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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
COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS INR206 2 4 3+0 3.0 6.0


General Information
Language of Instruction English
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 Dr. ALPER GÜLBAY
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Dr. ALPER GÜLBAY
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 % 50
Course providing specialised skills to the main field % 50
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 1. To make the students understand the conceptual bases of the comparative government and politics. 2. To enable the students to do a comparative analysis of the different kinds of Political system in the world. 3. To help the students to make a comparison of Indian Political System with the different political systems of the world.
Contents of the Course Unit
Contribution of the Course Intending to Provide the Professional Education

No
Key Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to:
1 After completion of the course the students are expected to: have improved their understanding of research in the field of comparative politics. The students should acquire a deeper understanding and knowledge of the usefulness, possibilities and the limitations of pursuing research with a comparative perspective.
2 to understand what is commonly known as modernisation and the factors that determine outcomes of modernisation processes. This goal includes having a better understanding of what determines the outcome of democratisation processes and what conditions economic growth in different parts of the world. In particular the role of political elites, institutions and citizens will be studied.

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 A Framework for Understanding Comparative Politics No file found
2 The Modern State, Case Studies of State Formation No file found
3 States and Citizens: Regimes, Ideologies, and Citizens No file found
4 States and Citizens - Regimes, Ideologies, and Citizens: Case Studies No file found
5 States and Identity: Ethnicity, Race, and Religion No file found
6 States and Identity - Ethnicity, Race, and Religion: Case Stud No file found
7 Midterm Exam No file found
8 Governing Institutions in Democracies: Executives / Legislatures, Bureaucracy, Federalism No file found
9 Governing Institutions in Democracies - Executives / Legislatures, Bureaucracy, Federalism: Case Studies No file found
10 Institutions of Participation and Representation in Democracies: The Electoral System, Political Parties and Party Systems, Civil Society No file found
11 Institutions of Participation and Representation in Democracies - The Electoral System, Political Parties and Party Systems, Civil Society: Case Studies No file found
12 Authoritarian Institutions: Governing Institutions, Elections, Parties, and Civil Society in Authoritarian Regimes No file found
13 Authoritarian Institutions - Governing Institutions, Elections, Parties, and Civil Society in Authoritarian Regimes: Case Studies No file found
14 Final Exam No file found

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING
1-Comparative Politics- Rationality, Culture, and Structure, Edited by Mark Irving Lichbach, Alan S. Zuckerman, Cambridge University
Comparative Politics- Rationality, Culture, and Structure, Edited by Mark Irving Lichbach, Alan S. Zuckerman, Cambridge University

2- Comparative Politics and Government, Lovely Professional University

3- Foundations of Comparative Politics, Kenneth Newton and Jan W. Van Deth, Cambridge University

4- Principles of Comparative Politics, William Roberts Clark, Matt Golder, Sona Nadenichek Golder, 2nd Edition, CQ Press, an Imprint of SAGE

5- Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes, Juan J. Linz, Lynne Rienner Publishers

6- Introduction to Comparative Politics, Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger, William Joseph, Seventh Edition, Cengage Learning

7- Introducing Comparative Politics, Carol Ann Drogus, Stephen Orvis, CQ Press, an Imprint of SAGE

8- Dictators and Dictatorships, Natasha Ezrow and Erica Frantz, The Continuum International Publishing 8- Group

MATERIAL SHARING
Course Notes No file found
Presentations No file found
Homework No file found
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
1 After completion of the course the students are expected to: have improved their understanding of research in the field of comparative politics. The students should acquire a deeper understanding and knowledge of the usefulness, possibilities and the limitations of pursuing research with a comparative perspective.
2 to understand what is commonly known as modernisation and the factors that determine outcomes of modernisation processes. This goal includes having a better understanding of what determines the outcome of democratisation processes and what conditions economic growth in different parts of the world. In particular the role of political elites, institutions and citizens will be studied.

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 6.0

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