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Course Code and Title: SOS 105-Introduction to Law

Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: First year, Autumn
Course Lenght: One semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 303
ECTS Credits: 6
Lecturer: Dr. Halim Çavuşoğlu
Course Contents: Society and law, and rules of social order, characteristics of rules of law, sanctions in the field of law, systems of law (Roman, Common, Islamic, Socialist), scientifically examination of law, branches of law, sources of law and legislation of law, definition and explanation the fundamental concepts of law, constitution, law security and nature of social law state and also, present of basic knowledge relating to separately regulating rules on personality, names of persons, kinship, domicile, family, succession, property, ownership, legal events, legal relations, legal transactions, public and private rights of citizen as a member of a nation-state, responsibility and judiciary and judiciary system, human rights, Convention for Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Court of Human Rights, and preliminary conditions of application to Court and discussing to evolution of the subject in Turkey.
Course Objectives: At the end of  the semester the student will be able to…get acquainted with and understand the influences of rules of Positive Law on social institutions and organizations, also on behaviors and attitudes of individual in society, enlighten in respect of fundamental concepts of law, systems of law, separately regulating rules of law, and human rights, and in this way strengthen his/her multilateral sociological view and approach on social phenomena, attract attention to distinguish views and approaches of lowers and lawmakers on society, and also  to functions of law on (and against to) social change.
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions.
Assessment Method: Written exam, two ‘midterms’ (50%) and one ‘final’ (50%).
Recommended Reading List:
Akıllıoğlu, Tekin. (1995) Çocuk Haklarına Dair Sözleşme (yor. T. Akıllıoğlu), Ankara: SBF İnsan Hakları Merkezi Yayınları.
Gölcüklü, Feyyaz. (1992) İnsan Haklarının Korunması Alanında Uluslar arası Temel Belgeler (derl. F. Gölcüklü), Ankara: SBF Yayınları.
Gözübüyük, Şeref. (2003) Hukuka Giriş ve Hukukun Temel Kavramları, Ankara: Turhan Kitabevi.
Madra, Ömer. (1981) Avrupa İnsan Hakları Sözleşmesi ve Bireysel Başvuru Hakkı, Ankara: SBF Yayınları.
Musulin, Janko. (1983) Hürriyet Bildirgeleri-Magna Charta’dan Avrupa İnsan Hakları Sözleşmesi’ne (çev. N. Zeka), İstanbul: Belge Yayınları.
Özmen, Remzi. (2000) T.C. Anayasası-İnsan Hakları Evrensel Beyannamesi-İnsan Hakları Avrupa Sözleşmesi (yay.hazırl. Remzi Özmen), Ankara: Seçkin Kitabevi.
Soysal, Mümtaz. (1986) 100 Soruda Anayasanın Anlamı, Ankara: Gerçek Yayınevi.
Wheare, K. C. (1984) Modern Anayasalar (çev. M. Turhan), İstanbul: Değişim Yayınları.

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