Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Asia In World Politics ULI 351 5 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. AHMET ÜÇAĞAÇ
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Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

By examining Asia’s current position and its rise in world politics this course focuses on major Asian countries especially China.

Course Content

Political culture and security order in Asia and political economy in the continent generate the basic contents of this course.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
Course Notes
Course Resources

-  David Shambaugh (Editor), Michael Yahuda (Editor). (2014), International Relations of Asia (Asia in World Politics), (Maryland:Rowman&Littlefield 2nd Edition).

- Miller, Alice. & Wich, Richard. (2011), Becoming Asia: Change and Continuity in Asian International Relations Since World War II, (Stanford: Stanford University Press).

- Shambaugh, David. (2014), China Goes Global: The Partial Power, (Oxford University Press).

- D. Kaplan, Robert. (2015), Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, (Random House Trade Paperbacks).

- J. Christensen, Thomas. (2015), The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power, (W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition).

- Borthwick, Mark. 1998. Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia (Boulder: Westview Press: 2nd.ed).

- Simone, Vera. 2001. The Asian Pacific: Political and Economic Development in a Global Context (New York: Longman: 2nd.ed)

- McGrew, Anthony and Christopher Brook (eds). 1998. Asia-Pacific in the New World Order (London: Routledge)

- Tan, Gerald. 2003. Asian Development: An Introduction to Economic, Social and Political Change in Asia (Singapore: Eastern Universities Press: 2nd.ed)

- Yahuda, Michael. 2004. The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific (London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon: 2nd.ed)

- McDougall, Derek. 2007. Asia Pacific in World Politics (Boulder and London: Lynne Reinner)

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 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Ödev 15
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 1 5 5
Assignment 1 6 6
Oral Examination 1 4 4
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 136
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.44
dersAKTSKredisi 5