Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Turkish Diplomatic History ULI 361 5 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. İSMAİL EDİZ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Fahriye KESKİN
Course Category
Course Objective The course seeks to teach students how different diplomatic practices emerged in historical context and how they affected the interstate relations. In this context, students are introduced to Turkey´s diplomatic practices since the inception of the modern diplomatic relations with the European powers, and how they have evolved over time.
Course Content In this course, in addition to being introduced to meaning of diplomacy and diplomatic practices in modern international relations, students will be trained in developments in Turkish diplomacy during the Ottoman and Republican periods.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 1) To aim to reach to publications in the kind of course of book describing the history and current events regarding Turkish Diplomacy History Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 2) To follow the way of transferring information based on scientific sources on the course to the students by the teaching staff member Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 3) To provide the subjects of the course told according to the current and agenda events by the teaching staff member Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
4 4) To contribute students reached enough scientific information on the subjects after their graduation. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 5) To augment historical information of the students and to aim to make them learn Discussion, Group Study, Question-Answer, Oral Exam,
6 6) To aim to make students learn historical events and evaluate current developments Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
7 To plan to make students gain analysis skill Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Oral Exam,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Diplomacy: Definition, importance, and relevance to contemporary international relations
2 Old and New Diplomacy
3 Diplomacy in Hittites and Egypt
4 Diplomacy in Ancient Greece and City States
5 Diplomacy in Roman Era
6 Diplomacy in Byzantine Era
7 Transition to Permanent Diplomacy
8 Approaches to Permanent Diplomacy in Europe: 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries
9 Diplomacy in the Ottoman Empire: Selection of Ambassadors, Qualifications and Responsibilities
10 "Sefaretname"s (Diplomatic Report) and the First Ottoman Diplomats
11 The "Eman" System in the Ottoman Empire
12 Turkish Diplomatic History: Before and After Lausanne
13 Qualifications of Contemporary Turkish Diplomatic Corps
14 Contemporary Diplomacy and Reconciliation through Diplomacy
Course Notes Oral Sander, Ankanın Yükselişi ve Düşüşü, İmge Kitapevi, Ankara, 2000.<br>Temel İskit, Diplomasi/ Tarihi, Teorisi, Kuramları ve Uygulamaları, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yay., İstanbul,2007.<br>Hüner Tuncel, Eski ve Yeni Diplomasi, Ümit Yay., Ankara, 2005.
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 X
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 X
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 55
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 15
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 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 7 7
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 133
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.32
dersAKTSKredisi 5