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Syllabus ( SSTR 609 )


   Basic information
Course title: Current Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy
Course code: SSTR 609
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bulut GÜRPINAR
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: ,
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course:
Language of instruction:
Mode of delivery:
Pre- and co-requisites:
Professional practice:
Purpose of the course: This course focuses on major national/international developments and current issues relevance for Turkey's foreign policy agenda during the last decade.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. 1. learn the political institutions of historical processes, the structure and functions, basic concepts and theories in the field of foreign policy in Turkey

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Formulate and solve complex problems concerning management strategies and national security strategies
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Seminar/presentation
  2. 2. learn to think critically and independently about key issues in politics and about Turkish foreign policy.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Formulate and solve complex problems concerning management strategies and national security strategies
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Oral exam
    3. Homework assignment
  3. 3. identify the causes and effects of developments surrounding the issues that the course will cover.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge
    4. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    5. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.
    6. Demonstrating professional and ethical responsibility.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Seminar/presentation
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introducing the course methods, resources, and related literature.
Week 2: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PERIOD OF 1991-2002
Week 3: TURKEY AND US / NATO/Western countries Relations
Week 4: TURKEY AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Week 5: TURKEY AND THE BALKANS
Week 6: TURKEY AND RUSSIA / THE CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA
Week 7: Mid-Term Exam
Week 8: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PERIOD OF 2002-2015
Week 9: TURKEY AND US / NATO/Western countries Relations
Week 10: TURKEY AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Week 11: TURKEY AND THE BALKANS
Week 12: TURKEY AND RUSSIA / THE CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA
Week 13: NEW REGIONS / COUNTRIES IN TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY
Week 14: NEW ISSUES/PROBLEM AREAS IN TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY
Week 15*: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials:
Recommended readings:
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 7 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 4-11 30
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 40
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 5 14
Practice, Recitation: 2 12
Homework: 2 3
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 20 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 23 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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