Academic Catalog

GIA105 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS I

Course Code: 3150105
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Global And International Affairs (international Joint Program)
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr REDE MR BRLER
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course provides the introductory conceptual framework for the study of politics. Definition of the basic concepts of authority, power, sovereignty, legitimacy, and ideology will be followed by the examination of major political ideologies; classical liberalism, conservatism, Marxism and fascism. This course also studies political regimes and systems, pressure groups, political parties, elections and voting behavior.