Political Behaviours And Attitudes

Course Code: 
SPRI 420
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
Fransızca
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to analyze the voters’ behaviours, political approaches and their effects in politics in various countries and Turkey in particular.
Course Content: 

Definition of political approaches, behaviours and ideas in general. The political socialization of individuals and the topics of participation. The analysis of political approaches and behaviours in light of different theories.  Observation of electoral behaviour of different social classes and generations in Turkish and French societies and the factors that determine and affect the electoral behaviours.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Attendance and class participation, C: Homework

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1.Discusses the political attitudes and behaviours.

3,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B

2. Discusses the processes of politization, political participation and socialization

13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B

3.Discusses the different types of political participation in societies.

3,7,9,13

1,2,3

A,B

4.Discusses the political identities and the opinions in the societies and the reasons of their diversity.

3,7,10,13

1,2,3

A,B

5.Discusses the choices of behaviours.

3,13,14

1,2,3

A,B

6.Analyses the characteristics of political attitudes and behaviours in the light of sociological theories.

3,7,11,13,14

1,2,3

A,B

7.Analyses the social and cultural reasons of the political attitudes and behaviours seen in different societies.

1,3,7,9,13,14

1,2,3

A,B

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

INTRODUCTION : DEFINITION OF POLITICAL ATTITUDE, BEHAVIOUR AND OPINION

 

2

POLITIZATION AND POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION

 

3

ELECTORAL PARTICIPATION

 

4

INCOMMITED AND NO VOTING

 

5

THE OTHER FORMS OF POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

 

6

PARTIZANSHIP, MILITANTICY, ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

 

7

MIDTERM EXAM

 

8

ANALYSE AND COMPREHEND THE ELECTORAL BEHAVIOURS

 

9

DESCRIPTION OF ELECTORAL BEHAVIOURS BY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES

 

10

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL REASONS OF THE POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL BEHAVIOURS

 

11

ELECTORAL BEHAVIOURS IN FRANCE

 

12

ELECTORAL BEHAVIOURS IN TURKEY

 

13

POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DIFFERENT SOCIAL CATEGORIES

 

14

GENERAL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE POLITICAL OPINIONS AND BEHAVIOURS OF TURKISH, FRENCH AND AMERICAN YOUTH

 

15

GENERAL SYNTHESIS

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Philippe Bréchon, Comportements et attitudes politiques, PUG, Grenoble, 2006

Additional Resources

Jean Baudouin, Introduction à la sociologie politique, Seuil, Paris, 1998

Pierre Bréchon, Les partis politiques, Montchrestien, coll. “Clefs”, Paris, 1999

Philippe Bréchon, Comportements et attitudes politiques, PUG, Grenoble, 2006

Philippe Braud, Le comportement électoral en France, PUF, Paris, 1973

Philippe Braud, Sociologie politique, L.G.D.J, 6ème Edition, Paris, 2002

Charles Debbasch et Jean-Marie Pontier, Introduction à la politique, Dalloz, Paris, 2000

Jean-Marie Denquin, Introduction à la science politique, Hachette, 2ème Edition, Paris, 2001

Phillipe Guillot, Introduction à la sociologie politique, Armand Colin, Paris, 1998.

Gülten, Kazgan,  Istanbul Gençligi, Gençlik Degerleri Araştırması 2004 (La jeunesse d’Istanbul, recherche sur les valeurs de la jeunesse 2004) , Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, 2006.

Nonna Mayer et Pascal Perrineau, Les comportements politiques, Armand Colin, Paris, 1992

Yves Mény et Yves Surel, Politique Comparée, 8ème Edition, Montchrestien, Paris, 2009.

Guy Michelat et Michel Simon, Classe, Religion et comportement politique, Presses de la Fondation nationale des sciences politiques et editions sociales, Paris, 1977

Anne Muxel, L’expérience politique des jeunes, Presses de Sciene po, Paris, 2001

Annick Percheron, La socialisation politique, Armand Colin, coll. “U”, Paris, 1993

Catherine Rouvier, Sociologie politique, Editions du Juris-Classeur, 3ème Edition, Paris, 2004

Stefanos Yerasimos, Günter Seufert, Nuray Mert, Gérard Groc, Harald Schüler, Kemal Can, Necmi Aydogan, Türkiye’de Sivil Toplum ve Milliyetçilik, İletişim, İstanbul, 2001

Nurhan Yentürk, Yörük Kurtaran, Gülesin Nemutlu, Türkiye’de Gençlik Çalışması ve Politikaları, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, 2008.

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 

 

 

Assessment

 

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-term

1

100

Quizzes

0

0

Assignment

0

0

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

1

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

1

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

 

1

2

3

4

5

1

Students should be able to conduct independent research or undergraduate theses in their discipline by specifying information needs for investigating a topic-of interest, accessing the appropriate sources of knowledge, and preparing a comprehensive research/project report.

 

 

X

 

 

2

Students should be able to set goals and objectives, plan strategies and projects in their business life and working domain

X

 

 

 

 

3

Students should be able to critically evaluate the body of knowledge in their area, assess self-competency, and direct self-learning efforts accordingly. Within this respect, students should understand the importance of life-long learning

 

 

 

X

 

4

Student should perform a multilevel analysis of national and global dynamics, and should understand the importance of flexible thinking, adaptability, and the ability to formulate innovative solutions to pursue a successful career.

 

 

 

 

 

5

Students should be able to effectively communicate in written or oral French with people from diverse backgrounds, and should have the French proficiency to follow and interpret the global dynamics that shape their discipline. By improving their French proficiency, they improve their competitive power in the field they work.

 

 

 

X

 

6

By learning a second language, students have the opportunity to increase their work field

 

 

 

 

 

7

Students should understand the importance of respect for individual and cultural diversity, and should be able to emphatically interact with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in social and professional settings

 

 

X

 

 

8

Students should be able to use qualitative and quantitative research methods through appropriate computer programs

 

 

 

 

 

9

Students should understand standards of personal, professional and social ethics, evaluate the ethical implications of various practices related to their discipline, and have awareness of the importance of ethical behavior in adding value to society.

 

 

X

 

 

10

Within the framework of the knowledge acquire in the field, students should understand the personal, social, and ecological dimensions of social responsibility, and have the awareness that being socially responsible is an active citizenship duty of each and every individual.

 

 

X

 

 

11

Students should know that universality of social rights and social justice are the principle components of contemporary society, and that scientific thinking is an essential prerequisite for maintaining social advancement and global competitiveness.

 

 

X

 

 

 

12

Students should understand the importance of quality, safety and health management, corporate social responsibility, personal, professional, and cross-cultural respect, and professional ethics in maintaining organizational sustainability in Professional life and working institutions and organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

13

Students should internalize the concepts and theoretical models in the social, political and economic domains through a multi-dimensional perspective by implementing scientific research methods; have the capability to research, access and analyze issues in their field.

 

 

 

 

X

14

By learning the Turkish political system and the functioning of domestic and international politics, the students develop their capacity to analyze

 

 

 

 

X

15

Students should have evaluate the models on the attitudes and behaviors of the states, the functioning of the international political and economic system, problems in international relations through the acquired theoretically and practically advanced knowledge; should have ability to think analytically

 

 

 

 

X

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

4

64

Mid-terms

1

8

8

Homework

 

 

 

Final examination

1

   4

4

Final

1

12

12

Total Work Load

 

 

136

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5.4

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5