sap course 1429461420

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 110

Course Title:

Introduction to Political Studies

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 5 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Introduction to the study of politics and its sub-divisions. Basic ideas, practices and actors. Analysis of political phenomena.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Freshman
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. James N. Danziger, Understanding the Political World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science (Longman, 2003) 6 th edition.
Course Objective: 

The main objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the scope of the discipline of political science. The course provides a broad overview of key concepts, themes and debates in political science.

Extended Description: 

Political science as means of understanding the political. Politics and knowledge. Political beliefs and belief systems. Political culture. Political ideologies: conservatism, classical liberalism and socialism. Political actions. Individual and group political actions. Political party systems. Political socialization. State and nation. Political system. Political institutions: the legislature, executives and the judiciary. Change and political development. Politics among states.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Describe key concepts, themes and debates in political science. 
2. Understand the scope of the discipline of political science and its sub-divisions. 
3. Recognize the significance of active citizenship for the establishment and consolidation of democratic politics. 
4. Identify ethical implications of politics.
5. Communicate effectively in writing and speech.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Simulation & Games
Oral Presentation
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
Midterm Exam 2
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

sap_editor