sap course 1429473909

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 352

Course Title:

History of Political Thought II

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Modern political thought from Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment. Political ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli, Jean Bodin, Hobbes, Locke, David Hume, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Burke, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Hegel, and Karl Marx.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: PSIR 351
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Iain Hampsher-Monk, A History of Modern Political Thought. Major Political Thinkers from Hobbes to M
Course Objective: 

This course aims to provide the students with basic knowledge on modern political thought starting from Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment with reference to the ideas of major philosophers, periods and modes of thought.

Extended Description: 

Modern political thought from Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment. Political ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli, Jean Bodin, Hobbes, Locke, David Hume, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Burke, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Hegel, and Karl Marx. State of Nature. Leviathan. Behemoth. The Kings and the People. The Idea of Popular Sovereignty. Transformation of the Patterns of Legitimacy. Decline of Aristocracy. Rise of Bourgeoisie. The Concept of Private Property. Wealth of Nations. Laissez Faire Economics. Where is the Invisible Hand? Industrial Revolution. Worker as a Political Identity. Historical Materialism. Surplus Value. False Consciousness. The Concept of Hegemony. Birth of Individual. Loss and Rebirth of Divine.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Demonstrate knowledge on the mainstream political thinkers that shaped our modern world. 
2. Establish links between different ages or periods of history by mastering the development of the line of political thought in history.
3. Develop an extra-quantitative reasoning in raising and analyzing complex political problems. 
4. Gain an important insight about the relationship between political thought and historical events.
5. Develop complex argumentation skills in speech and writing.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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