Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205065202014History of Political ThoughtElective124
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to analyze political thoughts which have been produced in Western world following Ancient Greek political thought and from French Revolution to the end of 19th century. In this framework, concepts such as liberalism, democracy and emergence of socialism will be taken into consideration in terms of modernity.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Yahya Kemal TAŞTAN
Learning Outcomes
1Graduates will be aware of the evolution of political thought and the comments of important political philopshers since the Medieval Era.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The concepts of state, power, human nature, justice, equality and liberty from Ancient Greek to Medieval Age in terms of social contract; French Revolution, Reactions to Revolution, Utopian Socialism and Marxism, Anarchism, Anarcho-syndicalism, Fascism and National Socialism, Social State.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Political Philosophers in Primeval EraTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
2Evolution of Political Thought in Medieval EraTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
3Modern Ages: Reform Movements in ReligionTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
4French Revolution Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
5Saint Thomas d’AquinTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
6MachiavelliTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
7Thomas MooreTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
8Midterm ExamWritten exam will be done.
9Jean BodinTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
10Thomas HobbesTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
11Jacques Benigne BossuetTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
12John LockeTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
13MontesquieuTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
14RosseauTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
15EvolutionTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
16Final ExamWritten exam will be done.
Recommended or Required Reading
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures3927
Discussion3824
Seminar2816
Criticising Paper3824
Reading3824
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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