Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
European Union and Turkey SAU 109 0 2 + 0 2 5
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi FİLİZ CİCİOĞLU
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Course Objective The main aim of this course is to study the European Union, which has come to play a significant role in the making of Turkish foreign policy. To provide the students with background information, the course first introduces the origins, organs and common policies of the EU. Then the course analyzes the historical evaluation of the Turkish-European Union relations
Course Content After students are introduced to the origins, development and institutions of the EU, the Union´s common policies are studied. In the last section of the course, the evolution of the relations between Turkey and the EU is discussed. A special emphasis is placed on the perception of the EU in Turkey, and how Turkey´s accession is perceived in the EU member states.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 describes the position of the European Union in the international politics, , , , , ,
2 analyses the main characteristics which make the EU different from the other international organizations, , , , , ,
3 explains the creation of EU politics , , , , ,
4 analyses the discussions in view of the Turkish EU entry, , , , , ,
5 investigates whether the EU project can be a model for the relations of Turkey with the other countries, , , , , ,
6 analyses the problems which appear in the relations between Turkey and the EU, , , , , ,
7 analyses, how the Turkish-European relations can be formed rationally, , , , , ,
8 analyses the position of the EU in the international politics and their meaning for the Turkish foreign policy. , , , , ,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 An Overview of the EU: Members and Founding Treaties.
2 The EU´s Position in the World: Economic and Political Considerations.
3 The Origins of the EU.
4 The Evolution of the EU: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
5 The Evolution of the EU: 1990s and 2000s.
6 The Institutions of the EU: European Parliament, Council of the EU, European Council.
7 The Institutions of the EU: European Commission, European Court of Justice
8 The Institutions of the EU: European Court of Auditors, European Central Bank, Advisory bodies.
9 Mid-term Exam
10 Common Policies of the EU: Common Economic Policy, Common Foreign and Security Policy, European Security and Defence Policy
11 Basic Characteristics of the EU-Turkey Relations: General Framework, The Evolution of the EU-Turkey Relations Until the Helsinki Summit in 1999
12 The Evolution of the EU-Turkey Relations: post-Helsinki Summit
13 The Perception of the EU in Turkey
14 The Perception of Turkey in EU Member States
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Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Sözlü Sınav 15
1. Ödev 10
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ara Sınav 60
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Quiz 1 1 1
Oral Examination 1 1 1
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 61
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 2.44
dersAKTSKredisi 5