Course Title Course Code Program Level
Human Rights and Democracy Education GKS007 English Language Teaching (Starting from 2018-2019 Academic Year) B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
28 - - - - 60 88 2 3

Teaching Staff Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Muhittin ŞAHİN
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites -
Recommended Optional Programme Component -
Course Objectives
Course Content
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and were successful at the end of the semester will acquire the followings: 1. Explains the concept of human rights and its historical development. 2. Knows fundamental human rights, international documents and establishments related to human rights. 3. Knows the practices on human rights and democracy education in Turkey. 4. Knows how to give human rights and democracy education. 5. Evaluates the effectiveness of the practices about human rights and democracy education. 6. Makes a habit to respect democracy and human rights. 7. Raises awareness on human rights and democracy all around. 8. Evaluates social and actual areas of human rights.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the course
2. Week - How to define democracy - Some preconditions to a democratic environment and lifestyle.
3. Week Historical development of human rights and democracy
4. Week Historical development of human rights and democracy
5. Week Perspectives on democracy and their principals; their connection to human rights
6. Week - Principle in equality in human rights and prohibition of discrimination. - International documents and establishment on human rights.
7. Week To understand human rights by discussing some cases, legal facts, human rights violation
8. Week Midterm
9. Week Education of democracy and democratic education
10. Week - Family and democracy education - Education as a human right
11. Week Human rights education in primary and secondary education.
12. Week Human rights education in higher education.
13. Week Discussion: - School models, which are sensitive to human rights and democracy. - Is it possible to make connections between democratic school environment and philosophical perspectives on human rights?
14. Week Closing remarks: questions & answers
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%) -
Homeworks/Term papers (%) -
Practice (%) -
Labs (%) -
Projects/Field Work (%) -
Seminars/Workshops (%) -
Final (%) 60
Other (%) -
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)