PSIR 652 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Turkish Political Thought
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 652
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to offer students an overview of intellectual trends in later parts of the Ottoman Empire and early republican period.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able explain the development of liberalism in Turkey, its thinkers and the relationship between historical context and the arguments of those thinkers.
  • Will be able to discuss the development of conservatism in Turkey and the arguments of its thinkers.
  • Will be able explain the development of socialism in Turkey, its thinkers and the relationship between historical context and the arguments of those thinkers.
  • Will be able explain the development of nationalism in Turkey, its thinkers and the relationship between historical context and the arguments of those thinkers.
  • Will be able to discuss the development of feminism in Turkey and the arguments of its thinkers.
Course Content Special attention will be paid to the evolution of major political thoughts as liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, islamism, socialism during the post-1908 period.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction and review of syllabus
2 Historical Background Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey (London: Oxford University Press, 1961). Stanford J. and Ezel Kural Shaw, History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey, Volume 2: Reform, Revolution and Republic: The Rise of Modern Turkey, 1908–1975 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977).
3 Turkish Liberalism I Ali Erkul. “Prens Sabahattin,” Emre Kongar (der.), Türk Toplumbilimcileri I, (Istanbul: Remzi, 1982).
4 Turkish Liberalism II Simten Coşar, "Ahmet Ağaoğlu: Türk Liberalizminin Açmazlarına Bir Giriş,” Toplum ve Bilim, 74, Güz 1997. Simten Coşar, “Ahmet Ağaoğlu,” Tanıl Bora, Murat Gültekingil (der.) içinde, Modern Türkiye'de Siyasi Düşünce, Liberalizm, Cilt 7, (İstanbul: İletişim, 2005), s. 236-242. Ayşe Kadıoğlu, “Milliyetçilik-Liberalizm Ekseninde Vatandaşlık ve Bireysellik,” Tanıl Bora (der.), Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: Milliyetçilik, Cilt 4 (Istanbul: İletişim, 2002, ss, 284-293).
5 Turkish Conservatism I Nazım İrem (2002), “Turkish Conservative Modernism: Birth of a Quest for Cultural Renewal”, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 34, pp. 87-112. Ahmet Çiğdem, "Muhafazarlık Üstüne," Toplum ve Bilim, no.74 (1997): 32-51.
6 Turkish Conservatism II Yüksel Taşkın (2003), “Muhafazakar Bir Proje Olarak Türk-İslam Sentezi”, in Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce, Cilt 5: Muhafazakarlık, Istanbul 2003, İletişim Yayınları, pp. 381-401.
7 Islamism İsmail Kara (2004), “İslamcı Söylemin Kaynakları ve Gerçeklik Değeri”, in Y. Aktay (ed.), Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce, Cilt 6: İslamcılık, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, pp. 34-47. Nuray Mert, “Türkiye İslâmcılığına Tarihsel Bir Bakış,” Yasin Aktay (ed.) Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: İslamcılık, Cilt 6 (Istanbul: İletişim, 2004).
8 Midterm
9 Nationalism Andrew Davison, “Secularization and Modernization in Turkey: the Ideas of Ziya Gökalp,” Economy and Society, 24/2, May 1995, pp. 189-224. Kerem Ünüvar, “Ziya Gökalp,” Tanıl Bora (der.), Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: Milliyetçilik, Cilt 4 (Istanbul: İletişim, 2002).
10 Extreme Nationalism Jacob M. Landau, Pan-Turkism : From Irredentism to Cooperation (London : Hurst & Company, 1995).
11 Socialism I Murat Belge, “Türkiye’de Sosyalizm Tarihinin Ana Çizgileri,” Murat Gültekingil (ed.) Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: Sol, Cilt 8 (Istanbul: İletişim, 2007).
12 Socialism II Suavi Aydın ve KeremÜnüvar, (2007), “ATÜT Tartışmaları ve Sol”, Modern Türkiye'de Siyasi Düşünce, Cilt 8: Sol, İletişim Yayınları, İstanbul, pp. 1082-88. Mustafa Türkeş, "The Ideology of the Kadro [Kadre] Movement: A Patriotic Leftist Movement in Turkey," in Turkey Before and After Atatürk, edited by Sylvia Kedourie (London: Frank Cass, 1999): 92-119.
13 Feminism Nükhet Sirman, “Feminism in Turkey: A Short History,” New Perspectives on Turkey, 3/1, Fall 1989. Kadıoğlu, Ayşe, “Women's Subordination in Turkey: Is Islam Really the Villain?,” Middle East Journal, 48/4, Autumn 1994, pp. 645-661.
14 Presentations
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Examination

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
16
30
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
18
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
1
107
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
250

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve and deepen the theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations.

X
2

To be able to evaluate critically and analytically the relationships between various factors in the discipline of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture at an advanced level.

X
3

To be able to determine the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature and gain the ability of questioning at an advanced level.

X
4

To be able to gain the ability to develop innovative, leading and original arguments in order to fill the gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

X
5

To be able to gather, analyze, and interpret the data by using advanced qualitative or quantitative research methods in Political Science and International Relations.

X
6

To be able to develop original academic works and publish scientific articles in refereed national or international indexed journals in the field of Political Science and International Relations.

X
7

To be able to describe individual research and contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations in written, oral, and visual forms.

X
8

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity and/or as part of a team in generating innovative and analytical solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

9

To be able to develop projects in determining the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in national and international politics.

10

To be able to prepare an original thesis in Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

11

To be able to follow new research and developments, publish scientific articles and participate the debates in academic meetings in Political Science and International Relations through a foreign language.

12

To be able to have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of gathering, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest