Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The objectives of the department are to supply an overall and comprehensive outlook on political and administrative issues, develop a critical perspective on the state, law, political parties, local governments, bureaucracy, ideology, ethics, justice and the issues of gender, and provide the necessary research skills for analysing policymaking processes and initiating administrative reforms.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH125 BASIC MATHEMATICS I 4 3 2 5.0
ADM1121 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS I 3 3 0 6.0
ADM1323 SOCIETY AND CULTURE 3 3 0 6.0
ADM2401 PRINCIPLES OF LAW 3 3 0 6.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK101 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ADM1122 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS II 3 3 0 6.0
ADM1225 ADM. ORGANIZATION. IN PUBLIC CONTEXT 3 3 0 6.0
ADM2402 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 3 3 0 6.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK102 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ADM2121 HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT I 3 3 0 6.0
ADM2242 TURKISH ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM 3 3 0 6.0
ADM2311 FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH 3 3 0 6.0
ECON101 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS I 5 4 2 8.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ADM1326 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 3 3 0 6.0
ADM2122 HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT II 3 3 0 6.0
ADM2132 COMPARATIVE GOVERMMENT 3 3 0 6.0
ECON102 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS II 5 4 2 8.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ADM3101 APPROACHES TO STATE-SOCIETY RELATIONS 3 3 0 6.0
ADM3161 TURKISH POLITICS AND POLI.STRUCT I 3 3 0 6.0
ADM3429 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW I 3 3 0 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ADM3160 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY 3 3 0 6.0
ADM3162 TURKISH POLI.&POLITICAL STRUCTURE II 3 3 0 6.0
ADM3208 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY 3 3 0 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week