Politics And Society

Course Code: 
PSIR 306
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to analyze the relationship between state, society, and the individual.
Course Content: 

Topics include globalization, nationalism, identity, the state, civil society, citizenship, the self and individuation, and democracy.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Demonstrate an understanding of the central themes of political socialization, social change, modernization, pressure groups, political parties, civil society, political representation, religion and politics. 

1

1, 2, 3

A, D

Discuss the rise of major debates and traditions in Political Sociology.

1

1, 2, 3

A, D

Identify the main issues related to social power structures.

2

1, 2, 3

A, D

Interpret contemporary socio-political phenomena with reference to models of Political Sociology.

1

1, 2, 3

A, D

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction and Logistics

 

2

Fundamentals of Political Sociology

Yücekök (1987)

3

Theories of State

Lawrence (2008)

4

Political Culture

Yücekök (1987)

5

Political Socialization: Micro Perspectives

Yücekök (1987)

6

Political Socialization: Macro Perspectives

Yücekök (1987)

7

Social Change and Modernization

Yücekök (1987)

8

Mid-Term Exam

 

9

Political Institutions of Modern Pluralist Societies

Yücekök (1987)

10

Pressure and Interest Groups

Yücekök (1987)

11

Political Parties

Yücekök (1987)

12

Political Representation

Yücekök (1987)

13

Civil Society

Lawrence (2008)

14

Social Structure and Religion

Yücekök (1987)

15

New Social Movements

Orum (2009)

16

Final

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Yücekök, A.N. (1987) Siyasetin Toplumsal Tabanı: Siyaset Sosyolojisi (Ankara: SBF).

Additional Resources

Neuman, W. Lawrence (2008) Power, state, and society: An Introduction to Political Sociology (Waveland).

 

Orum, Anthony, and John G. Dale (2009) Political sociology: Power and participation in the modern world. 5th ed. (New York: Oxford Univ. Press).

 

Material Sharing

Documents

Required readings and documents can be found both in the Reserve section of the library and in the bookstore.

Assignments

Handouts explaining the assignments will be given in class.

Exams

Exams will be given in class.

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-term

1

.40

Final Exam

1

.60

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 will demonstrate their comprehensive knowledge of the basic concepts and theories of Political Science and International Relations as well as other related disciplines such as Law, Economics and Sociology.

       

X

 

2

Students will interpret the structure, institutions and operation of national, international and supranational entities via utilization of the concepts and theories of Political Science and International relations and produce project reports that include possible solutions to problems of such institutions when necessary.

       

X

 

3

Students will demonstrate that they have developed a comparative, analytical and interdisciplinary approach vis-à-vis human societies and political systems.

       

X

 

4

Students will have improved their skills and awareness of personal responsibility and team membership through conducting group or independent research projects, doing internships and producing their graduation dissertations.

X

       

 

5

Students will demonsrate proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data collections methods.

X

       

 

6

Students will prove their understanding of  the rapidly-evolving dynamics of national and global environments requires  constant self-assessment, life-long learning, and the ability to formulate innovative solutions to maintain their personal and professional development.

X

       

 

7

Students should be able to critically evaluate the body of knowledge in political science, assess self-competency and direct self-learning efforts accordingly.

X

       

 

8

Students will implement written and oral communication skills in English and Turkish in both academic and professional settings.

   

X

   

 

9

Students should be able to effectively demonstrate their knowledge of written,  oral and reading skills in English both in international institutional settings and follow and interpret the global dynamics of the International Relations discipline.

   

X

   

 

10

Students will demonstrate their social skills and experience required by public or private institutions or in the academia.

       

X

 

11

Students will show empathy and respect towards societies other than one’s own.

   

X

   

 

12

Students should be able to effectively utilize computer and information technologies commonly-used in the social sciences.

X

       

 

13

Students will interpret domestic and international developments and express opinions, having acquired advanced knowledge and proficiency in the via communication with international scholars and students.

X

       

 

14

Students will respect personal, social and academic ethical norms.

     

X

 

 

15

Students should understand the personal, social, and ecological dimensions of social responsibility, and show duties of active and global citizenship.

     

X

 

 

16

Students should know that universality of social-political and legal 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

   

 

 
 

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

10

10

Final examination

1

12

12

Total Work Load

   

118

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

   

4,72

ECTS Credit of the Course

   

6