SOC3058 Theories of Fascism National Socialism and Far RightBahçeşehir 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
SOC3058 Theories of Fascism National Socialism and Far Right Fall 3 0 3 5
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 KAYA AKYILDIZ
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi KAYA AKYILDIZ
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Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is to analyze fascism and National Socialism, and to provide a basis to assess the significance of these world-views in the modern period. Another goal of the course is to describe the relationship between ultra-right and conservative regimes and ideologies, and fascism. We will also describe the fascist and far right regimes and movements in countries like Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Japan, and Turkey.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students who succeeded in this course will be able to:
1) Describe and synthesizing sociological concepts and theories in the field of fascism and far right
2) Evaluate the relations between fascism and the far right
3) Analyze the major conceptual and research issues related to fascism and far right
4) Assess various explanatory models of fascism and Nazism
5) Analyze Turkish society by a new sociological perspective

Course Content

This course has three major sections and each section is designed for a specific purpose. The first section is about the definition of fascism, Nazism and far right. In the second section the history of fascism, Nazism and far right will be analyzed. The third and the final section is about the similarities and differences of various examples of fascist, dictatorial and far right regimes.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction and course outline
2) Towards a definition of fascism and national socialism Roger EATWELL, Fascism: A History
3) Detailed analyses of fascist phenomena Mark NEOCLEOUS, Fascism. Robert PAXTON, The Anatomy of Fascism
4) Fascist minimum(s) and “State of Exception” Carl SCHMITT, The Concept of Political. Giorgio AGAMBEN, The State of Exception.
5) The production of fascism Stanley G. PAYNE, A History of Fascism: 1914-1945
6) Is there a nature of fascism? Roger GRIFFIN, The Nature of Fascism.
7) Course review and midterm
8) What is the DOB of fascism? Zeev STERNHELL, The birth of fascist ideology: From cultural rebellion to political revolution.
9) Fascism and power Michael MANN, Fascists.
10) Fascist ideology and power Mark MAZOWER, Dark Continent:Europe’s Twentieth Century. Ian KERSHAW, The Nazi Dictatorship:Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation
11) Fascism in practice David RENTON, Fascism: Theory and Practice
12) Fascism today? Robert PAXTON, Five Stages of Fascism
13) Fascist ideology and Turkey Tanıl BORA, Türkiye’de Faşist İdeoloji:“Hürriyet Değil, Faşizm Gibi Bir İdare İstiyoruz!”
14) Homework submission and presentation of Research Proposal


Course Notes / Textbooks: Constantin Iordachi. Comparative Fascist Studies. London: Routledge, 2010.
Aristotle Kallis. The Fascism Reader. London: Routledge, 2008.
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Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 16 % 10
Homework Assignments 1 % 10
Presentation 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentations / Seminar 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 1 10 10
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 12 12
Total Workload 128

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.