Faculty of Law

HUK 200 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
History of Turkish Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 200
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Law, as a science branches out into different sub disciplines. History of law examines dogmatic law which analyses rules of law and law in force at a specific time and place. It also examines the evolution of law in certain societies, which phases and which conceptions went through. That is why, law history is often taught by means of comparison. The primary objective of this course is to teach it with the appropriate content with its scientific qualification. The appearance of legal rules within societies and legal orders, through which factors and conditions these rules have been evolved down the ages, the reasons and conclusions behind the evolution and changes of the legal systems will be examined and by these means, to be able to reach correct scientific information is aimed.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will recognise and learn about the distinction of private/public law, dogmatic/doctrinal law, positive/natural law.
  • Will gain the capability of understanding about the relation of history of law and other branches of law (philosophy of law, politics of law and sociology of law) and will also gain the capability of interpretation of sicentific subjects of history of law.
  • Will have the knowledge about the evolution of legal systems through the ages and civilisations.
  • Will learn religious, traditional and moral factors which affected legal system since ages and how these factors formed legal rules.
  • Will learn the birth and the evolution of Roman Law, Canonic Law and Islamic Law and how these legal systems have been affected the modern legal order.
  • Will have the capability to know how to use these informations as legal minds.
  • Will have the knowledge of sources and roots of law by providing essential information about institutions and rules of law which are formed thorugh the process of history of law.
Course Content The course contents are;the role of history of law in science of law, basic concepts of history of law, factors that have been affected the appearance and evolution of rules of law through ages, cause and effect of diversification and differentiation of legal systems depending of time, place and conditions, the role of Islamic, Roman and Church Laws as dogmatic law system in the history of law.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 The position of history of law in science of law Course notes and related parts of references.
2 Subjects to be related to public and private law in history of law Course notes and related parts of references.
3 The birth and evolution of rules that provided social order Course notes and related parts of references.
4 Social, economic and sociological factors that shaped medieval law systems and basic references of this system. Course notes and related parts of references.
5 Religious bases of law perception in first and medieval ages. The application of natural law which has been founded on these bases omnisciently. Course notes and related parts of references.
6 Revision for mid-term exam Course notes and related parts of references.
7 Mid-term exam Course notes and related parts of references.
8 Historical, cultural, economical and political conditions that led modern law systems appeared. Course notes and related parts of references.
9 Basic principles of Islamic and Canonic Law and their application in the lands that they were in force. Course notes and related parts of references.
10 The factors determinant on the birth and the evolution of Anglo-Saxon and Continental European Law Systems Course notes and related parts of references.
11 The effects and results of the notion of secularism in modern law systems. Course notes and related parts of references.
12 Basic principles of Turkish Law History pre-republic and its application Course notes and related parts of references.
13 Basic principles of modern secular law order after law revolutions pre-republic. Course notes and related parts of references.
14 Methods and means of development and changes on modern law systems in accordance with new necessities and perceptions Course notes and related parts of references.
15 Revision for the final exam Course notes and related parts of references.
16 Final Exam Course notes and related parts of references.

 

Course Textbooks Ahmet MUMCU/Coşkun ÜÇOK; Türk Hukuk Tarihi, Turhan Kitabevi, 2010.
References Mehmet Akif AYDIN; Türk Hukuk Tarihi, İstanbul 2009.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
25
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
35
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

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
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
15
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
25
    Total
118

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1

To solve problems, to have analytical and holistic viewpoint and to develop strategic thinking as a principle in the field of law

X
2

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to critique what they have already learn in the field of law, adopting lifelong learning and continuously developing themselves

X
3

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to analyze and interpret their academic knowledge and express their solutions regarding legal problems both oral and written

X
4

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to understand the legal concepts and ideas in both national and multinational settings and practice cross disciplinary and comparative analysis

X
5

To be aware of principles of social, occupational, and legal ethics

X
6

To create solutions with creative and innovative motives when coming across with unexpected legal situations, and be able to apply the academic gain during new and unconventional occasions

X
7

Acquiring leadership qualifications and applying them successfully

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, vulnerable to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to reach the latest scientific resources, court decisions and other sources of law and be able to transfer the academic knowledge to real life with both national and international thinking

X
10

To know and act according to the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances such as data collection, interpretation, announcing and practicing regarding legal, social and political progress

X
11

To be able to use a foreign language as fluent as possible for both pursuing the legal information and court decisions and developing proper communication with colleagues from other countries, (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1)

X
12

Intermediate in both written and spoken of a second foreign language

X
13

Able to use computer programs and technology to an adequate level required by the field of law (“European Computer Driving License”, Advanced Level”)

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


 

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