Department of Public Administration

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
ENG 101 English I 3 4
SOC 100 Sociology 3 6
CIS 151 Political Science I 3 6
HIST 103 History of Civilazations 3 6
ECON 101 Principles of Econ.I 3 6
ATA 101 Atatürk İlkeleri I 0 2
Total Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
ENG 102 English II 3 4
POL 102 Political Science II 3 6
POL 111 History of Political Thought 3 6
LAW 106 Introduction to Law 3 6
ECON 102 Principles of Econ.II 3 6
ATA 102 Atatürk İlkeleri II 0 2
Total Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
ENG 205 English for IR 3 6
PUB 201 Public Administration 3 6
LAW 205 Constitutional Law 3 6
POL 210 Modern Political Thought 3 6
IR 207 Introduction to IR I 3 6
Total Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
ENG 206 Writing Academic English 3 6
PUB 206 Local Government 3 6
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World History of the 20th Century 3 6
POL 205 Political Psychology 3 6
RES 202 Research Methods 3 6
Total Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
POL 303 Public Policy 3 6
ECON 305 History of Economic Thought 3 6
POL 312 Comparative Pol. Systems 3 6
MAN 310 Organiztional Behaviour 3 6
HIST 308 Ottoman Econ.,Social&Pol.Struct. I 3 6
Total Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
MAN 404 Human Resources 3 6
ECON 307 Public Finance 3 6
POL 306 Modern Turkish Politics 3 6
PUB 313 Bureucracy Theories 3 6
HIST 309 Ottoman Econ., Social&Pol.Struct. II 3 6
Total Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
Elective 3 6
Elective 3 6
Elective 3 6
Elective 3 6
Elective 3 6
Total Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
Elective 3 6
Elective 3 6
Elective 3 6
Elective 3 6
Elective 3 6
Total Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

Total CREDITS 120 / Total ECTS 240

Courses Discripton

ENG 101 English I
Focusing on grammar and developing of all language skills. This course aims at enabling students to understand their lessons and to express themselves in English.

POL 101 Introduction to Political Science
What is Politics, Political Science, Nations and State, Political Ideologies, Political Culture, The People and the State, Politics and the Media.

SOC 100 Sociology
A general overview of sociology including history and methodology. Explanation of the main schools in sociology, mainly Durkheim, Weber and Marx. Overview of group, stratification, institutions and structure in general.

HIST 103 History of Civilization
The course covers the main developments of the mankind from the coming of the man 2.5 million years ago to the present time. The main focus is on the big turning points of the cultural as the Neolithic Revolution (10.000 years ago), the rise of the civilization (5.500 years ago), the Renaissance (1350-1520) and the coming of Modernity.

ECON 101 Principles of Economics I
Basic concepts of economics and mainly elementary microeconomics. Topics covered are: The economic problem, supply and demand, elasticity, marginal analysis of consumers and firms behaviour, The theory of profit maximization, Analysis of markets, Pricing in competitive and non-competitive markets.

ATA 101 Principles of Atatürk’s I
The Principles of Atatürk will be discussed analytically and historically in both semesters.

ENG 102 English II
This course aims to take students to advanced level of English.

POL 102 Political Science II
The Institutions of Government, Elections and Electoral Systems, Political Parties, Interest Groups, Presidential and Parliamentary Systems, Political Leadership, Bureaucracy and Administration, Revolution, International Relations, Environmental Politics, Politics and Religion, The Rise of Religion and Nationalism.

POL 111 History of Political Thought I
The aim of this course is to endow the student with the fundamental knowledge of political theory. The content of this course comprise the political theories of the great thinkers ranging from the period of Ancient Greece to the end of the 16th century.

LAW 106 Introduction to Law
A basic introduction to the study of law namely the Nature of Law, Legal Systems, The Development of Law, The Structure and Work of the Courts, The Concepts of Legal Personality and Capacity and an Outline of the European Union, its Laws and Institutions, Company Law and Tort.

ECON 102 Principles of Economics II
Elementary Macroeconomics. Determination of National Income, The Role of Government, The Banking System. Problems of Inflation, Unemployment and Growth.

ATA 102 Principles of Atatürk’s II
The Principles of Atatürk will be discussed analytically and historically in both semesters.

ENG 205 English for Politics
This course deals with reading strategies and techniques for academic prose; word formation; writing, paraphrasing and summarizing.

PUB 201 Public Administration
This course intends to introduce the basic concepts of the field of Public Administration to the students. The course, first, concentrates on the concepts of administration and organization, the two pillars of the discipline, discuss the dynamics of the administration of an organization and then places them into a public context. In the analysis, a dynamic interdependence between administration and organization is emphasized, and particularities of this relationship in public context is underlined. Part of the discussions in the course will be devoted to the organization and administration of Public Administration System in Turkey.

LAW 205 Constitutional Law
An introduction to the main aspects of Constitutional Law, namely its Nature, Classification of Constitutions, The Doctrine of the Separation of Power, The Rule of Law, Parliamentary, Supremacy and Constitutional Connections. There is an examination of the freedom to Experience, Association, Persons and Property. Natural Justice, Delegated Legislation, Judicial Review of the Administration and Judicial Remedies and Administrative Law are also covered.

POL 210 History of Political Thought II
This course, a continuation of History of Political Thought I (POL 111), focuses on the political theories of the great thinkers ranging from the 16th century to the 20th century.

IR 207 Introduction to IR
The course introduces key conceptual issues in international relations. It analyses contemporary global problems such as security, international organisations, resources, peace and war. The main aim of the course is to encourage students for critical thinking and analysis of the world events.

ENG 206 Writing Academic English
The structure of an academic essay and different types of essays (cause and effect, argumentation, comparison and contrast) are discussed. Students write two essays and receive feedback on them.

PUB 206 Local Government
This course aims to elaborate the concept of local government in detail and tries to give satisfactory answer to the following questions: What is local government? Is it different than national government? Why there is need for the establishment of local government? What is the nature of relationships between local and national governments?

HIST 205 Political History
The course deals with the world history of the twentieth century. The main trends of the last hundred years are discussed during the course, such as the coming of the mass culture, the fast change of the world, globalization and global problems. The biggest events are also discussed, e.g. the First and the Second World War and the ‘Cold War’.

POL 205 Political Psychology
In this course, theories and empirical findings on political cognition, attitudes, beliefs and values will be explained. After this, theories of political socialisation, political action and protest behaviour will be discussed. In order to understand all these theories, various examples will be given from Turkey and other countries.

RES 202 Research Methods
Its main aim is to give the students how to work on a research, how to write an essay. For a university student writing essays or making research are a must, but at the same time for most of the students a difficult challenge. This course is aimed at making this challenge easier and explains the importance of the methodology of such work and practice and experience of doing research. It will deal with how to begin a research, to choose a topic, to find the data and analyze them, to create a working plan and to write it in an appropriate way.

MAN 310 Organizational Behaviour
The theoretical and research contribution of the behavioural sciences to management and administration are examined and applied to selected organizational situations. Areas to be considered from the standpoint of both individual and organizational performance are communication, motivation, conflict, decision-making, goal setting, leadership, organizational design, climate, development and control. Utilizing a systems perspective, the course attempts to develop in each student an ability to analyze and solve organizational problems.

ECON 305 History of Economic Thought
This course provides an overview of the development of economics as from origins of modern capitalism to the present. The aim of the course is to deepen understanding of contemporary economic questions by situating them in the context of how such questions have arisen and been debated in the history of economic thought. Topics include: (1) Ancient and medieval economic thought, (2) classical political economy from Adam Smith through Karl Marx s(3) Neo classical economics from Jevons, Menger and Walras through Marshall and his followers, (4) Keynesian economics and the neo classical synthesis, (5) More recent New classical, New Keynesian, Post Keynesian and Neo-Marxist developments. Economic theory will be situated in the broader historical contexts in which they developed. Attention will be focused on the scientific status of economic theories as well as their relation to policy and normative considerations.

POL 312 Comparative Politics
Classifying the various forms of the political systems has been one of the principal concerns of political analysis. The main aim of this course is to get this understanding. Firstly, the course shall focus on the traditional three world approaches and later the discussions will be on the recent transformation of the political world after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

POL 303 Public Policy
Making process of the public policy; the role of the authority, political parties, intelligentsia and the NGO’s to this process; the relation between central administration and the local administrations, etc.

HIST 308 Ottoman I
A critical examination and general overview of the Ottoman Empire covering the tribal organization and the Turkish origins of the Ottomans, the transformation of a frontier principality into a state, economic and social motives of the Ottomans, the governmental and military institutions of the 15th Century, the change in the idea of the ‘Law’ (Töre/Törü and Yasa/Yasak).

HRM 304 Human Resources Management
The course aims at showing the importance of human resource management (The management of people) and its link with productivity, quality of work life, and profits in today highly competitive world. Human resource management activities examined include job analysis, human resource planning, recruitment, selection, orientation, training and development, performance appraisal, career development, compensation management, labor relations, and employee health and safety.

ECON 307 Public Finance
This course offers a general introductory survey of the field of public finance. The topics include: when market fail, methods of government intervention, program and project evaluation, major state and local taxes and their effects, and financial relations. Study the productive and allocate role of government and of other aggregations of individuals, as well as the interaction among politics, economics and ethics. The course includes welfare economics, the theory of public goods, collective choice problems, cost-benefit analysis, and governmental public finance. Analyse the equity and efficiency effects of major taxes, including the personal income tax, the corporate income tax and the social security tax.

POL 306 Modern Turkish Politics
The main aim of the course is to give a broad historical understanding of the Turkish Modernization. The course shall start with the Ottoman modernization in order to understand the Turkish Modernization. The formation of the Turkish nation-state and the problems of this process will be discussed before discussing the democratization process and its problems.

PUB 313 Bureaucracy Theories
This course focuses on the definitions and an elaborate analysis of the concept of bureaucracy; historical development of the bureaucracy; an elaborate analysis of different theories of bureaucracy.

HIST 309 Ottoman II
A critical examination and general overview of the Ottoman Empire covering the tribal organization and the Turkish origins of the Ottomans, the transformation of a frontier principality into a state, economic and social motives of the Ottomans, the governmental and military institutions of the 15th Century, the change in the idea of the ‘Law’ (Töre/Törü and Yasa/Yasak).

PUB 401 Comparative Public Administrations
The study of public administration has often comparative, showing the differences and similarities between the systems of different countries. This course intends to give the students the basic problems involved in making comparative studies in the field of public administration.

PUB 402 Urbanization and Environmental Problems
One of the unique characteristics of our age is urbanization. In this course the causes of urbanization, the environmental problems created by urbanization and their reflections on public administration, the critical analysis of problems and possible solutions will be the focus of attention

PUB 405 Contemporary Administrative Problems (Seminar)
Fourth year students, who made sufficient accumulation of knowledge in the field of public administration, will have a chance to conduct a research regarding an administrative issue experienced in his country and present the findings of that work in the class, thus sharing the results with other students and answering their questions.

PUB 407 Administrative Reform
What is administrative reform (reorganization)? Why there is need for such reform or reorganization attempts? What are the chances of success in such reform attempts?

POL 401 State Theories
This course explores different notions of the state from the theoretical perspective. It examines in particular how the relationship between the state and civil society is envisaged. Within this framework, it focuses on various accounts of states in terms of modern and contemporary ideologies such as classic liberalism, modern liberalism, classic Marxism, neo-Marxism, post-Marxism, Feminism and Environmentalism.

POL 403 Political Participation
The course introduces key concepts on political participation in liberal democracies, communist states and the third world states. It also focuses on electoral systems electing assemblies, electing presidents, voting behaviour, referendums, public opinion and opinion polls are the related subjects of the course.

POL 408 Gender and Politics
In this course, it will be focused on the study on gender in political discourse. Then the impact of gender on methodological and substantive issues of politics will be discussed. Also, feminist approaches and the problems of the women, the position of the women and their participation in politics, economic and social life in developed and undeveloped countries will be compared.

POL 409 Environment and Politics
The main aim of this course is to enable the students of Political Science Department to familiarise themselves with the major concepts, ideas and issues of environmental politics and contemporary environmental political movements. More specifically, this course will explain political development and dynamics of environmental issues with reference to domestic and international context.

PUB 410 Local Government and Urban Politics
This course is an introduction to ideas and theories of local government and urban politics. In this course, the roots of local autonomy within the context of its historical development as well as from the standpoint of contemporary concepts and development will be explained. Also, the role of local authorities in democratisation will be discussed by giving various examples.