Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Postcolonial Studies ULI 625 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ALİ BALCI
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Assist. Cüneyt Doğrusözlü
Course Category
Course Objective This course explores different conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches to the study and practice of postcolonialism. Structured through a series of questions, students will engage key approaches advanced by various theoretical positions and be able to develop a critical reflection on the production of knowledge in the sphere of studies about postcolonialism.
Course Content
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 to identify, to outline, to analyze, and to assess critically specific theories used to explain/understand postcolonialism Lecture,
2 to understand the differing conceptions of the relationship between theories and practices of postcolonialism, Lecture,
3 to have a clear sense of the significance of the multiple ways in which to read postcolonial literature, Lecture, Homework,
4 to provide a well-structured and coherent presentation about the topic they choose to research on Lecture, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Introducing Postcolonial Peter Childs and Patrick Williams, An introduction to post-colonial theory, London: Prentice Hall, 1997, Chapter 3
3 Reading Orientalism Edward Said, Orientalism, London: Penguin, Introduction and Chapter 1
4 Revisiting Edward Said?s Orientalism Dennis Porter, ?Orientalism and its Problems?, in Williams, P. and L. Chrisman (eds) Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory, Harvester Wheatsheaf, New York, 1994, 150-161.
5 Fanon, Bhabha and Nationalism Franz Fanon, The Wretched on the Earth, New York: Grove Press, 1968, chapter 3-4 Homi K. Bhabha, The location of culture, Routledge, 2004, Introduction, Chapter 1 and 3
6 New Ethnicities and Paul Gilroy Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and double consciousness, Harvard University Press, 1993 Chapter 1
7 Postcolonialism and feminism Chandra Talpade Mohanty, ?Under Western eyes: Feminist scholarship and colonial discourses?, Feminist review (1988): 61-88
8 Exam Week
9 Spivak and Subaltern Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, A critique of postcolonial reason: Toward a history of the vanishing present, USA: Harvard University Press, 1999 (available in the SAU Library), read chapter 3 between pages 244-311
10 Reflections on Subaltern Gyan Prakash, ?Subaltern studies as postcolonial criticism? The American Historical Review 99(5), 1994, pp. 1475-1490.
11 Postcolonialism and Globalization Arif Dirlik, ?The postcolonial aura: Third World criticism in the age of global capitalism?, Critical Inquiry 20.2, 1994, pp. 328-356
12 Postcolonialism and International Relations Geeta Chowdhry and Sheila Nair, Power, Postcolonialism and International Relations: Reading race, gender and class, London: Routledge, 2002
13 Turkey: Is there a room in postcolonial studies? Viatcheslav Morozov and Bahar Rumelili, ?The External Constitution of European Identity: Russia and Turkey as Europe-makers?, Cooperation and Conflict, 2012, 47(1) pp. 28?48
14 Concluding Discussion
Course Notes 1. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin, Post-colonial studies: The key concepts, London: Routledge, 2000 (available in the SAU Library)<br>2. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin (Ed.), The Post-Colonial Studies Reader, London: Routledge, 2006 (available in the SAU Library as electronic source)<br>3. Peter Childs and Patrick Williams, An introduction to post-colonial theory, London: Prentice Hall, 1997 (available in the SAU Library)<br>4. Jane Hiddleston, Understanding Postcolonialism, Acumen, 2009 (available in the SAU Library)<br>5. John McLeod, Beginning postcolonialism, Manchester University Press, 2010
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches
3 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects
4 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions
5 Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
10 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 30
1. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Quiz 1 15 15
Assignment 1 15 15
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 151
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.04
dersAKTSKredisi 6