COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Constitutional Law I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 105
Fall
3
0
3
8
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The object of this course is to provide a general approach on the basic concepts and subjects of Constitutional Law,in the light of the principle of supremacy of the constitution. Constitutions are peremptory norms and founding texts that regulate the establishment and operation of the state and secures the fundamental rights and freedoms. It's aimed to clarify the concepts of state, organs of state, forms of state, constituent power, democracy, election, governmental system, human rights and constitutional audit. These subjetcs will also be solid with case studies.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will have knowledge about basic principles of Constitutional Law.
  • Will have knowledge about state, democracy, government regimes, constituent power and elections.
  • Will have general knowledge about fundamental rights and freedoms and how to protect their constitutional rights.
  • Will apprehend the functions of the Constitution and its superiority.
  • Will have basic knowledge about constitutional jurisdiction.
Course Content In this course, the Constitution, the Constitutional Law concepts, Constitutional types, constitutional movements, Constitution Making and changing the political power and the concept of state, government forms, government systems, the concept of democracy, democracy types, elections dominant principles and electoral systems, political parties, the constitutionality control with the basic rights and freedoms will examine. Course topics related decisions of the Turkish Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights will be examined in the light of the decision, subjects will be concretized through practical work.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Public Law and Constitutional Law Concepts Course notes and related sections from other sources
2 Hierarchy of Norms and Supremacy of Constitution Course notes and related sections from other sources
3 Constitution Making and Constitutionalism Course notes and related sections from other sources
4 Concept of State and Types of States Course notes and related sections from other sources
5 Legislative, Executive Jurisdiction Powers Course notes and related sections from other sources
6 Governmental Systems Course notes and related sections from other sources
7 Electoral Systems and Political Parties Course notes and related sections from other sources
8 Review of the subjects and case solving Course notes and related sections from other sources
9 Midterm Exam
10 Democracy and Democracy types Course notes and related sections from other sources
11 Basic Rights and Freedoms Course notes and related sections from other sources
12 Constitutional Review Course notes and related sections from other sources
13 1876 and the 1921 Constitutions Course notes and related sections from other sources
14 The 1924 Constitution Course notes and related sections from other sources
15 The 1961 Constitution Course notes and related sections from other sources
16 Review of the semester and case solving Course notes and related sections from other sources
Course Textbooks
Kemal Gözler, Anayasa Hukukunun Genel Esasları, Ekin Yayıncılık.
References

Bülent Tanör, Osmanlı Türk Anayasal Gelişmeleri YKY yay, Erdoğan Teziç, Anayasa Hukuku, Beta Yayıncılık.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
70
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
1
30
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
70
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
20
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
26
Final / Oral Exam
1
46
    Total
220

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To solve problems, to have analytical and holistic viewpoint and to develop strategic thinking as a principle in the field of law X
2 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to critique what they have already learn in the field of law, adopting lifelong learning and continuously developing themselves X
3 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to analyze and interpret their academic knowledge and express their solutions regarding legal problems both oral and written X
4 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to understand the legal concepts and ideas in both national and multinational settings and practice cross disciplinary and comparative analysis X
5 To be aware of principles of social, occupational, and legal ethics X
6 To create solutions with creative and innovative motives when coming across with unexpected legal situations, and be able to apply the academic gain during new and unconventional occasions X
7 Acquiring leadership qualifications and applying them successfully X
8 Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, vulnerable to criticism and having self confidence X
9 To be able to reach the latest scientific resources, court decisions and other sources of law and be able to transfer the academic knowledge to real life with both national and international thinking X
10 To know and act according to the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances such as data collection, interpretation, announcing and practicing regarding legal, social and political progress X
11 To be able to use a foreign language as fluent as possible for both pursuing the legal information and court decisions and developing proper communication with colleagues from other countries, ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1) X
12 Above average in both written and spoken of a second foreign language X
13 Able to use computer programs and technology to an adequate level required by the field of law ("European Computer Driving License", Advanced Level") X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest