Training Plans

Course Code Course Type ECTS Semester Year Level of Course Unit Mode of Delivery Language of Instruction
630702015012000 Zorunlu 6.00 1 1 0 0 İngilizce

Objectives of the Course

This course elaborates on the problematic of ideal political regime within the context of Ancient Greek-Rome and Middle Age Europe.

Name of Lecturer(s)

Doç.Dr. Koray Tütüncü

Prerequisites and co-requisities

None

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

This course focuses on the question of political regime by analyzing different traditions of political philosophy such as Platonism, Aristotelianism, Stoicism and Neo-Platonism.

Recommended or Required Reading

The selective reading from the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Polybius and secondary readings related to Stoa and Neo-Platonism.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods and Criteria

Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Mean Percentage
Midterm Examination150
Attending Lectures125
Reading125
TOTAL: 100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Mean Percentage
Final Examination150
Writing Paper150
TOTAL: 100

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Count Duration (hrs) Total Workload
Midterm Examination140.040.0
Final Examination160.060.0
Attending Lectures120.020.0
Writing Paper140.040.0
Reading120.020.0
TOTAL: 180

Course Weekly Program

week: Activity P L
1Political Theory and The Question of Political Regime
2Platon "Republic" I, II, III
3Platon "Republic" IV, V, VI
4Platon "Republic" VII, VIII, IX, X
5Aristoteles "Politics' I, II, III, IV
6Aristoteles "Politics' V, VI, VII, VIII
7Mid-Term Break
8Stoa Thinking: God, Nature and Knowledge
9Stoa Thinking: Morality, Free Will and Politics
10Polybius and Cicero
11Neo-Platonist Thinking: God, Nature and Knowledge
12Neo-Platonist Thinking: Morality, Free Will and Politics
13Augustinus
14General Evaluation
15
16

Learning Outcomes & Contribution to Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes
Students understand the question of political regime.
Students understand basic texts of Platon, Aristotle and Augustinus on the basis of political regime.
Students understand different politico-theological and philosophical basis of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy as the different types of political regime.

1 Very Low
2Low
3 Medium
4High
5 Very High