COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Environmental Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 470
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
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives This course aims to examine national and international environmental law regulations and to determine legal and criminal liability in the field of environmental law.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course; • explain the notion of environment.
  • explain basic principles and the sources of environmental law.
  • compare strict and fault liability of the polluter.
  • evaluate national regulations comparing to international regulations.
  • explain the scope of the environmental rights as human rights.
  • discuss about precautions to be taken for protecting the environment.
  • Interpret the related judicial decisions.
Course Description Environment problems and development of environment law, principles and measures, right to join and application, principle of sustainability, international treaties, and provisions on environment law in constitution, responsibilities rising from environmental damages.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Notion of environment Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
2 Introduction to environmental law, content, objective, sources Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
3 Constitutional principles of environmental law Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
4 Preclusion, collaboration and integration principles Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
5 Participation, caution and polluter pays principles Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
6 Administrative sanctions Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
7 General review for the midterm exam Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
8 Midterm exam
9 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
10 Liability of polluters from vicinity rights Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
11 Tortious liability of polluters Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
12 Strict liability of polluters Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
13 Criminal liability of polluters Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
14 International regulations of environmental law Related parts of the following sources: Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002
15 General review for the final exam
16 Review of the semester
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

Ali Parlar, Muzaffer Hatipoğlu, Çevre Hukuku, Ankara 2010; Nükhet Yılmaz Turgut: Çevre Politikası ve Hukuku, Ankara 2009; David Wilkinson: Environment and Law (Routledge Introductions to Environment), 2002.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
30
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
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
16
1
16
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
5
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exams
1
26
    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

X
9

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

X
10

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

X
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”).

X

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