Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
LAW2331 Introduction to Comparative Law Spring 0 2 1 4
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Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi MEHMET SİNAN ALTUNÇ
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi GÜNER HANDE ULUTÜRK
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The lawyer’s job is to persuade, whether: (i) judges or arbitrators, when trying to convince them your client should win a piece of litigation; or (ii) a client, when analyzing the merits of a dispute prior to pursuit of its resolution in a court or arbitration forum; or (iii) a counter-party, when negotiating the terms of a contract. The course will consist of variety of weekly exercises, exercises which will introduce the students to the art of persuasive writing, including an introduction to legal research and the proper use of legal authorities. Homework will be required, which should take an estimated one hour/week for students whose English is advanced and two hours/week for students whose English is less so.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Introduce, and create a keen awareness of, the need to have and continue to develop persuasive writing skills, with an emphasis on the use of legal authorities, such as case law, and the attention to matters of style, including the use of proper citation format.

Course Content

Lectures, homework (including reading – e.g. case law – and writing exercises), in-class writing exercises, and in-class discussion of homework.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation


Course Notes / Textbooks: None

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 16 2 32
Presentations / Seminar 1 60 60
Total Workload 92

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.