sap course 1429479672

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 453

Course Title:

Political Theory

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

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

Catalog Description:

Political theory in 20th century. Liberalism, Marxism, post-Marxism, structuralism, post-structuralism, de-constructivism, and post- modernism.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Senior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. David Leopold and Marc Stears, Political Theory: Methods and Approaches (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Course Objective: 

The major aim of this course is to explore the key concepts, approaches and debates in 20th century political theory. The course provides a critical survey of basic trends of thought including liberalism, marxism, post-marxism, structuralism, post-structuralism, deconstructivism, and post-modernism.

Extended Description: 

Political theory in 20th century. Liberalism, Marxism, post-Marxism, structuralism, post-structuralism, de-constructivism, and post-modernism. Key concepts, approaches and debates in each school of thought.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts, approaches and debates in 20th century political theory.
2. Assess the relevance of political theory to the issues in political practice.
3. Find and use primary sources of political theory.
4. Assess the relationship among political values and ideas and political action. 
5. Develop critical thinking and skills in argument and debate. 
6. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
7. Recognize and respect different identities and lifestyles.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Reading
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
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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