Undergraduate Program (2016 Curriculum) Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

ECON 101 - Introduction to Economics I
Focuses on development of basic theory of demand, supply, and market price. Explores applications to selected microeconomic problems, such as basic monopoly and competition, and other issues that relate to the role of the pricing system in resource allocation and income distribution.

ENG121 - Basic English I
This course introduces students vocabulary, structure and communicative skills in order to help them to communicate in English at A1 Level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as feelings, food and drink, free time activities and daily routines. Various cultural elements are also involved in order to make students be aware of different cultures.

ENG122 - Basic English II
This course includes more vocabulary, structure and communicative skills necessary to communicate at beginners level. The class activities are grouped around various themes such as transport, travel, dates, holidays, money, and shopping.

KAM 101 - Introduction to Politics I
This course is an introduction to major political concepts. The following are among the concepts studied: human nature, power, community, the state, citizenship, rights, authority, sovereignty, legitimacy, freedom, equality, democracy, ideology and justice. Political regimes and systems, pressure groups, political parties, elections and voting behavior are also among the studied topics.

KAM 102 - Introduction to Politics II
This course examines the core concepts of political science such as political regimes and systems, ideologies, democracy, state and economy, religion and politics, and political parties.

KAM 104 - Introduction to Public Administration
Following topics are covered: social life, political government and social management. Public sphere and fulfillment of the public needs. Transformation of political authority. Minimal state types and property-police-law and social law. The birth and evolution of public administration, sharing of political power and bureaucratic transformation. Emergence and development of public administration as a discipline. Continental Europe and Anglo-Saxon conceptions of administration. Public administration practices in different state structures. Main approaches towards public administration. Organization of public administration. Main features of the Turkish Administration.

KAM 105 - Introduction to Sociology

KAM 142 - Studio for Public Reason II
In this course, students would understand most basic concepts and processes of political science and public administration through doing workshop, with examples from real life. For this purpose, methods such as examination of laws and documents such as budget and plan, drama, and simulations of public decision making would be used. All applications aim an interactive learning environment. In workshop, it is aimed to direct students for creative and innovative researches to relate the real life with the theories covered in the first year of the program.

KAM 201 - Constitutional Law
Constitutional law concept, historical background of Turkish Constitutions, and the current constitution with a particular attention to general provisions; the structure of the Republic; fundamental rights and duties; personal rights and duties; social and economic rights and duties; political rights and duties; organs of the Republic; legislative, executive and judicial powers; fiscal and economic provisions are among the covered topics of the course.

KAM 203 - History of Political Thought I
Topics covered by the course include classical, mediaeval, Renaissance and Reformation political thought. The relevance of that thought to contemporary politics and political theory is also examined although the principal concern of the course is historical

KAM 204 - History of Political Thought II
This course covers the history of political thought from the mid-seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. The relevance of that thought to the student’s understanding of current political issues is also encouraged to be discovered while the student’s ability to think critically is aimed to be developed.

KAM 205 - Political Structure of Turkey I

KAM 206 - Political Structure of Turkey II
The course studies the main political developments in modern Turkey after 1960. Political structure of Turkey is studied by analyzing the relations among social classes, segments of social classes, ethnic groups, military and civil bureaucracy. Students are expected to develop an analytical understanding of the major political issues, events, institutions, and processes in Turkey.

KAM 208 - Political History
This course focuses on the significant changes, major political events, political and economical developments regarding the nations and the states, and the place of modern nation states within the framework of the world history.

KAM 209 - Statistics and Research Methods in Social Sciences I
This course aims to introduce research methods for social science. Therefore, the logic of this course is to teach the logic, processes and types of social research methods to students. At the end of this course, students will have a) control of quantitative and qualitative research strategies b) Research and design problematic information c) ability of identify appropriate research techniques for different areas of research, d) skills of academic research of social issues and reporting them.

KAM 210 - Statistics and Research Methods in Social Sciences II
Gaining knowledge, skill, and confidence to conduct independent research in different ares and on different topics including the application of research methods and procedures for problem solving and impact assessment in advertising and public relations programs.

KAM 211 - History of Civilizations

KAM 243 - Studio for Public Reason III
In this course, a selected local government unit will be examined in all its aspects. During the workshop, students would conduct a structural analysis of selected local government unit. During analysis, it is aimed that student would have interactions with local government units and conduct exercises to test their theoretical knowledge.

KAM 244 - Studio for Public Reason IV
This course aims to conduct researches to improve the selected local government units and provide solution alternatives for administrative problems. It is aimed to produce concrete alternative solutions in an interactive way for problems of selected local governments.

KAM 303 - Theories of State and Society
This course has two main sections. In the fist section the focus point will be the rise of the modern state, its basic functions and specifications as well as the ruptures and continuities between the forms of pre-modern and modern states.The course then will focus on the three major theories of the state respectively, the liberal theory, the elitist theory and the Marxist theory.

KAM 304 - Comparative Government
This course covers the country studies, conceptual framework, and other analytical tools to enable the students to explain and compare the ways in which political processes work and in which political change occurs. After introducing the necessary conceptual and theoretical issues, the course will focus on country studies. At the end of the course the student is expected to develop an understanding for the politics of the countries studied as well as to understand how to make cross-national political analysis.

KAM 305 - Political Sociolgy
Course focuses on dynamic relations of social groups and institutions with political processes. Political behavior, formal politics, unconventional politics, government and civil society relations in contemporary society, political support, political bickering and distribution of government are among the topics covered in the course.

KAM 331 - Reading to Have Knowledge (English)

KAM 332 - Critical Reading (English)
This course aims to help students to gain skill on critical reading as well as critical thinking. Articles from newspapers and magazines in their subject matter will be used during the course. They will learn what a text says and how that text describes the subject matter.

KAM 412 - Seminar in Politics
This course aims to prepare students for working life through addressing in a critical way towards theoretical approaches and practices of political science and public management. In the course, problems encountered in working life and ethical dimensions of these problems would be covered and it is aimed to increase the ability to create a strategy. Issues such as regional and global political structures, legislative bodies, executive bodies, judicial bodies, economic policy, social movements and civil society organizations would be discussed in light of the current developments. Participation in classes, discussion for newspapers/ magazine articles, and conduct a presentation on a selected topic is compulsory for students.

KAM 429 - Media and Politics
Media that has the power of forming and directing public opinion, is argued to be fourth power with legislative, executive and judicial powers. Therefore, the course aims to analyze and discuss the relationship between media and politics.

KAM 431 - Literacy in Media (English)

KAM 432 - Addressing an Audience (English)
This course aims to help students to improve their speaking skills for working life as well as daily life. They will have had a knowledge on how to prepare a speech on different topics.

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Elective Courses

KAM 302 - Bureaucracy and Turkish Bureaucracy
The course includes different notions and theoretical approaches regarding the bureaucracy, bureaucratic behavior, and bureaucratic organizations as well as the relationality between bureaucracy and politics. Starting from this general theoretical background, the course will then focus on the Turkish Bureaucracy and discuss its evolution and dynamics since the Ottoman Period in a historical perspective.

KAM 306 - Administrative Law
The course covers following issues; Administrative Law as a Discipline of Public Law, Principles of Public Administration, Central Administration of the State, Institutions of Local Government, The Concept of Administrative Transaction, Public Service, Public Order, Civil Servants, Public Property.

KAM 311 - Theory of Democracy
The history and various definitions of democracy are explored in the course. Classical democracy, republicanism, liberal democracy, direct democracy, competitive elitism, pluralism, and limits of democratic theory are among the covered topics of the course.

KAM 312 - Philosophy of Science
The status of theoretical entities, the confirmation of theories, and the nature of scientific explanation are among the covered topics of the course.

KAM 313 - Citizenship and Civil Society
The course covers such topics as discourses on civil society, conceptions of citizenship, the state-civil society relations, role of public sphere, and the infrastructure of civil society.

KAM 314 - Political Parties and Election Systems
Political parties, political party systems, electoral systems, elections and voting, political party and election laws in Turkey are among the covered topics of the course.

KAM 315 - Administrative History of Turkey
The course focuses on the administration and organizational structure of the Ottoman Empire. This structure is examined through economic, political and social processes and formation of the Classical Period of the Ottomans is analyzed with special reference to Islamic, Seljuk and Roman heritage. Decay and decline period of the Empire are dealt with while Structure of classic empire are compared with similar examples, Tanzimat period and the origins of the Republican revolution are being examined.

KAM 316 - Urban Politics
The distinctive nature of urban dynamics leads a new area of specialty of sociology in understanding of cities and administrative structures of cities. This area, which is called as Urban Sociology, aims to educate urbanization processes and social realities in cities which is one of the basic reasons for called these current changes in the field of political science and public administration. In this course, foresees to provide students to relate social processes in cities with the administrative processes.

KAM 317 - Strategic Human Resources Management

KAM 318 - Political Psychology
A variety of theories and issues in political psychology are introduced in this course. Enhancing the knowledge about political processes with the help of psychological tools is the main aim of the course.

KAM 320 - Organization Theory
The course covers such topics as Turkish administrative structure; administrative personnel; control of administrative properties; obligations of administration; administrative courts.

KAM 345 - Studio for Public Reason V
In this course, selected central public institution's general manager unit-level, or professional organizations will be analyzed in all its aspects. During the workshop, students would conduct analysis on selected units. During analysis, it is aimed that student would have interactions with administrative units and conduct exercises to test their theoretical knowledge.

KAM 346 - Studio for Public Reason VI
This course aims to conduct researches to improve the selected administrative units and provide solution alternatives for administrative problems. It is aimed to produce concrete alternative solutions in an interactive way for problems of selected administrative unit.

KAM 401 - Contemporary Political Theory
This course provides an introduction to contemporary political theory. The theorists covered in the course are those who are concerned with such major theoretical and political concepts in contemporary world as freedom, equality, power, violence, revolution, transformation, genocide, democracy, and civil society. The students are encouraged to develop an understanding about the interrelationships that link the political, social, and psychological worlds.

KAM 402 - Public Policy
This course covers such topics as the nature and basic concepts of public policy, public policy problems, and the current debates in public policy. Cases and debates at both national and international levels are examined.

KAM 403 - Local Administrations and Urbanization Policies
In our globalizing world, impact of local government branches of shaping daily life is increasing in every passing day. Increasing importance of local government requires development of new policies for understanding and resolving problems in the cities parallel to the urbanization process. For this reason, in the local government units with the structure and functioning of urban areas to overcome the problem, developed an array of policy to express the 'urban policy' which describes structure and operation of the local government branches and the policies to overcome problems in urban area; is accepted an as integral part of the curriculum of the political science and public administration. In this course current approaches and practices in the field will be examined through focusing on local governments and urban policy issues.

KAM 404 - Urban Politics
Cities began to stand out in the global system in the last thirty years more than ever before; in this direction area of urban politics started to become more pronounced in shaping not only central political sphere but also everyday life. Political relations founded in the city, political structures in cities and the examination of the relationship of the central areas with these political structures reformat the theory and applications of political science and public administration. This course provides necessary equipments for students of political science and public administration to follow these developments and understand changing role of cities in the political system.

KAM 411 - E-Government and Applications
This course covers e-government as a tool in developing and facilitating the public services. The topics of the course include: Information Society and E-Business, Concept, Objectives and Functions Electronic Government, Development of E-Government, Conception of E-Services in Public Administration, Public Information Technology Concept, E-Governance, E-Democracy, E-Citizen, E-Government-Related Issues, E-Government applications in the World, E-government and applications in Turkey

KAM 413 - Development Policies
The development experiences of the Third-World countries are explored with a focus on such issues as economic development, dependency, revolution, cultural diversity, nationalism, authoritarianism and democracy.

KAM 414 - Politics of Education
Conceptual perspectives for examining political dynamics in organizational contexts, including the schools and universities are covered in this course. The course also examines the political processes in which education policy choices are determined.

KAM 415 - Ethics and Politics
This course examines certain ethical issues connected with politics with reference to principles in politics, lying, loyalty, public policy and private values, money and influence along with a range of issues relevant to institutional side of politics.

KAM 416 - Environmental Politics
The course focuses on the relationship between environment and politics. Social and political dimensions of environmental outcome; policy tools tackling environmental problems; and change of political institutions and attitudes responding to the degrading environment are among the covered topics of the course.

KAM 417 - Intellectual History of Modern Turkey
The course covers major intellectual currents and figures from the late Ottoman times to the present with particular attention to conservatism, Kemalism, socialism, nationalism, and Islamism.

KAM 418 - Social Movements
This course examines the structure, causes, and consequences of social movements. Historical and contemporary case studies will be introduced with particular attention to gender, ethnicity and social class.

KAM 419 - Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
In this course, the ways men and women see themselves and are seen by others as belonging to particular ethnic and racialized groups are examined. Exploring when and why ethnic loyalties and racialized interests of people generate conflict, and why and with what consequences women’s and men’s experiences of identities are often dissimilar are among the main interests of the course.

KAM 420 - Violence and Politics
This course examines the nature, causes, and consequences of violence. Firstly, it introduces a variety of approaches to violence. Then a number of empirical studies concerning violence and politics, including civil wars and the role of violence in conflict resolution are examined.

KAM 421 - Globalization and Democracy
The course focuses on the forms of interaction between democracy and globalization. War, terrorism, nationalism, discourse of democracy and globalization rhetoric are among the issues that would be covered in class.

KAM 422 - Social Policy
The topics would be covered in the course are: Basic Concepts, Industrial Revolution, The Emergence of Social Policy, Social Policy and International Organizations, Historical Development of Social Policy and leading countries.

KAM 423 - Administrative Law
Administrative Law as a Discipline of Public Law, The Concept of public Administration, Historical Development and Different Systems, Principles in Organization of Public Administration, Central Administration of the State, Institutions of Local Government, The Concept of Administrative Transaction, Public Service, Public Order, Civil Servants, Public Property, Liability of Public Administration, An Overview and Evaluation: Contemporary Trends in Administrative Law

KAM 424 - European Union Law
The aim of the course is to introduce main characteristics of EU law and to explain conflicts that may occur between EU law and national laws; the discussions about application of EU law on national area.

KAM 425 - Game Theory
The aim of the course is to gain experience on game theory and methods of the theory while introducing basic knowledge on the theory and methods, and conducting applications of the theory.

KAM 426 - Law of Obligations
The course covers issues such as; introduction to law of obligations, main principles and concepts of law of obligations, elements of debt relation, tort, unjust enrichment, performance of obligation, preventions in performance of obligations and discharging of obligations

KAM 427 - Social Security Law
The course covers issues such as concepts of employer, employee and work; legislations on work; unions of employer and employee; strikes, lockouts, various social security systems, the Turkish Social Security System and social rights.

KAM 428 - Civil Law
The course covers issues such as fundamental principles of civil law, capacity to act, the protection of individual rights and personality, kinship, residence, the basic concepts of civil law such as associations and foundations.

KAM 430 - Public Finance
The course would cover basically income and expenses of public economy. The scope of the course is public economy, types and nature of public revenues, public barrowing, public expenditures, budget and fiscal policy

KAM 433 - Turkey-EU Relations

KAM 441 - Seminar in Public Administration I
This course aims to prepare students for working life through addressing in a critical way towards theoretical approaches and practices of public management. In the course, problems encountered in working life and ethical dimensions of these problems would be covered and it is aimed to increase the ability to create a strategy. Issues such as regional and global political structures, legislative bodies, executive bodies, judicial bodies, economic policy, social movements and civil society organizations would be discussed in light of the current developments. Participation in classes, discussion for newspapers/ magazine articles, and conduct a presentation on a selected topic is compulsory for students.

KAM 442 - Seminar in Public Administration II
This course aims to prepare students for working life through addressing in a critical way towards theoretical approaches and practices of public management. In the course, problems encountered in working life and ethical dimensions of these problems would be covered and it is aimed to increase the ability to create a strategy. Issues such as regional and global political structures, legislative bodies, executive bodies, judicial bodies, economic policy, social movements and civil society organizations would be discussed in light of the current developments. Participation in classes, discussion for newspapers/ magazine articles, and conduct a presentation on a selected topic is compulsory for students.

KAM 443 - Seminar in Politics II
This course aims to prepare students for working life through addressing in a critical way towards theoretical approaches and practices of political science and public management. In the course, problems encountered in working life and ethical dimensions of these problems would be covered and it is aimed to increase the ability to create a strategy. Issues such as regional and global political structures, legislative bodies, executive bodies, judicial bodies, economic policy, social movements and civil society organizations would be discussed in light of the current developments. Participation in classes, discussion for newspapers/ magazine articles, and conduct a presentation on a selected topic is compulsory for students.

KAM 447 - Studio for Public Reason VII
In this course, selected central management unit (such as a ministry, presidency ...) will be analyzed in all its aspects. During analysis, it is aimed that student would have interactions with central administrative units and conduct exercises to test their theoretical knowledge

KAM 448 - Studio for Public Reason VIII
This course aims to conduct researches to improve the central administrative units and provide solution alternatives for administrative problems. It is aimed to produce concrete alternative solutions in an interactive way for problems of selected administrative unit.

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

ECON 102 - Introduction To Economics II
The course focuses on the flow of national income, economic growth, and fluctuation, the role of money and banking, and monetary and fiscal policies. Emphasizes the development of conceptual tools to analyze the economic problems facing modern society.

ENG221 - Basic English III
This course includes activities aiming at improving vocabulary, structure and communicative skills in order to help students to communicate at pre-intermediate level. These activities include more themes such as abilities, dates, health problems, free time activities, biographies, and phone conversations. Various cultural elements are also included in order to make students be aware of different cultures.

ENG222 - Basic English IV
This course includes activities aiming at improving vocabulary, structure and communicative skills in order to help students to communicate at pre-intermediate level. These activities include more themes such as abilities, dates, health problems, free time activities, biographies, and phone conversations. Various cultural elements are also included in order to make students be aware of different cultures.

HIST101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

KAM 141 - Studio for Public Reason I
In this course, students would understand most basic concepts and processes of political science and public administration through doing workshop, with examples from real life. For this purpose, methods such as to invite the public administrators, surveys and common mind studies, department lectures, evaluation of the news in the media would be used. All applications aim an interactive learning environment. In workshop, it is aimed to direct students for creative and innovative researches to relate the real life with the theories covered in the first semester of the program.

LAW 111 - Introduction To Law
This is an introductory course in which basic concepts of law and preliminary matters are studied. Following the general legal concepts and institutions of law and overview of the Turkish Legal System; interaction of law and economics; interrelated areas such as economic and social rights recognised in international legal documents; basic concepts of competition law are also covered.