LAW2331 Introduction to Comparative LawBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.