Political Theory (POLS 502)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science(POLS)
Ahmet Evin aevin@sabanciuniv.edu,
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Doctoral, Master
Seminar,One-to-one tutorial,Group tutorial
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning
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A survey of the impact of dominant political theories in the 19th and early 20th centuries viewed as thematic constructions that have to be set in their historical context to be fully understood. The course shall focus both on political thought and on the concomitant social/intellectual movements, the latter, in turn breaking new ground for the emergence of new political cultures.


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Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
a) Identify the various approaches to political theory
b) Describe the different types of political theory
c) Examine the conceptual presuppositions of the different types of empirical political research
d) Identify of the relations between theoretical thinking and the behavior of political actors
e) Identify the place of political theory in political science
f) Comprehend the systematic way of studying and assessing political theoretical texts