Political Science

History of Political Thought II(SP202)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
SP202 History of Political Thought II 4 3 0 0 3 5
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction French
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Magali BOUMAZA boumazamagali@yahoo.fr (Email)
Assistant
Objective The course objective is to give students necessary intellectual tools to analyze and discuss history of political thought. Students will also gain the ability to decipher historical themes of political thinking and develop a good the understanding of the relationships between major themes of the political sciences and real world problems.
Content History of political thought from the antiquity, up to the 19.th century. Concepts and vocabulary of the political theories and their relations to modern current social themes.
Course Learning Outcomes Students will be acquainted with the history of political thought vocabulary and concepts. They will develop a critical insight concerning political theories past and present and they will be able to compare the history of political thought and related modern social topics.
Teaching and Learning Methods Classical academic course format, interactive discussions, student presentations, site internet for homework upload and reference material distribution.
References Course book: Histoire raisonnée de la philosophie morale et politique - Le bonheur et l'utile. Sous la direction de Alain Caillé, Christian Lazzeri, Michel Senellart, Ed. La Découverte with additional lectures from:
L'anomalie sauvage - Negri
Robert Filmer - Patriarcha
La théologie Politique – Schmitt
La banalité de mal - Arendt
La théorie de justice – Rawls
Vers une Société rationnelle- Habermas
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Spinoza - L'anomalie sauvage - Negri
2 Locke 1
3 Locke 2
4 Rousseau (1712-1778) : l’idée d’un peuple heureux Hume (1711-1776) : la science de la nature humaine
5 Kant (1724-1804) : le bonheur et la religion dans les limites de la morale
6 l'influence de la pensée politique de Kant sur Marx
7 L’utilitarisme et la naissance des sciences sociales Les socialismes français
8 Hegel (1770-1831) : le bien au-delà du besoin
9 Pierre Leroux (1797-1871) : prophète et critique du « socialisme » Marx (1818-1883) : utilitarisme, exploitation et bonheur communiste Auguste Comte (1798-1857) : l’espoir d’une politique scientifique
10 John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) : un utilitariste anti-utilitariste ? Les libéralismes français anti-utilitaristes : G. de Staël (1766-1817), B. Constant (1767-1830) et A. de Tocqueville (1805-1859) Kropotkine (1842-1921) : l’économie libertaire
11 Georg Simmel (1858-1918), Max Weber (1864-1920), Max Scheler (1874-1928) et la tradition sociologique allemande : grandeur et misère de l’homme économique Le pragmatisme américain. Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), William James (1842-1910), John Dewey (1859-1952), George Herbert Mead (1863-1931)
12 Heidegger (1889-1976) : portrait du philosophe en politique Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) : la banalité du mal
13 Schmitt
14 Levinas - Habermas - Rawls
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 14 20
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 10 60
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 1 20
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 25 100
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.
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 3 42
Assignments 14 1 14
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 20 20
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 138
Total Workload / 25 5,52
Credits ECTS 6
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