Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
War, Violence and The Middle East ODC 624 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN,
Course Assistants İsmail Numan Telci
Course Category
Course Objective The aim of this course is to investigate 20 Century wars and conflicts in the Middle East through the region´s history .
Course Content - I. World War and Middle East
- Second World War and Middle East
- Arab-Israeli Wars
- Lebanon War
- The Iran-Iraq war
- I. The Gulf War
- September 11 and II. The Gulf War
- Modern Battles (Cyber warfare, and nuclear competition)
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Theoritical Perspective to war and peace
3 I. World War and Middle East
4 II. World War and Middle East 1
5 II. World War and Middle East 2
6 Arab-Israel Wars
7 Iran-Iraq War
8 Lebanon War
9 Middle-Term Exam
10 First Gulf War
11 9/11 Attack and II. Gulf War
12 Modern Wars (Siber war and nuclear rivalry)
13 Presentation and assignment
14 Presentation and assignment
Course Notes
Course Resources William L. Cleveland, Modern Ortadoğu Tarihi, çev. Mehmet Harmancı, İstanbul, Agora Kitaplığı, 2008.
Davut Dursun, “Ortadoğu Neresi? Ortadoğu’nun Sosyo Politik Mozayiği Üzerine Notlar,” Ortadoğu Neresi, İstanbul, İnsan Yayınları, 1995, s. 15-21.
W. L. Cleveland, A History of the Modern Middle East (Westview Press, 2009).
M. Kamrava, The Modern Middle East: A Political History Since the First World War (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 2005).
R. Owen, State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East (Routledge, 1992).
-R. Hinnebusch, A. Ehteshami, The Foreign Policies of Middle East States (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002).

Yılmaz, Muzaffer Ercan,“Westphalia’dan Günümüze Savaş”, Uluslararası İlişkiler, Cilt 4,Sayı:14 (Yaz 2007), s. 17-38.
Klevis Kolasi, Soğuk Savaş’in Barişçil Olarak Sona Ermesi Ve Uluslararasi Ilişkiler Teorileri, SBF Dergisi, Cilt 68, No. 2, 2013, s. 149 – 179
Fisk, Robert, The Great War for civilization: the Conquest of the Middle East, Vintage Books, 2005.
Earle, Edward Mead, Modern Stratejinin Yaratıcıları, ASAM yay.,Ankara, 2003.
Hart, B.H.Liddell, Strateji. Dolaylı Tutum, ASAM yay., Ankara,2002.
Hart, Liddell, II.Dünya Savaşı Tarihi I.-II. Cilt, YKY yay.,İstanbul, 2004
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 X
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 X
3 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects X
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 X
5 Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded X
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy X
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador X
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge X
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics X
10 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
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 5 80
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Assignment 1 8 8
Total Workload 144
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.76
dersAKTSKredisi 6