. This course provides basic information about different political ideologies and is an introduction to contemporary political theories. The theorists studied in the course are theorists who have dealt with certain concepts such as freedom, equality, power, violence, revolution, transformation, democracy and civil society that have taken place in today's world. In this course, students are encouraged to understand the connections between the political, social and psychological worlds. At the end of the course, students will become acquainted with the impact of political thought produced before the 20th century on the development of contemporary political thought. They realize that the political thought produced in the past is the source of the political ideologies that emerged in the 20th century. Thus, students realize that historical continuity is essential in the social and human sciences. They come to a level where they can analyze the differences between the political ideologies in question.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Examines the political schools or ideologies that have been influential especially since the 19th century through a theoretical discussion.
  • Gains knowledge of liberal schools of thought such as utilitarianism, liberal equality and libertarianism, and systems of thought such as Marxism and feminism, which criticize the liberal-capitalist model of state and society.
  • Gains knowledge about the concept of citizenship and the multiculturalism debate of the nation-state.
Course Content Liberalism; conservatism; socialism; Islamism; fascism; totalitarianism; democracy.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction -
2 Utilitarianism (I) 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 13- 72. 2.) H. Birsen Hekimoğlu Örs (Der.), 19. Yüzyıldan 20. Yüzyıla Modern Siyasal İdeolojiler, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2018), s. 49-114.
3 Utilitarianism (II) Kaynak: 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 13- 72.
4 Liberal Equality (I) Kaynak: 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 73- 140.
5 Liberal Equality (II) 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 73- 140.
6 Midterm -
7 Libertarianism (I) 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 141- 232.
8 Libertarianism (II) 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 141- 232.
9 Marxism 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 233- 289. 2.) H. Birsen Hekimoğlu Örs (Der.), 19. Yüzyıldan 20. Yüzyıla Modern Siyasal İdeolojiler, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2018), s. 165-252.
10 Congregationalism 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 291- 393.
11 Information About the Paper Assignment -
12 Citizenship Theory 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 395- 452.
13 Multiculturalism 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 453- 519.
14 Feminism 1.) Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), s. 521- 594. 2.) H. Birsen Hekimoğlu Örs (Der.), 19. Yüzyıldan 20. Yüzyıla Modern Siyasal İdeolojiler, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2018), s. 415-475.

Sources

Course Book 1. Will Kymlicka, Çağdaş Siyaset Felsefesine Giriş, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016).
2. H. Birsen Hekimoğlu Örs (Der.), 19. Yüzyıldan 20. Yüzyıla Modern Siyasal İdeolojiler, (İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2018).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 60
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
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) 14 3 42
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 16 16
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 1 25 25
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125