Political Science

Political Science(SP102)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
SP102 Political Science 2 3 0 0 3 4
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction French
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Burcu ERTUNA BİÇER bertuna@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Objective The objective of this course is to make known to the students the concepts, the currents and the big authors of the political science. Besides the course aims that the students of communication are in a position to situate and link up the political one to their knowledge presented by of other courses.
Content (Subject Headings)
Course Learning Outcomes - The student will know the basic concepts of political science.
- The student will know the actors of the political domain.
- The student will know the difference between different systems and political regimes.
- The student will be able to define different types of political participation.
- The student will identify different types of political culture.
- The student will differentiate a political fact of a social fact.
- The student will be able to evaluate the effects of the media in the political domain.
Teaching and Learning Methods Theoretical course
References - Course notes
- Dominique Chagnollaud, Science Politique. Elémenets de sociologie politique, Paris: Editions Dalloz, 2000.
- Philippe Guillot, Introduction à la Science Politique, Paris: Armand Collin, 1998.
- Dominique Colas, Sociologie Politique, Paris: PUF, 1994.
- Yves Schemeil, La Science Politique, Paris: Armand Collin, 1994.
- Jean-Marie Denquin, Science Politique, 5e edition, Paris: PUF, 1985.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Knowledge and presentation of the course and program
2 Definition of politics
3 The object of political science
4 State: The definition, elements, characteristics, philosophical foundations
5 Political power
6 Systemic analysis of political life (David Easton)
8 Political culture
9 Political Socialization and Political Participation
10 Political actors
11 Political systems
12 Political parties
13 The elections and the democracy
14 The media and politics
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 40
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 60
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 100
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 1 100
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Understanding the major theories, concepts, foundations, and methodologies used in the study of politics. X
2 Identifying the structure and operation of the political system in Turkey and other political systems in the world. X
3 Identifying and gathering information from credible primary and secondary sources; analyzing and synthesizing the acquired knowledge. X
4 Generating and testing empirically hypotheses about political processes, institutions, mechanisms and relationships. X
5 Designing, conducting and interpreting the results of original research in accordance with the scientific and ethical principles by using basic research methods. X
6 Showing awareness and sensivity towards issues related to democracy, human rights and social peace. X
7 Appraising the sources of societal conflict and how they can be resolved by political means. X
8 Examining critically the nature of change in the global political community, and the complex character of processes such as globalization. X
9 Taking a role in a teamwork in political science and general fields of other related disciplines. X
10 Following publications in foreign languages and communicating with the colleagues in the international environment by using French which is the language of education in Galatasaray University and English, the compulsory foreign language. X
11 Using required level of information and communication technologies. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 1 14
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 24 24
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 24 24
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 104
Total Workload / 25 4,16
Credits ECTS 4
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