COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
History of Turkish Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 200
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
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 It is aimed to understand the factors and how the modernization process in Turkish law has been shaped.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define the basic concepts and institutions related to Turkish legal history.
  • Classify institutions before and after westernization in Turkish law.
  • Classify institutions before and after westernization in Turkish law.
  • Explain the modernization process in Turkish law.
  • Compare the modernization efforts before and after the republic.
Course Description This course deals with the change and development process of the Turkish legal system in the axis of westernization since 1839, when the Tanzimat Ferman was issued.

 



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 Westernization Movements in Ottoman Law Gülnihal Bozkurt; Batı Hukukunun Türkiye'de Benimsenmesi, p 5-39.
2 Tanzimat and the Emergence of Reception Halil İnalcık; “Sened-i ittifak ve Gülhane Hatt-ı Hümayunu” Belleten, https://belleten.gov.tr/tam-metin-pdf/3193/tur Enver Ziya Karal, Osmanlı Tarihi C VIII Türk Tarih Kurumu 2011, s 191-214
3 Pre-Republican Constitutional Law Bozkurt, p 51-94
4 Pre-Republican Tax and Commercial Law Bozkurt, p 150-158; Hasan Doğan, Arşiv Belgelerine Göre İslam Hukuku’nun Geçerli Olduğu II. Meşrutiyet Döneminde Tatiller, İzinler ve Çalışma Süreleri, Belleten https://belleten.gov.tr/tam-metin/339/tur
5 Pre-Republican Civil Law Bozkurt, p 158-175
6 Pre-Republican Criminal Law Bozkurt, p 95-103
7 Pre-Republican Trial Law Bozkurt, p 114-150
8 Midterm Exam
9 Early Republican Law Reform Bozkurt, p 175-190; Yusuf Ziya Özer, Cumhuriyette Hukuk İnkılabı, Belleten https://belleten.gov.tr/tam-metin-pdf/570/tur
10 Civil Law Reform Bozkurt, p 190-199
11 Reform in Criminal Law Bozkurt, p 199-203
12 Reform in Jurisdiction and Enforcement Law Suna Kili, The Paradigm of Modernisation, p. 57-61
13 Reform in Tax and Commercial Law Bozkurt, p 203-206
14 Evaluation of the Judicial Organization and Tanzimat Period in the Tanzimat Period Bozkurt, p 209-215
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Gülnihal Bozkurt; Batı Hukukunun Türkiye'de Benimsenmesi, Türk Tarih Kurumu, 2020 (ISBN 978-975-16-0702-7) 

Suggested Readings/Materials

Ahmet Mumcu/Coşkun Üçok Türk Hukuk Tarihi, Turhan Kitabevi, 2020 (ISBN 978-9756194751); Afet İnan, Medeni Bilgiler, Türk Tarih Kurumu 2020 (ISBN 978-975-16-0046-2)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
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
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
22
Final Exams
1
35
    Total
120

 

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

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

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.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

9

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

10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

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

12

To be able to use 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