Introduction to Politics (IR110) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Politics IR110 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Yılmaz
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts, institutions and theories of politics and political science.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to acquire knowledge on fundamental concepts of politics.
  • Students will be able to acquire knowledge on theoretical frameworks in politics
Course Content Introduction to politics and political science; ideologies, constitutions, political cultures, parties, elections, state organs and international relations.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 A General Introduction to the Course None
2 Politics and Political Science Roskin and the others, Chapter 1
3 Theories and Ideologies Roskin and the others, Chapters 2 and 3
4 States and Constitutions Roskin and the others, Chapters 4 and 5
5 Regimes Roskin and the others, Chapter 6
6 Political Culture Roskin and the others, Chapter 7
7 Public Opinion Roskin and the others, Chapter 8
8 Midterm Exam None
9 Political Communication Roskin and the others, Chapter 9
10 Interest Groups Roskin and the others, Chapter 10
11 Political Parties Roskin and the others, Chapter 11
12 Elections Roskin and the others, Chapter 12
13 Legislatures Roskin and the others, Chapter 13
14 Executives and Bureaucracies Roskin and the others, Chapter 14
15 Judiciaries Roskin and the others, Chapter 15
16 Final Exam None


Course Book 1. Michael G. Roskin, Robert L. Cord, James A. Medeiros, Walter S. Jones. Political Science: An Introduction. London: Pearson, 2014.

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 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
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 To be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature.
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres.
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture

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 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 40 40
Total Workload 150