COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Introduction to Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 101
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives To provide a basic understanding of law through a general introduction on the subject followed by specific lectures on various branches of law.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will define and discuss legal issues of general concern.
  • Will implement basic legal principles and explain fundamental legal terms.
  • Will comprehend Turkish Judicial System.
  • Will search legal information from different sources.
  • Will progress for further studies in specific fields of law.
Course Description Social order and law, rights, sanctions, justice and equity, disputes, systems of law, the distinction between private and public law, various branches of law, sources of law, implementation of law, judicial system, courts and their competence, legal personality, natural and legal persons, capacity to act, basic concepts of property law and obligations law.

 



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 Social Order Rules Aybay, p.21-54
2 Inplementation of Legal Rules Aybay, p.54-74
3 Sources of Law Aybay, p.74-77
4 Legal Systems Aybay, p.77-85
5 Branches of Law Aybay, p. 136-138.
6 Mixed Law Branches (Labour Law) Aybay, p. 159-161.
7 Mixed Law Branches (Procedural Law) Aybay, p.125-130
8 Mid-Term Exam
9 Mixed Law Branches (Private International Law) Aybay, p.154-159
10 Public Law Branches (Constitutional Law) Aybay, p.97-100
11 Public Law Branches (Administrative Law) Aybay, p.110-119
12 Public Law Branches (Criminal Law) Aybay, p.119-125
13 Public Law Branches (Public International Law) Aybay, p.130-134
14 Private International Law (Civil Law and Obligations Law) Aybay, p.138-147
15 Private Law Branches (Commercial Law) Aybay, p.147-154
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Aybay, Rona, An Introduction to Law, Bilgi Üniversitesi, 7. Basım, İstanbul, 2019.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Saygın, Engin, Introduction to Law in a Nutshell, 2 bs., Adalet, 2019; Korkusuz, Refik, Turkish Public Law, 2. bs., Adalet, 2020; Korkusuz, Refik, Turkish Private Law, 2.bs.,Seçkin, 2019; Çoşar, Vedat Ahsen, Introduction To Law & Turkish Law Lecture Notes, Aristo, 2019.

 

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
16
3
48
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
-
-
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
57
Final Exams
1
57
    Total
210

 

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) .

X
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