Political Culture

Course Code: 
SPRI 434
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
Fransızca
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The main objective of this course is to study the essential theories, historical and current evolution of the political culture.
Course Content: 

The context of the course aims to give general information about political culture, main theories and authors and analyses different theoretical approaches and current empirical data. 

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Home work, KS:Short exam

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching & Learning Methods Asssesments Methods
1) Explain the major definition and theories of political culture. 3,7,9,13 1,2,3 A
2) Explain different approches of political culture from 20th and 21st century. 3,11,13 1,2,3 A
3) Explain social and poltical issues in a theoretical perspective.  7,9,10,11,13 1,2,3 A
4)Study the social structure, values and functions.   3,7,9,10,11 1,2,3 A
5) Explain the relations between individuals and socio-political situations. 3,7,9,10,11 1,2,3 A
6) Develop a knowledge of interpretation and criticism about social and political values.  1,3,7,9,10,11 1,2,3 A

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 General Introduction: DEFINITION OF POLITICAL CULTURE  
2 THEORIES OF POLITICAL CULTURE I (Inglehart, Werlzel)  
3 THEORIES OF POLITICAL CULTURE II (Putnam, Huntington)  
4 MODERNIZATION AND CULTURE  
5 GLOBALIZATION AND GLOBAL CULTURE  
6 DEMOCRACY, CITIZENSHIP AND CULTURE  
7 Exam  
8 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF POLITICAL CULTURE I  
9 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF POLITICAL CULTURE II  
10 POLITICAL CULTURE AND SOCIALIZATION  
11 POLITICAL CULTURE AND ELECTIONS  
12 PRESENTATIONS  
13 PRESENTATIONS  
14 General evaluation of the course  
15 Question and response   
16 Final exam  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook

 

Additionnal Resources Norris, Pippa. 2008. ‘The Globalization of Comparative Public Opinion
Research.’ For the Sage Handbook of Comparative Politics Eds. Neil Robinson and Todd Landman. London: Sage Publications.                                                                                                                          Welzel, Christopher, Ronald Inglehart and Hans‐Dieter Klingemann. 2003. ‘The
theory of human development: A cross‐cultural analysis.’ European Journal of
Political Research 42(3): 341‐379. DOI: 10.1111/1475‐6765.00086                                                                                                                                                    Huntington, Samuel P. 1993. ‘The Clash of Civilizations?’ Foreign Affairs. 72(3):
22‐49.                                                                                                                                                                         Ilter Turan, "The Evolution of Political Culture in Turkey," in Ahmet Evin, Modern Turkey: Continuity and Change, (Berlin: Leske Verlag and Budrich, 1984): 84-112
Frederick W. Frey, "Patterns of Elite Politics in Turkey," in G. Lenczowski (ed.) Political Elites in the Middle East, (Washington D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1975) pp. 41-82.
Ersin Kalaycioglu, "Political Culture and Regime Stability: The Case of Turkey," Bogazici University, Journal of Economic and Administraitve Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, (Summer 1988): pp. 149-79.
Ustun Erguder, Yilmaz Esmer, and Ersin Kalaycioglu, Turk Toplumunun Degerleri (Istanbul, TUSIAD, 1991): passim.
Yilmaz Esmer, Devrim, Evrim, Statuko: Turkiye de Sosyal, Siyasal ve Ekonomik Degerler, (Istanbul: TESEV, 1999), passim.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Readings can be taken from copy center
Assignments presentations
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 100
Quizzes 0 0
Assignment 0 0
  Total 100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADES   70
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADES   30
  Total 100

 

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
    1 2 3 4 5
1 Students demonstrate that the discipline of Political Science and International Relations dominates the basic concepts and theories of disciplines such as law, economics and sociology in which they interact.     x    
2 Students can produce projects that interpret the structure of national, international and transnational formations, their institutions and practices, using concepts and theories of political science and international relations.       x  
3 Students can know where to find the information in their field, can do independent research, prepare a comprehensive research and study about graduate thesis topic.         x
4 Students can critically evaluate the knowledge and skills they acquire in the field, determine the sufficiency and learning needs of the knowledge they have, and direct their work to make up for their deficiencies.         x
5 Students demonstrate that they can understand multidimensional analysis of international and domestic dynamics, understand the importance of being flexible thinking and creative solutions to be successful in professional life.         x
6 Students compare and interpret similarities and differences between human societies and political systems.         x
7 They demonstrate that they have the knowledge of French language at an international institutional level to communicate effectively, in written and verbal form. They can also improve their competitiveness in the areas they work in by improving their French skills.         x
8 They can show that understanding the differences between cultures and individuals understands the importance of respecting and show that they can communicate by showing the necessary respect and empathy in different cultural environments.         x
9 During the program,  methods such as team or independent research projects, internship and graduation thesis develop the student's ability to conduct research, analytical thinking, and taking responsibility.         x
10 Students understand individual, professional and societal ethical values ​​and concepts, they can understand how important these ethical concepts are in their behaviors and how they behave in line with these principles.         x
11 Students know the individual and social dimensions of the concept of social responsibility in the context of the information they receive in their field; can understand that he understands the active duty of citizenship falling within this framework and understands the necessity of maintaining social values ​​and principles.         x
12 In the program process, methods such as team or independent research projects, internship and graduation thesis develop students' awareness and skills in researching, analytical thinking, taking responsibility and team work. It shows that it is competent in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods.         x
13 Students can assess their own deficiencies in the field of political science in terms of an analytical and critical view, thus guiding their learning to make up for their deficiencies.         x
14 Students can effectively use information technology, which has validity and widespread use in social sciences.         x
15 Students can demonstrate the universalism of social rights that constitute the basis of modern societies and understand the concepts of social justice, the importance of the scientific perspective of social development and global competitiveness.         x
16 Students can use oral and written communication skills in French and Turkish in academic and professional settings.         x
17 Students can demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills to write, speak and read French at an international theoretical level and to follow global dynamics.         x
18 Students demonstrate that they have experience and social qualities that can be employed in the public and private sector or continue to academic career.       x  
19 Students will learn that quality management for organizational sustainability is essential for the health and safety of workers; professional life, professional social responsibility, institutional social responsibility, institutional ethics and the principles of corporate ethics.     x    
20 Students can demonstrate that they have the ability to conduct research, interpretation and analysis on issues related to social, political, legal and economic issues using concepts, theories and models, interdisciplinary and multidimensional approach and scientific research methods.         x
21 Students exchange views on international and domestic issues and can interpret events as academic exchanges with international academics and students.         x
22 Students can learn about the functioning of the internal and external political order and the political system in Turkey. They can develop the ability to analyze a more realistic way the political and social phenomena occurring in Turkey .         x
23 Students can interpret the states' attitudes and behavior models in the international system, the functioning of the international political and economic system and the problems arising in international relations through advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.       x  
24 Students can demonstrate the concepts of universality and social justice of social-political, legal rights that form the basis of contemporary societies, and understand the importance of the scientific perspective of social development and global competitiveness.         x
25 Students can demonstrate that they understand the individual and social dimensions of the concept of social responsibility and understand the active citizenship tasks that fall within this framework.         x
26 Students conform to the rules of social, individual and academic ethics.         x

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities   Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Workload (Hour)
Course duration ( Including the exam week; 16* Total course hours)   15 3 45
Hours for off the classroom study (Pre-study, practice)   15 3 45
Mid-terms   1 15 15
Short exam (presentation, quiz)   1 10 10
Homework   0 0 0
Final   1 15 15
Total Workload       130
Total Workload / 25 (h)       5
ECTS Credit of the Course       5