Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
130300106100HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHTSCompulsory362
Level of Course Unit
First 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)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Cem DOĞAN
Learning Outcomes
1The individuals who are major in their field and experienced are being grown as dependent on main principles of Republic of Turkey and convenient for the main aims of Turkish national education system.
2The individuals who are major in their field and experienced are being grown as dependent on main principles of Republic of Turkey and convenient for the main aims of Turkish national education system.
3They will achieve some behaviour such as being open-minded while doing scientific investigations, being suspicious and delaying decisions in the situation of having no complete proof, and they can maintain their studies with patience and care.
4They will achieve some behaviour such as being open-minded while doing scientific investigations, being suspicious and delaying decisions in the situation of having no complete proof, and they can maintain their studies with patience and care.
5They will apply the modern methods writing and investigating history by being loyal to scientific ethical rules.
6They will apply the modern methods writing and investigating history by being loyal to scientific ethical rules.
7By learning other disciplines which can be an assist to science of history, they will benefit from the branches which will help them in their investigations and studies.
8By learning other disciplines which can be an assist to science of history, they will benefit from the branches which will help them in their investigations and studies.
9S/he understands the importance of the Ancient Greek political thought on way to interpret modern world.
10S/he understands the importance of the Ancient Greek political thought on way to interpret modern world.
11S/he considers effects of Roman political thought and Christian political thought on western political thought.
12S/he considers effects of Roman political thought and Christian political thought on western political thought.
13S/he analyzes how the concepts such as justice, power, liberty and equality are discussed by different thinkers and from the side of different ideologies.
14S/he analyzes how the concepts such as justice, power, liberty and equality are discussed by different thinkers and from the side of different ideologies.
15S/he analyzes the conditions which paved way for the emergence of totalitarian ideologies such as fascism and national socialism; then s/he knows about the historical backround of anarchosyndicalism and social state.
16S/he analyzes the conditions which paved way for the emergence of totalitarian ideologies such as fascism and national socialism; then s/he knows about the historical backround of anarchosyndicalism and social state.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
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, Anarchosyndicalism, Fascism and National Socialism, Social State.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction: Purpose of the course and course scheduleReading, explanation and discussion
2Political Thought in Antiquity I (Sophists and Socrates)Reading, explanation and discussion
3Political Thought in Antiquity II (Plato and Aristoteles)Reading, explanation and discussion
4Political Thought in the Middle Ages (Thomas Acquinas and Ibn-i Khaldun)Reading, explanation and discussion
5Political Thought in the Modern Era I (Machiavelli, Morus, Bodin and Bossiet)Reading, explanation and discussion
6Political Thought in the Modern Era II (Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Sieyes)Reading, explanation and discussion
7Political Thought in Contemporary Age I (Reactions to French Revolution)Reading, explanation and discussion
8Midterm Exam
9Political Thought in Contemporary Age II (Liberalism and Democracy)Reading, explanation and discussion
10Political Thought in Contemporary Age III (Socialism: Before and After Marx)Reading, explanation and discussion
11Political Thought in Contemporary Age IV (Anarchism and Revolutionary Syndicalism)Reading, explanation and discussion
12Political Thought in Contemporary Age V (Fascism and National Socialism)Reading, explanation and discussion
13Social StateReading, explanation and discussion
14Liberalism Again: Rawls, Hayek and NozickReading, explanation and discussion
Recommended or Required Reading
GÖZE, Ayferi (2000), Siyasal Düşünceler ve Yönetimler, Beta Yayınları, İstanbul. ARNHART, Larry (2004), Siyasi Düşünce Tarihi: Platon´dan Rawls´a, Adres Yayınları, Ankara. TANNENBAUM,Donald ve David Schultz (2005), Siyasi Düşünce Tarihi: Filozoflar ve Fikirleri, Adres Yayınları, Ankara.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13226
Self Study13113
Individual Study for Mid term Examination199
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading7214
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)75
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