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)
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. Aslı GÜLSEVEN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives KAM 503: Political Theory aims to give theoretical knowledge about political ideologies like liberalism, conservatism, socialism, Islamism, fascism, totalitarianism and democracy.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
Course Content Liberalism; conservatism; socialism; Islamism; fascism; totalitarianism; democracy.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation


Course Book 1. Andrew Heywood, Siyaset Teorisine Giriş, (İstanbul: Küre Yayınları, 2014).
2. Andrew Heywood, Siyasî İdeolojiler, (Ankara: Liberte, 2013).
3. Alaeddin Şenel, Siyasal Düşünceler Tarihi: Tarih Öncesinde, İlkçağda, Ortaçağda ve Yeni Çağda Toplum ve Siyasal Düşünüş, (Ankara: Tarihi, Bilim ve Sanat, 1995 ).
4. Siyaset Bilimi (Haz. Gökhan Atılgan, Atilla Aytekin), (İstanbul: Yordam Kitap, 2012).

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)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 0