Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Comparative Foreign Policy In The Middle East ULI 460 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses <p>Foreign Policy Analysis</p>
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi RIDVAN KALAYCI
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Dr. Rıdvan KALAYCI

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

The aim of this course is to handle Comparative foreign policy analysis and then to analyze foreign policies of main actors in the Middle comparatively.

Course Content

Foreign policy of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey will be analyzed in the light of System Models

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Illustrate comparative foreign policy Analysis Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 Know the system models Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 Analyze decision making process and factors that effect this process Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
4 Learn realtionship between structure of international system and foreign policy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
5 Learn realtionship between political culture and foreign policy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
6 Learn realtionship between feautres of leaders and foreign policy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Brain Storming, Testing, Oral Exam,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
Course Notes
Course Resources

Ömer Göksal İşyar, Karşılaştırmalı Dış Politikalar:  Yöntemler, Modeller, Örnekler ve Karşılaştırmalı Türk Dış Politikası, Dora Yayınları, Bursa, 2010.

-Marijke Breunıng, Foreign Policy Analysis: A Comparative Introduction; -Nasır Niray, Siyasal KültürYazıları, İstanbul: Derin Yayınları

- Juliet Kaarbo ve Jeffrey S. Lantis and Kyle Beasley (2002), “The Analysis of Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective,” in Beasley et al (Eds.) Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic and International Influences on State Behavior, Washington, DC: CQ Press.

-Ertan Efegil ve Rıdvan Kalaycı, Dış Politika Teorileri Bağlamında Türk Dış Politikasının Analizi Cilt I, Ankara: Nobel Yayınevi, 2012. 
-Ertan Efegil ve Mehmet S. Erol, Dış Politika Analizinde Teorik Yaklaşımlar: Türk Dış Politikası Örneği, Ankara: Barış Platin, 2013.

MINTZ, Alex ve Karl DeRouen (2010), Understanding Foreign Policy, Cambridge University Press: New York.

SAMPSON Martin W. (1987), “Cultural Influences on Foreign Policy”, (der.) Charles F. Hermann,Charles W. Kegley Jr. ve James N. Rosenau, New Directions in the Study of Foreign Policy, Boston:Unwin Hyman,

 WHITE Brian (1989), “Analysing Foreign Policy: Problems and Approaches”, M. Clarke ve B. White (Ed.), Understanding Foreign Policy, Hant-England: Edward Elger Publishing.

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.
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations.
3 To improve the foreign language skills.
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations.
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process.
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework
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
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 40
1. Kısa Sınav 25
2. Kısa Sınav 25
1. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 5 10
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 136
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.44
dersAKTSKredisi 5