Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis ULZ 509 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL
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Course Objective The states have formulate their foreign policies in order to realize their national interests. For that reason, the international relations experts have to have a deep information about the foreign policy analysis, covering three areas: foreign policy decision itself, foreign policy making process and the results of the foreign policy behaviors. Thus the students will focus on the concepts firstly, then theories, bureaucratic system, system approaches, and lastly the factors that affect the foreign policy making process.
Course Content Concepts: Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy Analysis, National Interest, National Security, Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis, National Objectives, Orientations, Foreign Policy Instruments, Foreign Policy Theories, System Approaches, Bureaucratic Model, The Factors (International, National, Sociological, Psychological and Leadership).
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Analyzing interaction among the decision makers during the foreign policymaking process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 Observing influence of the factors upon the decision making process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 Examining the bureaucratic decision making. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
4 Learning the foreign policy theories in a comparative way. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 Understanding meanings of national interest, national security, and comparative foreign policy analysis and foreign policy concepts. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
6 Having an information about the difference between foreign policy analysis and strategic studies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Concepts: Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy Analysis, Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis, National Interest and National Security
3 Concepts: Foreign Policy orientations, national roles, foreign policy objectives and instruments.
4 Foreign Policy Theories
5 System Approaches
6 Bureaucratic Models
7 International Factors (International System, Values, Morality, International Organizations, International Law, other states)
8 National Factors: State departments, regime, political parties, government system, democracy.
9 National Factors: Media, Public Opinion, Political Parties, Civil Society
10 Sociological Factors: Identity, Religion, Political Culture, Culture, History.
11 Leadership
12 Psychological Factors: Perception, Cognition, Feelings, Beliefs, Attitudes.
13 Turkey as a case study
14 Turkey as a case study
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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. Ödev 50
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 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 1 16
Assignment 1 30 30
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 30 30
Final examination 1 40 40
Total Workload 164
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.56
dersAKTSKredisi 6