Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
The Kurds In The Middle East (En) ODC 611 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. Asst. Cüneyt Doğrusözlü
Course Category
Course Objective The Aim of this course is to provide a general overview for the history of Kurdish people in the Middle East
Course Content
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Having knowledge on history of Kurds in the Middle East Lecture, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Intorduction
2 Kurdish People under the Ottoman Rule
3 Kurds between the two World Wars
4 Kurdish Ethno-Cultural Nationalism in Iran
5 Kurdish Ethno-Cultural Nationalism in Iran 2
6 Kurdish Ethno- Cultural Nationalism in Iraq
7 Kurdish Ethno- Cultural Nationalism in Iraq 2
8 Exam Week
9 Kurdish Ethno- Cultural Nationalism in Turkey
10 Kurdish Ethno- Cultural Nationalism in Turkey 2
11 Kurdish Ethno- Cultural Nationalism in Turkey 3
12 Global Powers and the Kurds
13 Global Powers and the Kurds 2
14 Conclusion
Course Notes 1. David McDowall, A modern history of the Kurds. IB Tauris, 2007<br>2. Gunter, Michael M., and David Romano. The Kurds Ascending: The Evolving Solution to the Kurdish Problem in Iraq and Turkey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.<br>3. Vali, Abbas. Kurds and the state in Iran: The making of Kurdish identity. Vol. 36. IB Tauris & Co Ltd, 2011.<br>4. Tejel, Jordi. Syria´s Kurds: history, politics and society. Vol. 16. Taylor & Francis US, 2009.
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 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
1. Sözlü Sınav 10
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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 1 10 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Oral Examination 1 10 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 140
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.6
dersAKTSKredisi 6