Political Behaviour

Course Code: 
PA 307
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The aim of course, to give an insight about the political behavior, specifically the behavior of voting with samples from Turkey and the world.
Course Content: 

The course provide necessary component to answer thr question of What is political psychology and includes extreme political behaviour and nationalism in international area

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program’s Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Students comprehend features of general political process.

6

1,2,3

A

Students have the ability to analysis politics.

6

1,2,3

A

Students realize and know basic democratic issues.

6,10

1,2,3

A

 

 

 

 

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Political Behavior: An interdisciplinary study

 

2

TranDeteminants of political behaviour

 

3

The Influence of genetics on political orientation and behavior

 

4

The conservative and liberal debate, Political tradition

 

5

Political socialisation

 

6

Childhood period, teenhood period, adulthood period

 

7

Midterm

 

8

Re-socialisation The development of political behavior

 

 

9

Institutions of political socialisation: Family, school, mass communication,friends, community

 

10

Community and voting, party identification

 

11

The individual rationality framework spatial model, valence issues models, reward-punishment model,issue priority model, Economic evaluation models,

 

12

Race, ethnicity and political behavior, age and political behavior

 

13

Data collection

 

     14

Final

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Cottam, M. L., Dietz-Uhler, B., Mastors, E., & Preston, T. (Eds.). (2010). Introduction to Political Psychology (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum

Additional Resources

A.Taner Kışlalı, Siyaset Bilimi, İmge Yay., 1992*

-C.Erişen, The Political Psych.of Turkish Pol.Beh.,Turkish Studies, 2013*

-İlter Turan, SİYASAL SİSTEM VE SİYASAL DAVRANIŞ, İ.Ü. İktisat Fakültesi, İstanbul, 1977

- S.Martin Lipset, SİYASAL iNSAN, Çev.Mete Tunçay, Teori Yay.,Ankara,1986

-Oya Morova, Chicago Okulu, Pragmatik Sosyal Teoride İletişimin Keşfi, Doruk Yay.,2013

-John C. Harsanyi, Rational-Choise Models of Political Behavior and Conformist Theories, World Politics, Vol.21, No.4.(Jul.,1969), pp.513-538

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Quizzes

 

 

Assignment

 

 

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

 

When students have completed the Public Administration Undergraduate Program, they will be able to;

 

 

x

 

 

1

understand and have universal principles of public administration as well as gain knowledge of the structure and process of Turkish Public Administration,

x

 

 

 

 

2

gain knowledge of superiority of law and believe in universal principles of law and also know Turkish legal and political system,

 

x

 

 

 

3

behave environmentally sensitive and responsible and develop public policies on this issue,

x

 

 

 

 

4

understand the importance of Atatürk thought  within the guidance of science

 

x

 

 

 

5

be executive and administrative candidates who know well Turkish socio-politic history and structure,

 

 

 

 

x

6

integrate technological developments and implement technology in an efficient and effective manner in both public and private sectors,

x

 

 

 

 

7

improve communication and leadership skills,

x

 

 

 

 

8

improve ability of expressing in English and Turkish,

x

 

 

 

 

9

gain knowledge of EU legislation (acquis communataire),

x

 

 

 

 

10

appraise global and regional developments,

x

 

 

 

 

11

realize / recognize the importance of art,

 

 

x

 

 

12

prepare their career also in private sector - apart from government executives,  as such the flexibility of the program and on the facilities of double major and minor,

x

 

 

 

 

13

compare and select the professional opportunities in the field related to the international relations and administrative law. 

 

 

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

3

48

Mid-terms

1

4

4

Quiz

2

2

4

Final examination

1

8

8

Total Work Load

 

 

148

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5,92

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6