General Public Law

Course Code: 
LAW 128
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
Objective of this course is to explain the origin, nature and development of the political power and try to create a theory that describes all aspects of the state functions. For this purpose the course will focus on the fundamental principles of public law and major political institutions.
Course Content: 

In the context of this course, origins, nature and development of the political power, separation of powers, division of powers, rule of law, unitary, federal and confederal political systems, popular sovereignty, national sovereignty and national will are evaluated.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Presentation, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcome

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

The student who complete this course successfully:

1) Can explain political power, state authority, sovereignty, legitimacy of power and origin of the state. 

1,4

1,2,3

A, C

2) Can explain the change of political power through the ages.

 

4,5

1,2,3

A, C

3) Can discuss the ideas of important philosophers about political power from the ancient times to the present.

 

1,2,4

1,2,3

A, C

4) Can explain formation of the modern state, unitary, federal and confederal political systems within the framework of sovereignty notion.

 

2,10

1,2,3

A, C

5) Can explain the secularization and democratization of the state.

 

1,2,4

1,2,3

A, C

6) Can explain such fundamental principles as separation of powers, and rule of law, which are indispensable for contemporary democratic regimes.

 

1,2,4

1,2,3

A, C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Basic Concepts of Public Law: Power, authority, state authority, legitimation, sovereignty

 

2

Origin of the state I: Nature of political power in primitive societies

 

3

Origin of the state II: The transition from primitive societies to state societies; internal and external dynamics.

 

4

Establishment of city states in ancient Mesopotamian Civilization

 

5

City states in Greek Civilization

 

6

Athenian democracy in ancient Greek Civilization

 

7

Comparison of empires and states

 

8

Feudal societies and feudal states

 

9

Emergence of sovereign power: National states and sovereign power

 

10

Limitation of sovereign power: Separation of powers and natural rights

 

11

Democratization of sovereign power (J. J. Rousseau)

 

12

Public interest: liberal and republican models

 

13

Comparison of unitary, regional, federal and confederal political systems

 

14

The theory of national sovereignty and its critics

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Oktay Uygun, Devlet Teorisi, On İki Levha Yayıncılık, Istanbul, 2017

Additional Resources

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

70

Assignment

1

30

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

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 know contemporary concept, theory and models, international principles, basic and updated informations about public administration field and also know the historical development of Turkish Public Administration.

 

 

x

 

 

2

Students grasp core basic knowledge about in the academic disciplines closely related academical and factual knowledge, scientific perspective supported by training tools to follow and evaluate this knowledge.

 

 

 

 

x

3

Students adopt scientific perspective, aware of Kemalist thought that give importance to scientific thoughts from the point of public administration and students also should be able to use scientific research methods for research and analysis.

 

x

 

 

 

4

Students should be able to transfer knowledge and ability related to public administration field to academical, professional business life to personnel and team member.They should show that they have the ability to decision-making, implementation, within the framework of the knowledge and they have the ability to analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data

 

 

 

x

 

5

Students should know that the structure and processes in the field of public administration skills besides that basic knowledge of the international level within the framework of the universal principles about legal, political, economic, social and psychological issues.They  should have  the ability to identify problems and to suggest solutions.

 

 

x

 

 

6

Students should know where to reach the needed information in the field of public administration and taking responsibility for solving the problems that they may face in practice and have competence to make an independent research and study.

x

 

 

 

 

7

Students should be able to design and plan projects to achieve organizational goals and objectives as an executive or as a team member. They should manage the processes for their goals and evaluate their responsibilities.

x

 

 

 

 

8

Students should critically evaluate knowledge and skills gained to catch global changes that they can produce flexible and creative solutions.

 

 

x

 

 

9

Students should catch the rapid changes in the field of public administration, and to provide their personal and professional development; they can update their knowledge and know the importance of life-long learning.

x

 

 

 

 

10

Students who has obtain knowledge, skills, thoughts and advises about public administration field should show that they have received perfect communication skills by transfering their ideas to people who has responsibility on institutional level.

x

 

 

 

 

11

Students should have minimum English to understand, follow and evaulate global Dynamics.They sould be able to share their knowledge, working and evaulation about fiels on international or national academical and professional field as well as Turkish.

x

 

 

 

 

12

Students should respect differences between cultures and individuals with knowledge and skills about public administration can make connection on social and proffessional fields.

x

 

 

 

 

13

Students should understand individiual, proffessional, social and ethic concept which are important concepts of public administration field and aware of the practice of social and, worklife.They can act property inside of institutions with understanding of importance of principle on social field.

x

 

 

 

 

14

Students should analyse knowledge and skills with stakeholders of organizations in the field of public adminstration and inside of academical and proffessional workings evaluate and perform effectively with connection.

x

 

 

 

 

15

Students should follow current development on the field of public administration has ability to encouraging innovation.

x

 

 

 

 

16

Students who have enough consiousness in modern societies’ basic genesis concept like importance of social justice, universality of social rights, cultures values with using knowledge about public administration field, should know the needs of active citizenship with individiual, social and ecological dimension of social responsibility.

 

 

 

x

 

17

Students obtain consciousnes about occupational health and safety for providing institutional sustainability on public administration field and act appropriate ethichal and responsible principless.

 

x

 

 

 

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

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

14

3

42

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

14

5

70

Mid-terms

1

3

3

Homework

1

4

4

Final examination

1

3

3

Total Work Load

 

 

122

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,88

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5