COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Philosophy and Sociology of Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 220
Spring
3
0
3
3
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The main purpose of this course is to give general information about basic philosophy and sociology concepts and movements and to create a perspective on how these concepts and movements are reflected in legal theory and practice.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to explain the parallelism between law and philosophy, and therefore law and justice.
  • Will be able to make comparisons between the relationships between different disciplines and law,
  • Will be able to use legal interpretation and methods in different areas of law
  • Will be able to look at law externally and holistically, from the perspective of legal philosophy and sociology,
  • Will be able to use the data obtained from a critical perspective on the current law to reach the law that should be,
  • Will be able to reveal the social nature of law and the direct link between society and law through the sociology of law.
Course Description In this course, concepts such as right, law, justice and equality are examined in the context of natural law, legal positivism and legal realism theories, and problems such as the sociological origin, effectiveness, function and historical evolution of law are discussed.

 



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 Required Materials
1 Introduction-Why Legal Theory? Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, p. 27-49.
2 Natural Law and Morality Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, p. 49-84.
3 Legal Positivism Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 119-207; Uygur, Hukuki Pozitivizmin Değişen Yüzü Mü?, s. 145-176.
4 Legal Positivism Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s.119-207.
5 Critique of Positivism and Natural Law - A Theory of Judgment: Dworkin Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 119-207
6 Should immoral behavior be punishable under law? Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 80-94; Uzun, Ahlaksızlığın Cezalandırılması:Devlin-Hart Tartışması; Arıkan, Hart-Devlin Tartışmasında Olmayan Argümanlar.
7 Legal Realism Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 247-273.
8 Midterm
9 Critical Legal Theory- Critical Race Theory and Feminist Legal Theory Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 463-49; Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 476-485/485-505; Jones, “Amistad Davasının Amerika’daki Irk ve Hukuk İlişkisine Etkisi”, s. 24-40.
10 Law and Social Theories-Durkheim Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 273-321.
11 Law and Social Theories-Durkheim Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 273-321.
12 Law and Social Theories-Marx Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 273-321.
13 Law and Social Theories-Marx Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 273-321.
14 Law and Social Theories-Weber Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, s. 273-321.
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Raymond Wacks, Hukuk Kuramını Anlamak, Trans. Fatma Ünver-Sedat Ünver, Astana Yayınları, 2. Edition, 2021.

ISBN: 9786257624640

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester 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
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
12
Final Exams
1
30
    Total
90

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

Solves the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

Evaluates the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

Evaluates the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

5

Is conscious of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

6

Takes responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

7

Interprets the sources of law by ways of legal methodology.

8

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

10

Informs the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

Monitors the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1).

12

Uses the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

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