Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Post-Cold War American Foreign Policy ULI 514 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN,
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Course Objective The primary goal of this course is to give students comprehensive information about American foreign policy in the post-Cold War period.
Course Content The course covers a variety of topics in American foreign policy: American foreign policy tradition, the change and continuity in American foreign policy, the emergence of the USA in global politics, a comparison of the Truman doctrine with the Monroe doctrine, the development of presidential doctrines on foreign policy, the effect of lobbies, public opinion, Congress and bureaucracy on foreign policy making, the effect of the developments after the Cold War on US foreign policy, and September 11 and its effects on US foreign policy.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 The students analyze the international system emerged after the collapse of former Soviet Union. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 They examine theoretical and geopolitical understandings of the American scholars about the place of the United States in the newly emerged international system in a comparative way. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 They study foreign policy principles of the American presidents in a comparative way. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 They compare and analyze the USs regional policies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 They carefully examine the USs effect upon the world politics from theoretical and historical perspectives. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 By preparing papers about the USs regional policies, they bring their theoretical knowledge into practice. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
7 They make some suggestions about the possible role and policies of the United States. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 US foreign policy tradition
2 A summary of US foreign policy until the end of the Cold War
3 The end of the Cold War and the new world order
4 The First Gulf War
5 The Bush-Baker administration: The making of the post-Cold War era American foreign policy
6 International security in the post-Cold War era and NATO
7 Yugoslavian crisis and the role of the United States
8 Clinton Period: A redefinition of containment
9 Midterm exam
10 Transatlantic relations
11 Global powers: Relations with Russia and China
12 Relations with other countries and regions
13 Bush -II Presidency and September 11
14 Second Gulf War and new Middle East policy
Course Notes
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 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 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
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 2 10 20
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 140
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.6
dersAKTSKredisi 6