Information Package / Course Catalogue
Human Rights and Democracy Education
Course Code: EPÖ529
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

Teaching development of concepts of human rights and democracy in the historical process, to have students understand individual's fundamental rights and freedoms, to have understand different thoughts, beliefs and cultures coexist in peace and reconciliation might have comprehended

Course Content

The concept of democracy, human rights and democracy, democracy and education, the role of education democratization of culture, social and political participation,Developments in the field of human rights and democracy, developments of other countries, human rights and democracy field organizations

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Knowledge about the concepts of human rights and democracy
2.To be able to discuss the relationship between education of democracy and secularism and democracy and philosophy and religion and science
3.To be able to hold the culture of tolerance and reconciliation
4.To be able to understand the development of the concepts of human rights and democracy
5.To become aware of equality of opportunity in education, curriculum development and democracy
6.To become aware of applications in the name of human rights education in the world
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Karaman Kepenekçi, Yasemin (2008). İnsan Hakları ve Vatandaşlık. Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık.
2.Şenel, Alaeddin (1996). İlkçağlardan Günümüze İnsan Hakları Demokrasi İlişkisi. İzmir: İzmir Barosu Yayınları
3.Kapani, Münci (2004). İnsan Haklarının Uluslar arası Boyutları. Ankara: Bilgi Yayınları
4.Gündüz, Mustafa., Ferhan Gündüz. Yurttaşlık Bilinci. Ankara, Anı Yayıncılık, 2002.
5.Yeşil, Rüştü. Okul ve Ailede İnsan Hakları ve Demokrasi Eğitimi. Ankara, Nobel Yayınları, 2002.
6.Bilgen Nihat, Çağdaş ve Demokratik Eğitim, Milli Eğitim Basımevi, Ankara 1993
7.Çiftçi, Ahmet, Vatandaşlık Bilgisi, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, Gündüz Eğitim ve Yayıncılık, Ankara 2006.
8.Doğan, İ., Modern Toplumda Vatandaşlık, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, PEGEM, Ankara 2007.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The definition of human rights and democracy
Week 1 - Preparation Work
GÜNDÜZ, Mustafa., Ferhan GÜNDÜZ. Yurttaşlık Bilinci. Ankara, Anı Yayıncılık, 2002.
Week 2 - Theoretical
The development of democracy and human rights in Turkey and in the world
Week 2 - Preparation Work
YEŞİL, Rüştü. Okul ve Ailede İnsan Hakları ve Demokrasi Eğitimi. Ankara, Nobel Yayınları, 2002.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Necessary conditions for democracy and democracy types
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Çiftçi, Ahmet, Vatandaşlık Bilgisi, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, Gündüz Eğitim ve Yayıncılık, Ankara 2006.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Family and school education for democracy
Week 4 - Preparation Work
YEŞİL, Rüştü. Okul ve Ailede İnsan Hakları ve Demokrasi Eğitimi. Ankara, Nobel Yayınları, 2002.
Week 5 - Theoretical
The development of human rights in the West (first and middle ages)
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Doğan, İ., Modern Toplumda Vatandaşlık, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, PEGEM, Ankara 2007.
Week 6 - Theoretical
The development of human rights in the West (new and close to c)
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Doğan, İ., Modern Toplumda Vatandaşlık, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, PEGEM, Ankara 2007.
Week 7 - Theoretical
The development of human rights in Turkey
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Doğan, İ., Modern Toplumda Vatandaşlık, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, PEGEM, Ankara 2007.
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
The development of human rights in Turkey
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Doğan, İ., Modern Toplumda Vatandaşlık, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, PEGEM, Ankara 2007.
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Çiftçi, Ahmet, Vatandaşlık Bilgisi, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, Gündüz Eğitim ve Yayıncılık, Ankara 2006.
Week 11 - Theoretical
National developments in human rights
Week 11 - Preparation Work
YEŞİL, Rüştü. Okul ve Ailede İnsan Hakları ve Demokrasi Eğitimi. Ankara, Nobel Yayınları, 2002.
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Doğan, İ., Modern Toplumda Vatandaşlık, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, PEGEM, Ankara 2007.
Week 13 - Theoretical
National organizations working in the field of human rights
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Doğan, İ., Modern Toplumda Vatandaşlık, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, PEGEM, Ankara 2007.
Week 14 - Theoretical
As a violation of a human right, gender discrimination
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Çiftçi, Ahmet, Vatandaşlık Bilgisi, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, Gündüz Eğitim ve Yayıncılık, Ankara 2006.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Gender discrimination prevention methods, the rights of the child
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Çiftçi, Ahmet, Vatandaşlık Bilgisi, Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları, Gündüz Eğitim ve Yayıncılık, Ankara 2006.
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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