|Course Name||Code||Semester||T+U Hours||Credit||ECTS|
|Conflict Studies: Africa||ULI 468||8||3 + 0||3||5|
|Recommended Optional Courses|
|Course Level||Bachelor's Degree|
|Course Coordinator||Arş.Gör. AYLA AKDOĞAN|
|Course Objective||Examine civil wars, specially the causes and conequences of civil wars in Africa, and compare case studies.|
|Course Content||Handling with causes and consequences of civil wars in Africa in the frame od case studies :
Angola (UNITA, Cabinda), Ethiopia (Oromo, Tigray), Guinea, Congo-Brazzaville, Mali (Tuareg), Mauritania, Niger (Tuareg), Nigeria (Ijaw), Tanzania, Chad, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Uganda.
|#||Course Learning Outcomes||Teaching Methods||Assessment Methods|
|1||Learn detailed about conflicts in Africa.||Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study,||Homework, Performance Task,|
|2||Knowing what causes conflict in Africa.||Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Brain Storming, Case Study,||Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,|
|3||Examine general causes and consequences of cıvıl war to the cases in Africa.||Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Brain Storming, Case Study,||Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,|
|Week||Course Topics||Preliminary Preparation|
|1||´Africa´s missing billions?||1|
|2||History and Economy of region||2, 3, 4|
|3||State and political hegemony||5, 9|
|4||Democracy and democratization|
|5||Causes of civil war||6, 7, 8|
|6||Ethnicity and Economy||6, 7, 8|
|7||Political Institutions and process||9, 10|
|9||I: Angola (UNITA, Cabinda), Ethiopia (Oromo, Tigray), Guinea|
|10||II: Congo-Brazzaville, Mali (Tuareg), Mauritania|
|11||III: Niger (Tuareg), Nigeria (Ijaw)|
|12||IV: Tanzania, Chad, South Sudan|
|13||V: Rwanda, Uganda|
|14||Comperative Methods, Comparing case Studies: aggregation and causal consectary|
|Course Resources||1. IANSA/Oxfam/Saferworld 2007: ?Africa?s missing billions? (PDF)
2. Fearon, J.D. & Laitin, D. D. 2003: Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War. American Political Science Review 97, 75-90.
3. Sambanis, N. 2001: Do Ethnic or Nonethnic Civil Wars Have the Same Causes? Journal of Conflict Resolution 45, 259-282.
4. de Soysa, I. 2002: Paradise is a Bazar? Greed, Creed, and Governance in Civil War, 1989-1999, Journal of Peace Research 39, 395-416.
5. Azam, J.-P. 2001: The Redistributive State and Conflicts in Africa. Journal of Peace Research 38, 429-444.
6. Collier, P. & Hoeffler, A. 2004: Greed and Grievance in Civil War. Oxford Economic Papers 56, 563-595.
7. Ross, M. L. 2004: What Do We Know About Natural Resources and Civil War? Journal of Peace Research 41, 337-356.
8. Fearon, J.D. 2005: Primary Commodity Exports and Civil War. Journal of Conflict Resolution 49, 483-507.
9. Hegre, H., Ellingsen, T., Gates, S., Gleditsch, N.P. 2000: Towards a Democratic Civil Peace? Democracy, Political Change, and Civil War 1816-1992. American Political Science Review 95, 17-33.
10. Schneider, Gerald & Wiesehomeier, Nina 2006: Rules that Matter. Journal of Peace Research 45: 183-202.
11. Pennings, Paul, Keman, Hans, Kleinnijenhuis, Jan 2006: Doing Research in Political Science, London: Sage, Part I.
|Order||Program Outcomes||Level of Contribution|
|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|
|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||X|
|14||To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field||X|
|15||To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively||X|
|16||To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events||X|
|17||To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines||X|
|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||X|
|19||To gain basic computer skills||X|
|20||To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually||X|
|Semester Studies||Contribution Rate|
|1. Ara Sınav||40|
|1. Kısa Sınav||20|
|2. Kısa Sınav||20|
|1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya||50|
|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|
|Total Workload / 25 (Hours)||5|