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Program Type: 
Thesis
Non Thesis
Course Code: 
POLS 536
Semester: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
8
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 

This course aims to analyze theoretical and practical essentials of the modern Turkish Foreign Policy

Course Content: 

The understanding relationship with transformation world politics and impacts on Turkey after Cold War Era. In addition, discussing and observing internal and international foreign policy developments for better understanding the big picture of the Turkish Foreign Policy

Teaching Methods: 
1: Lecture, 2: Discussion based lecture, 3: Case study, 4: Small group work, 5: Seminar, 6: Group work, 7: Research paper, 8: Oral presentation/exam, 9: Survey, 10: Panel, 11: Guest speaker, 12: Activities within a Student Body or Research Project.
Assessment Methods: 
A: Exam, B: Homework, C: Oral exam or presentation, D: Discussion.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
analyze Turkish foreign policy from the WWI until today 1,10 1, 2, 3, 12 A,C
analyze decision making processes 1, 2, 3, 7 1, 2, 3, 12 A,C
summarize Turkish foreign policy and its critical points 1,10 1, 2, 3, 12 A,C
synthesize the steps of Turkish foreign policy and relations between Turkey and other countries from Middle East, Caucasus, Balkans and America 1, 4, 10 1, 2, 3, 12 A,C

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Theoretical Framework-Turkish Foreign Policy Analysis William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.8-31
2 Process of Foreign policy-Making in Turkey William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.31-56
3 Relationship between Domestic Politics and Turkish Foreign Policy William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.78-158
4 Turkish- US Relations William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.158-174
5 Turkey and Challenges to EU Membership

Turkey New Security Politics and Cooperation with NATO

William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.174-194
6 After the Cold War: Turkey’s New Foreign Policy in Balkan States William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.194-207
7 Turkey and Eastern European States New Political Economic Relations Vojtech Mastny and R. Craig Nation, Turkey Between East and West New Challanges for a Rising Regional Power, Westview Press 1996. p. 71-97
8 Turkey and Russia Relations: From Competition to Economical Partnership William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.207-226
9 Turkey and New Perspectives in Caucasus-Central Asia Newly Independent States

Turkey’s New Energy Pipeline Politics and Energy Security

William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.207-226
10 Turkey and Israel Relations William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.226-249
11 Turkey New Developments with Middle East Countries Cooperation William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London p.226-249
12 Turkey and Far East Region States Relations Vojtech Mastny and R. Craig Nation, Turkey Between East and West New Challanges for a Rising Regional Power, Westview Press 1996. p. 97-131
13 After Arab Spring New Roles of Turkey in the Middle East and Africa Audrey Stevens, The “Turkish Model” in the Arab Spring: Discourse and Foreign Policy Metaphors
14 Economical Perspective of Turkish Foreign Policy

Turkey’s New Economic Assistance Program to Developing Countries

Vojtech Mastny and R. Craig Nation, Turkey Between East and West New Challanges for a Rising Regional Power, Westview Press 1996. p. 155-179
15 Review -

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy (1774-2000), London, 2000.
Additional Resources Haydar Çakmak, Türk Dış Politikası (1919-2012), İstanbul: Platin, 2012.

Alan Makovsky and Sabri Sayarı, Turkey’s New World Changing Dynamics in Turkish Foreign Policy, Washington, The Washington Institute, 2000.

Alexei Vassiliev, Central Asia Political & Economic Challanges in the Post-Soviet Era, Saqi Books, 2001

Mohiaddin Mesbahi, Central Asia and The Caucasus after the Soviet Union Domestic and International Dynamics, University Press of Florida, 1994.

Vojtech Mastny and R. Craig Nation, Turkey Between East and West New Challanges for a Rising Regional Power, Westview Press 1996.

Ertan Efegil ve Rıdvan Kalaycı, Dış Politika Teorileri Bağlamında Türk Dış Politikasının Analizi Cilt 1, İstanbul: Nobel Yayıncılık 2012.

Uluslararası Politika ve Dış Politika Analizi, İstanbul: Der Yayınları 2012

Faruk Sönmezoğlu, Türk Dış Politikası (II. Dünya Savaşından Günümüze), İstanbul: Der, 2006.

Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası, İstanbul: İletişim, 2009.

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents -
Assignments There is one research paper in course
Exams There is one exam which written and taken in the class

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-term 1 40
Class Participation - 10
Total   50
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   50
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   50
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To demonstrate the ability to specialize and expand knowledge in the fields of political science, international relations, comparative politics, Turkish politics and foreign policy.     X      
2 The ability to comprehend the interdisciplinary quality of the political science and international relations discipline.   X        
3 A command of basic research models and approaches of political science and international relations discipline and the ability to apply them in academic research and project design.   X        
4 Having the ability to assess and interpret the different political and societal systems in the Middle East with an interdisciplinary approach.     X      
5 Having a command of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods and abiding by the highest levels of academic and research ethics.   X        
6 The ability to present and debate an issue that requires specialization in the field of political science and international relations. The ability to discuss this issue within an intellectual framework, and the ability to express oneself in a professional and academic manner.     X      
7 The ability to analyze and critically evaluate basic research models, approaches and intellectual traditions in the field of political science, international relations.   X        
8 The ability to utilize academic writing and presentation skills to projects, dissertations and articles.   X        
9 Having advanced reading, writing, comprehension and speaking skills in the English language.   X        
10 Having the ability to apply knowledge of political science and international relations discipline to information technologies and traditional tools so as to produce sound solutions to problems.   X        
11 Possessing experience and social skills necessary for employment in the public and private sectors and/or being admitted to a competitive Ph.D. program.   X        
12 Having empathy towards diverse and differing communities, which will facilitate conducing teamwork at local as well as global platforms.   X        
13 Having competency of comprehending and interpreting local and global issues through information exchange with international academics and students.   X        

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)      15      3   45
Mid-term 1 40 40
Homework 5 5 25
Final examination 1 40 40
Total Work Load     198
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     7.92
ECTS Credit of the Course     8