Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205065142014Elective124
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To provide the students with a basic level of knowledge on the history of political thought.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Mertcan AKAN
Learning Outcomes
1To have information about political thought.
2To understand the transformations in the historical process of political thinking.
3To gain a conceptual viewpoint about a political phenomenon.
4To be able to make comparisons between different political ideas.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Reading and discussion of basic political philosophy texts.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction and basic approachesTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
2Politic and Social OrderTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
3Russian intelligentsias.Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
4Russia’s eighteenth-century EnlightenmentTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
5Conservatism in the age of Alexander I and Nicholas ITheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
6NihilismTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
7Tradition and counter-tradition: the Radical intelligentsia ve Classical Russian LiteratureTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
8Religious Renaissance in Silver AgeTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
9Midterm ExamTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
10Russian socialismTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
11AnarchismTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
12Russian Intellectual Life in the Era of Tolstoy and DostoyevskyTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
13The currents of Thought in Soviet PeriodTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
14Dialectical Materialism ve Soviet ScienceTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
15The Opening of the West of RussiaTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
16Final ExamTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
Recommended or Required Reading
Mete Tunçay, Batı’da Siyasal Düşünceler Tarihi, 3 cilt, İstanbul: Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2012. George Sabine, Yakınçağ Siyasal Düşünceler Tarihi, İstanbul: Cem Yayınevi, 2000. Belgin Çınar (ed.), 19. Yüzyıldan 20. Yüzyıla Modern Siyasal İdeolojiler, İstanbul: Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2011. Serpil Sancar Üşür, İdeolojinin Serüveni, Ankara: İmge Kitabevi, 2008. Şerif Mardin, İdeoloji, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, 1998. Niyazi Berkes, Türkiye’de Çağdaşlaşma, İstanbul: Bilgi Yayınevi, 1978. Hilmi Z. Ülken, Türkiye’de Çağdaş Düşünce Tarihi, İstanbul: Ülken Yayınları, 1994. Alaeddin Şenel, Siyasal Düşünceler Tarihi, İstanbul: Bilim ve Sanat Vakfı Yayınları, 2011. Mehmet Ali Ağaoğulları, Sokrates’ten Jakobenlere Batı’da Siyasal Düşünceler, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, 2011 Hilal Onur İnce, Günümüzde Yeni Siyasal Yaklaşımlar, Ankara: Doğu-Batı Yayınları, 2010.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11616
Final Examination12020
Attending Lectures14342
Project Presentation14114
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)134
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
PO
9
LO1  55  54 
LO25 5 5  55
LO35 5   555
LO4         
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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