Academic Catalog

PSIR237 PRINCIPLES OF LAW

Course Code: 3540237
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Political Science And International Relations
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AL MURAT ZDEMR
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This is an introductory course in which basic concepts and general principles of law, as well as issues concerning the Turkish legal system, are studied in order to provide an introduction to legal concepts and institutions that will serve as a foundation for other courses dealing with legal studies. The scope of the course includes, but is not limited to, the characteristics of law as compared to other rules of social conduct; functions of law; basic legal concepts and legal institutions; sources of law; the court systems; and other related issues.