Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Ethics in Turkish Public Administration KAM418 8 3 + 0 5

Prerequisites none

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. ÖZCAN SEZER
Instructors Assoc.Prof. ÖZCAN SEZER
Goals By analyzing the ethical principles of public administration ethics, codes of ethics, practices, comparative study with applications in the world, introduce the students to take part in the public sector ethics, ensure that ethical conscious is the objective of the course.
Contents Concept of ethics and its types, philosophical foundations of ethics in public administration, the relationship between public administration and ethics, effects of ethics on preventing misadministration, malpractice and corruption, effects of ethical values on administrators’ decisions, effects of ethics on efficiency and productivity in public service, and appraisal of Turkish administration in sense of ethics
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Can explain ethics, morality, professional ethics.
2 Knows the principles of ethical behavior.
3 Understands the role and importance of the issue of professional ethics in public administration.
4 Recognizes the importance of ethics and professional lives reflect the application of public services.
5 Recommendations with respect to continuous development of ethical principles in public administration can reveal.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face-to-face training, student presentations, question and answer, discussion
Assessment Methods Exams, homework



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Analysis of the ethical and moral concepts, philosophical origins Should read topic course materials which will be processed
2 The emergence of ethics in public administration, the philosophical origins of ethics and ethical systems in public administration. Should read topic course materials which will be processed
3 Notion of ethics in public administration and ethics and responsibility Should read topic course materials which will be processed
4 Notion of ethics in public administration and ethics and responsibility in public administration. Should read topic course materials which will be processed
5 Ethics in public administration and internal audit tools, external audit tools in public administration. Should read topic course materials which will be processed
6 Ethics as an indication of lack of corruption in public administration, its causes and consequences Should read topic course materials which will be processed
7 Ethics as an indication of lack of corruption in public administration, its causes and consequences Should read topic course materials which will be processed
8 The legal status of public administration ethics in Turkey and other legislation Should read topic course materials which will be processed
9 The legal status of public administration ethics in Turkey and other legislation Should read topic course materials which will be processed
10 The legal status of public administration ethics in Turkey and other legislation Should read topic course materials which will be processed
11 The OECD's work on the ethics of public administration and applications in some countries Should read topic course materials which will be processed
12 Accountability and ethical relationship with the Turkish public administration Should read topic course materials which will be processed
13 Ethics in public administration and international comparisons in the world Should read topic course materials which will be processed
14 Ethics in public administration and international comparisons in the world Should read topic course materials which will be processed



Sources
Textbook Raci KILAVUZ, Kamu Yönetiminde Etik ve Bir Sorun Alanı Olarak Yozlaşma, Seçkin Yay., Ankara 2003.
Additional Resources Cüneyt YÜKSEL, Devlette ve Türkiye'de Kamu Yönetiminde Etik, Yasal Altyapı ve Uluslararası Uygulamalar, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yay., İstanbul, 2011.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 80
Assignments 1 20
In-Term Total 2 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has advanced knowledge about their area. x
2 Has the ability of transferring the knowledge about their area to their workers and peers x
3 Has the ability of interpreting and analyzing data, identifying and coming up with solutions and suggestions to the problems by using the knowledge about their area in their decisions, applications and attitudes. x
4 Does research and creates studies in their area. x
5 Takes on responsibility according to the project goals, as being project coordinator or project participant.
6 Identifies goals and targets for the organization/institution. x
7 Evaluates the knowledge and skills learned in a judgmental manner. x
8 Indicates that he has comprehended that the need for learning process is continuous.
9 Declares the thoughts and suggestions aroused from their knowledge and skills related to their area, in oral and written form. x
10 Communicates effectively with their peers. x
11 Uses information and communication technologies with at least European Computer Advanced Operating License level according to requirements of their area.
12 Follows the progress of their area and communicates with their peers by using at least one foreign language, at a stage of Europe Language Portfolio B1 level.
13 Behaves respectfully to organization/institution, work and social ethic criteria. x
14 Analyses the organization/institution’s relations with stakeholders and manages it efficiently.
15 Has the ability of encouraging innovation.
16 Thinks judgmentally about the organization/institution x
17 Has the adequate consciousness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality and cultural values, protecting the environment, work health and safety. x



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Assignments 1 12 12
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10 10
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load (h) 141
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.7
ECTS Credit of the Course 5