GEHU 215 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Politics
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 215
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and key issues of the academic discipline of political science.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course; Will be able to explain basic concepts of discipline of political science and international relations. Will be able to explain state formation process and different types of states. Will be able to identify the basic concepts, leading thinkers, and similarities and differences of contemporary ideologies; liberalism, conservatism, socialism and fascism. Will be able to identify the concept of democracy and compare models of democracy. Will be able to compare different kinds of political parties and party systems Will be able to different kinds of electoral systems. Will be able to compare presidential and parlimentary systems.
Course Content The course explores main subjects; the meanings of concepts of politics, power, legitimacy and authority; the emergence of modern state; nationalism; modern political ideologies; different government styles such as democracy and authoritarianism; political culture; organization ad mechanisms of legislative and executive branches; political parties and interest groups.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Presentation and an overview of the course
2 Basic Concepts of Political Science: Politics,Power,Authority,Legitimacy,Sovereignity A.Heywood, Politics, New York: Palgrave, 2013. Ch. 1
3 Emergence of Modern State and State Types Heywood, Ch. 3
4 Contemporary Political Ideologies: Liberalism Heywood, Ch.2
5 Contemporary Political Ideologies: Conservatism, Socialism Heywood, Ch.2
6 1st Midterm
7 Contemporary Political Ideologies: Fascism Heywood,Ch.2
8 Democracy and Models of Democracy Heywood, Ch.4
9 Election Systems Heywood, Ch.9
10 Political Parties and Party Systems Heywood, Ch. 10
11 2nd Midterm
12 Machinery of Government: Legislature Heywood,Ch.14
13 Machinery of Government: Legislature and Executives Heywood, Ch. 13
14 Review of the Semester
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks
References

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EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
5
80
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
20
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
Presentation / Jury
1
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
    Total
215

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies.
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest