Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Critical Terrorism Studies In The M.E UOC 507 0 3 + 0 3 7
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. TUNCAY KARDAŞ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Bilal Yildirim
Course Category
Course Objective This course is an introduction to the critical examination and analysis of geopolitics of the Middle East. It focuses particularly on the international and cross-national perspectives of political geography and critical geopolitics. It deals with political, economic, cultural and social aspects of the Middle East from a geographical perspective and examines societies in transition in the post Cold War and 9-11 world. As such, the course has an integrative character and requires basic knowledge about international affairs of the Middle East. It aims to analysis discursive construction of the Middle East in the world politics during the 21th century.
Course Content The course begins with a short review of “critical geopolitics” particularly as the field developed in the West before and after the Cold War. Then it examines the main political, cultural, societal developments in Middle East. After the midterm, the course turns to a comprehensive framework for understanding contemporary global economic and political changes, and it then use this theory to understand contemporary changes in the Middle East. In the second part of the course, the political, cultural, economical and societal events and processes occurred in the history of the modern Middle East will be analyzed with reference to the phenomenons such as identity, difference, hegemony, discourse, territoriality, state, space, power, globalization, regionalism and terror.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Understanding geographical aspects of the Middle East Politics , , , , , , , , ,
2 Analyzes history of the Middle East , , , , , , , , ,
3 Analyzes political, cultural and societal issues in the Middle East , , , , , , , , , ,
4 Understanding interstate relations in the Middle East , , , , , , , , ,
5 Understanding the importance of the Middle East in the World Politcs , , , , , , , , ,
6 One gets the ability of knowledge to examine and define geopolitical debates on the Middle East by using scientific methods. , , , , , , , ,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: What is Terrorism?
2 What is ´Critical´ in Critical Terrorism Studies
3 Problems with the Contemporary Terrorism Studies
4 Knowledge, Power and Ethics in the Terrorism Studies
5 WMD Terrorism in the Middle East
6 Transformation of Terrorism: Politics of (non)Talking in the Middle East
7 Structural and NonStructural Causes of Terrorism in the Middle East
8 Counterterrorism and State Terror
9 European and American Counterterrorism Frameworks and Discourses
10 Case Study I: 9/11 and the Constitution of ´War on Terror´ on al-Qaeda
11 Case Study II: Political Logic of Sucide Terrorism
12 Case Study III: Media Discourses of Terrorism in the Middle East
13 Case Study IV: Palestenian and Israeli State Terrorism
14 Conclusion: Politics of Terrorism
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 25
1. Ödev 37
2. Ödev 38
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 20
1. Final 80
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Assignment 2 10 20
Final examination 1 10 10
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Assignment 2 6 12
Final examination 1 15 15
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Total Workload 331
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 13.24
dersAKTSKredisi 7