Political Science

Introduction to Political Science(SP101)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
SP101 Introduction to Political Science 1 3 0 0 3 5
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 This course’s aim is to introduce the students to the main subjects, concepts, ideologies and theories of the political science in order to provide them with a frame of fundamental political analysis.
Content The course contains definitions, different theoretical dimensions and different approaches of political phenomenon, political science, State and bureaucracy. It also contains different meanings attached to notions like ideologies and their origins, history and theoretical contents (especially related to liberalism, socialism and nationalism). The course also treats the origins of democracy and political parties.
Course Learning Outcomes Students who have followed and successfully completed the course are able to :

1) master intellectually the main concepts of political science
2) understand types of reasoning and theories of political science
Teaching and Learning Methods The course is based on the lectures given by the instructor.
References P. Braud, Sociologie politique, L.G.D.J., 2004.

D. Chagnollaud, Science politique, Dalloz, coll. “Cours”, 2002.

J. M. Denquin, Introduction à la science politique, Hachette, Coll. Les fondamentaux, 2001.

M. Grawitz et J. Leca, Traité de science politique, 4 tomes, PUF, 1985.

G. Hermet, B. Badie, P. Birnbaum et P. Braud, Dictionnaire de la science politique et des institutions politiques, A. Colin, Coll. Cursus, 1994.

F. Lambert et S. Lefranc, 50 fiches pour comprendre la science politique, Bréal, 2003.

J. Lagroye, Sociologie politique, Presses de Science Po et Dalloz.

C. Rouvier, Sociologie politique, Litec, 2006.

J. Touchard, Histoire des idées politiques, tome 2 (du XVIIIème à nos jours), PUF, 2005.

Esat Çam, Siyaset Bilimine Giriş, Der Yayınları , İstanbul, 2005.

Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Siyaset Bilimi, İmge Kitabevi, Ankara 2007.

Münci Kapani, Politika Bilimine Giriş, Bilgi Yayınları, Ankara, 2004.

Nur Vergin, Siyasetin Sosyolojisi, Bağlam Yayınları, İstanbul, 2003.

A. Heywood, Politics, Palgrave, 2002.
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Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 0 50
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 0 50
Toplam 0 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 50
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 50
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 12 4 48
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 12 12
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 112
Total Workload / 25 4,48
Credits ECTS 4
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