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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (ENGLISH) PROGRAMME
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Name of the Course Unit Code Year Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE INR103 1 1 3+0 3.0 3.0


General Information
Language of Instruction Turkish
Level of the Course Unit Bachelor's Degree, TYYÇ: Level 6, EQF-LLL: Level 6, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face-to-face
Work Placement(s) Requirement for the Course Unit Yes
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof. Dr. ATA ATUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Prof. Dr. ATA ATUN
Assistant(s) of the Course Unit

Prerequisites and/or co-requisities of the course unit
CATEGORY OF THE COURSE UNIT
Category of the Course Unit Degree of Contribution (%)
Fundamental Course in the field % 100
Course providing specialised skills to the main field -
Course providing supportive skills to the main field -
Course providing humanistic, communication and management skills -
Course providing transferable skills -

Objectives and Contents
Objectives of the Course Unit (i) To introduce students to study of politics and political science. (ii) To highlight the major sub-fields within Political Science. (iii) To demonstrate how political science relates to other discipline in the Social Sciences. (iv) To unfold how political activities affects human society. (v) To introduce students to the various approaches to the study of politics. (vi) To explain basic concepts of political science.
Contents of the Course Unit Introduction to Politicial Science focuses on the basic principles of political science by combining historical study of the discipline's greatest thinkers with analysis of contemporary issues. We will also identify and discuss the questions that perennially drive the field of political science, including (among many others): "How do we define the changing nature of power?", "How do we differentiate between legitimate and illegitimate governance?", "What are the differences between political institutions and political behavior?", and "How do leaders define who gets to be heard and counted in a political community?". By the end of this course, you will be familiar with these issues and capable of discussing them within the context of contemporary politics.
Contribution of the Course Intending to Provide the Professional Education Political science students can see through political games, can distinguish between hypes and trends, know how international and European policy perspectives are related, can make relevant comparisons with other countries, and can distinguish empty rhetoric from sound argumentation. Students are able to make a substantially critical and scientific contribution to government and society. Critical because students are capable of judging independently. Scientifically-based because student possess analytical skills that have been developed by the principles of scientific research. This expertise makes the student an attractive party for employers. A background in political science will also enable you to add value to corporations looking to add an employee that could give them insight into the social sciences.

No
Key Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to:
1 -

Learning Activities & Teaching Methods of the Course Unit
Learning Activities & Teaching Methods of the Course Unit

Weekly Course Contents and Study Materials for Preliminary & Further Study
Week Topics (Subjects) Preparatory & Further Activities
1 Foundational Concepts of Politics
Introduction to Political Science I
Introduction to Political Science
2 Introduction to Political Science I
TERM PROJECT-Ideologies
A. In Europa
i. Mustafa K. Ataturk
ii. John Locke
B. In USA
i. Herbert Marcuse
C. In China
i. Mao Tse Tung
D. In Russia
i. Karl Marx
E. In Asia
i. Mahatma Gandhi
F. In Middle East
i. Saddam Hussein
ii. Gamal Abdel Nasser
G. Africa
i. Nelson Mandela
ii. Patrice E. Lumumba
Introduction to Political Science-I
3 Introduction to Political Science II
Introduction to Political Science - II
4 Research methods in Social Sciences - I
Research Methods in Social Sciences - I
5 Research methods in Social Sciences - II
Research Methods in Social Sciences - II
6 Politics and Knowledge – I
Politics and Knowledge
7 Derivatives of Political Science
Derivatives of Political Science
8 Power and Authority - I
Power and Authority
9 Power and Authority - II
Power and Authority
10 Government Politics – I
Government Politics – I
11 Government Politics – II
Government Politics
12 Presentation of Term Project-I No file found
13 Presentation of Term Project-II No file found
14 FINAL EXAM
Collection of Term Projects
No file found

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING
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MATERIAL SHARING
Course Notes
Introduction to Political Science 1
Research Methods in Social Sciences
Politics and Knowledge
Derivatives of Political Science
Power and Authority
Government Politics
Presentations
Introduction to Political Science
Research Methods in Social Sciences
Homework
TERM PROJECT
Exam Questions & Solutions No file found
Useful Links No file found
Video and Visual Materials No file found
Other No file found
Announcements No file found

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES
KNOWLEDGE
Theoretical
No PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION*
0 1 2 3 4 5
1 Comprehend the political science theories and practices. X
2 Comprehend the theories and practices of international relations. X
SKILLS
Cognitive
No PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION*
0 1 2 3 4 5
1 Prepare reports according to academic and professional expectations. X
2 Relate the concepts of political science and international relations with the concepts of other disciplines. X
Practical
No PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION*
0 1 2 3 4 5
1 Respond with an environmental conscience to the issues relating to the discipline. X
PERSONAL & OCCUPATIONAL COMPETENCES IN TERMS OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS
Autonomy & Responsibility
No PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION*
0 1 2 3 4 5
1 Respond with an environmental conscience to the issues relating to the discipline. X
Learning to Learn
No PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION*
0 1 2 3 4 5
1 Follow the new theoretical approaches in the discipline. X
Communication & Social
No PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION*
0 1 2 3 4 5
1 Communicate in mother tongue and at least one foreign language. X
Occupational and/or Vocational
No PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION*
0 1 2 3 4 5
1 Use scientific research methods in an efficient manner and with respect to academic norms. X
*Level of Contribution (0-5): Empty-Null (0), 1- Very Low, 2- Low, 3- Medium, 4- High, 5- Very High

No
Key Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to:
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

Assessment
Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of
Activities
Degree of Contribution (%)
Mid-Term Exam 0 -
Computer Based Presentation 0 -
Short Exam 0 -
Presentation of Report 0 -
Homework Assessment 0 -
Oral Exam 0 -
Presentation of Thesis 0 -
Presentation of Document 0 -
Expert Assessment 0 -
Board Exam 0 -
Practice Exam 0 -
Year-End Final Exam 0 -
Internship Exam 0 -
TOTAL 0 %100
Contribution of In-Term Assessments to Overall Grade 0 %40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall Grade 1 %60
TOTAL 1 %100


WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT
Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities
Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities
(# of week)
Duration
(hours, h)
Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 0 0
Preliminary & Further Study 14 0 0
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Total Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities - - 0
Workload for Assessment Activities
Type of the Assessment Activites # of Assessment Activities
Duration
(hours, h)
Workload (h)
Final Exam 1 0 0
Preparation for the Final Exam 0 0 0
Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
Total Workload for Assessment Activities - - 0
Total Workload of the Course Unit - - 0
Workload (h) / 25.5 0.0
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 3.0

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