Formal Modelling and Political Analysis I (POLS 434)

2020 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science(POLS)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Özge Kemahlıoğlu ozgekemah@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Task based learning
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CONTENT

This course is designed to provide an introduction to deductive theory and formal modelling. Topics covered include elementary decision theory, game theory and theory of social choice, with no mathematical prerequisites assumed expect high school algebra.

OBJECTIVE

The objective is to help students study politics from an analytical perspective.

LEARNING OUTCOME

understand basic game theory concepts
apply basic game theory concepts to political science questions
assess the applications of basic game theory concepts in the political science literature
analyze politics from an analytical perspective

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES


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. 3

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. 4

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 3


1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 4

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 3

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 4


1. Understand and follow changes in patterns of political behavior, ideas and structures. 4

2. Develop the ability to make logical inferences about social and political issues on the basis of comparative and historical knowledge. 5


1. Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives.

2. Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs.

3. Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions.

4. Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 20
Participation 10
Homework 40

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Martin Osborne, An Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press 2004