COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Turkish Constitutional History
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 490
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 The purpose of this course is to examine Turkey's constitutional development from Ottoman State to present day in detail and systematically.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • define the fundamental dynamics underlying the transformation of Turkish constitutionalism
  • interpret current law in the light of historical facts
  • compare positive constitutional law with past experiences
  • discuss today's global constitutional problems from a perspective reaching from local to universal
  • follow the process of change in the constitutional framework of power relations from the Ottoman Empire to the present
Course Description This course examines the historical origins and development of today's constitutional institutions and rules which are the product of certain historical conditions. In this context, the course is planned to transfer the experience provided by the history of Turkish constitutionalism by a scientific method and thus to complete the knowledge of positive constitutional law.

 



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 Ottoman state order in the period of decline Tanör, s. 21-33.
2 The birth of Ottoman constitutionalism and the 1808 Sened-I İttifak (Charter of Alliance) Tanör, s. 33-64.
3 The constitutional documents of the Tanzimat (Reorganization) period Tanör, s. 75-95.
4 The birth of the constitutional monarchy and the Ottoman Constitution of 1876 Tanör, s. 121-167.
5 Second constitutional monarchy and 1909 constitutional order Tanör, s. 167-216.
6 Regime of Grand National Assembly (GNA) Tanör, s. 225-246.
7 The period of the 1921 Constitution Tanör, s. 247-287.
8 Midterm
9 Emergence of the 1924 Constitution Tanör, s. 290-294.
10 The period of the 1924 Constitution— single party regime Tanör, s. 313-335.
11 The period of the 1924 Constitution— multi-party regime Tanör, s. 335-364.
12 Emergence of the 1961 Constitution Tanör, s. 364-377; Tanör (İki Anayasa), s. 3-11
13 Fundamentals of the 1961 Constitution Tanör, s. 377-405; Tanör (İki Anayasa), s. 12-21
14 Implementation and end of the 1961 Constitution Tanör, s. 405-418; Tanör (İki Anayasa), s. 30-65
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks
  • Bülent Tanör, Osmanlı-Türk Anayasal Gelişmeleri, 35th Edition, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2021.
  • Rona Aybay & Ahmet Yağlı, Geçmişten Günümüze Karşılaştırmalı 1982 Anayasası,Der Yayınları, 2021.
Suggested Readings/Materials
Sina Akşin, İstanbul Hükümetleri ve Milli Mücadele İş Bankası yay 2021
Cem Eroğul, Demokrat Parti, İmge yay, 2019

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
55
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
45
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
55
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
2
32
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
8
Presentation / Jury
1
2
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
10
Final Exams
1
20
    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.

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.

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”).

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