Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
American Foreign Policy ULI 454 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN,
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Fahriye KESKİN
Course Category
Course Objective The learning objective of this course is to provide in-depth knowledge to students seeking to specialize in the foreign policy of the United States that has shaped the contemporary international politics.
Course Content The course examines several topics relevant to American foreign policy
- American foreign policy tradition;
- continuity and change in foreign policy;
- emergence of the United States in world politics;
- the compatibility of the post-World War II interventionist American foreign policy with the isolationist Monroe doctrine;
- the making of presidential doctrines on foreign policy;
- the influence of the Congress, interest groups, public opinion, foreign policy bureaucracy, president and other actors in the making of American foreign policy;
- the influence of post-Cold War developments on American foreign policy;
- the American position on the debates concerning the emergence of a new international system;
- the effect of the post-9/11 developmentw on America´s role in the world, with special reference to growing American interventionism.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To have detail information on American foreign policy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 To understand post II World War’s and today’s international relations Lecture, Question-Answer, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 To analyze American foreign policy Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
4 To analyze American foreign policy methods Lecture, Discussion, Group Study, Testing, Oral Exam,
5 To perceive priorities of American foreign policy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
6 To scrutinize the existence of this power which is effective on global policy Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 American Foreign Policy Tradition
2 The Role of the Unites States in Post World War-I International Politics
3 Isolationism and American Foreign Policy
4 American Foreign in the World War II
5 Cold War, Containment and Bipolar International System
6 Cold War Competition between the Soviet Union and the United States
7 American Foreign Policy in the 1980s
8 End of the Cold War
9 Midterm exam
10 Bush-Baker Era: Reconstructing International System in the Post-Cold War Era
11 Problems of International Security in the post-1990 Era and the Role of NATO
12 Clinton Era: Redefinition of Containment
13 Transatlantic Relations and Competition with New Great Powers
14 9/11: Humanitarian Intervention and the Reconstruction of Hegemony
Course Notes 1- Avrasya Dosyası, ABD Özel Sayısı, Yaz 2000.<br>2- S.E. Ambrose, Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938,<br>3- H. Kissinger, Does America Need a Foreign Policy?, (Türkçe ve ingilizcesi mevcut).<br>4- H. Kissinger, Diplomacy, (Türkçe ve ingilizcesi mevcut).<br>5- A. Özkan, ABD’nin Kıbrıs Politikası, Stratejik Analiz, Ağustos 2002.<br>6- W. LaFeber, The American Age: United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad since 1750,<br>7- E. Gürses, ABD Dış Politikasında İdealizm ve Realizm, Jeopolitik, 2002.<br>8- M.J. Green, The United States and East Asia in the Unipolar Era, (içinde, Q. Zhao(ed), Future Trends in East Asian International Relations,),
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To research the functions, basic concepts and features of the international system; to learn the basic knowledge about the sub-topics of the international relations discipline. X
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations. X
3 To improve the foreign language skills. X
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations. X
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process. X
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework X
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively X
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law X
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework X
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law X
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics X
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines
18 To research the ideas of philosophers/thinkers who built the philosophical foundations of political science and to examine the contribution of these philosophical ideas to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations
19 To gain basic computer skills
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 80
1. Kısa Sınav 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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 115
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.6
dersAKTSKredisi 5