COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Constitutional Law II*
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 106
Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives After the basic knowledge taught in the first semester about basic principles and notions of Constitutional Law, it is aimed in the second semester to teach Turkish Constitutional Law. In this context, the objectives of the course are to teach Turkish Constitutional Movements in general, to learn about the Constitutions before 1982, to comprehend principles of 1982 Constitution, regime of fundamental rights and freedoms provided by Constitution, provisions of executive and legislative powers, independence of judiciary, notions and rules about Constitutional jurisdiction. With the knowledge of the first semester, it is aimed to create a vision of human rights, democracy and rule of law for students.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will have knowledge about Turkish constitutional developments, regime of fundamental right and freedoms provided by Constitution of 1982 and in the light of this Constitution will know about executive, legislative powers and constitution jurisdiction
  • Will comprehend basic principles of Constitution of 1982 and basic characteristics of Republic of Turkey
  • Will learn basic notions of human rights law and will use this perspective to solve problems
  • Will gain skills of analyzing the subjects taught in the light of the notions of human rights, rule of law and equality
  • Will evaluate concrete cases related to constitutional law in the light of the Turkish constitutional law knowledge
Course Content Turkish Constitutional Law developments and in this context Constitutions of 1876, 1921, 1961, preparation process of 1982 Constitution, general characteristics of 1982 Constitution and its evolution process, characteristics and principles of the State, regime of fundamental rights and freedoms provided by 1982 Constitution, functioning of legislative power, formation of legislative power in Turkey, legal status of the members of Grand National Assembly of Turkey, their duties and authorities, executive power and its functioning, accession of president of the republic and council of ministers, their legal, criminal and political responsibility, rule making of Council of Ministers, state of emergency, Turkish government system and constitutional jurisdiction will be covered in this course.

 



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 Constitutional developments during Ottoman period, Constitution of 1921 Course notes and related sections from other sources
2 Constitution of 1921 and 1961 Course notes and related sections from other sources
3 Preparation process of the Constitution of 1982, basic characteristics of the Constitution, fundamental changes committed Course notes and related sections from other sources
4 Basic characteristics and principles of the State Course notes and related sections from other sources
5 Basic characteristics and principles of the State Course notes and related sections from other sources
6 Human rights law in general, regime of fundamental rights and freedoms provided by Constitution Course notes and related sections from other sources
7 Regime of fundamental rights and freedoms of the 1982 Constitution Course notes and related sections from other sources
8 Midterm Exam
9 Election of the members of Grand National Assembly of Turkey, their legal status, internal structure of the Assembly, its working order Course notes and related sections from other sources
10 Legislative acts, duties and authorities of Grand National Assembly Course notes and related sections from other sources
11 Executive organ: the election of president of the Republic, duties and authorities, liability and nonliability Course notes and related sections from other sources
12 Council of Ministers: Foundation, duties and authorities, liability of ministers Course notes and related sections from other sources
13 Emergency governance: Judicial organ and independence of jurisdiction Course notes and related sections from other sources
14 Constitutional jurisdiction: structure of Constitutional Court, duties and authorities, audit procedures Course notes and related sections from other sources
15 Individual communications and characteristics of the Constitutional Court's rulings Course notes and related sections from other sources
16 Modification of the Constitution and review of the semester. Course notes and related sections from other sources
Course Textbooks Kemal Gözler, Türk Anayasa Hukuku, 2014; Zafer Gören, Anayasa Hukuku, 2011.
References Bülent Tanör- Necmi Yüzbaşıoğlu, 1982 Anayasasına göre Türk Anayasa Hukuku, 2014; Ergun Özbudun, Türk Anayasa Hukuku, 2014.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

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

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
30
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
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
17
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
    Total
179

 

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