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Code POLS 400
Term 201201
Title Ancient, Medieval and Early Political Theory
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject Political Science(POLS)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ahmet Evin,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101
Mode of Delivery Interactive lecture,Seminar,On-line task/distance
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Task based learning

This course is a chronological survey of the history of ncient Greek, medieval and early modern political thought. It begins with the Greek classics and covers the medieval thinkers and ends with Renaissance and the 16th century thinkers. Given more than two millennia between the first and the last, the course aims to place each thinker within the relevant historical context linking each with the past and present day discussions thus preparing the students for a sound evaluation of later stages of political theorizing.

Learning Outcome

? Demonstrate substantive knowledge of political philosophy in the medieval and the early modern period.
? Describe and compare the key political doctrines of the medieval and the early modern west with those that shaped the islamic empires from the Umayyid Period to the ottoman classical age.
? Demonstrate the ability to compare definitions of sovereignity, state power and citizenship in Europe and the Islamic world in the same period.
? Analyze how concepts of autonomy civility, civic duty, rights and obligations, means of rule and government and the concept of jurisdiction were defined by medieval thinkers in the east and west.
? Compare the Roman Legacy and medieval custom with the principles and norms of government according to Muslim thinkers.

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 5
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5