Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Issues In Modern History Of The Kurdish Movement (En) ODC 652 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç. OTHMAN ALI
Course Lecturers Doç. OTHMAN ALI,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

The aim is to familiarize students with different dimensions of selected issues in the Kurdish nationalist movements for understanding issues ethnicity and nation-building in the Middle East.

Course Content

This class will focus on selected topics in Kurdish movement. The readings will be based on the fields of anthropology, political science, and history.These issues will be related to the creation of the nation state in countries where Kurds live, internal dynamics of Kurdish nationalism foreign influences on the movements, and Kurds in regional politics.
The following issues will be examined in depth: the role of Kurdish emirates in Ottoman- Safavid relations, the image of Kurds in the oriental its writings of the 19th century , the role of Hamidiyah brigades in Ottoman-Russian relations , the impact of Tariqa orders on the Kurdish movement , the evaluation of assimilation policies in nation-building in Iraq , Iran , and Turkey. In the last part of the course we will discuss the impact of leftism and Marxism on the Kurdish elite, and the Islamist Kurds ´perspective on addressing Kurdish question

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Mapping the Kurdish emirates
2 Kurds in ottoman-Safavid relations
3 Images of the kurds in the 19th century western travelloers
4 The role of Naqishbadiya and Qadriya movements in the kurdish movement
5 The impact of Regional traeties and allainces on Kurds during 1918-1940
6 The cold war and Kurds: Mahabad Republic
7 Baghdad pact and kurds
8 Algiers Treaty 1975 and Barzani movement
9 Iraq-iran war and its impact on kurds
10 The Gulf war and the kurdish rising
11 The Southern Kurdistan Kurdistan government
12 The peace process in Turkey
13 Kurdistan regional gvernment´s future
14 Review
Resources
Course Notes <p>McDowall, David. (2003). A Modern History of the Kurds. (I.B.Tauris).<br /> Bajalan, Djene Rhys, Karimi, Sara Zandi. (2015). Studies in Kurdish History &ndash; Empire, Ethnicity and Identity. (Routledge).<br /> Shareef, Mohammed. (2014). The United States, Iraq and the Kurds: Shock, Awe and Aftermath. (Routledge)<br /> Vali, Abbas. (2014). Modernity and the Stateless: The Kurdish Question in Iran. (I.B. Tauris, forthcoming).<br /> <br /> Jwaideh, Wadie. (2006). Kurdish National Movement: Its Origins and Development. (Syracuse University Press).<br /> Mckiernan, Kevin. (2006). The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland. (St. Martin&rsquo;s Press).<br /> &bull; O&rsquo;Leary, Brendan. McGarry, John. and Salih, Khaled. (eds.). (2006). The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq. (University of Pennsylvania Press).<br /> &bull; Romano, David. (2006). The Kurdish Nationalist Movement: Opportunity, Mobilization and Identity. (Cambridge University Press)<br /> &bull; Voller, Yaniv. (2014). The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood. (Routledge).<br /> Gunes, Cengiz. (2012). The Kurdish National Movement in Turkey: From Protest to Resistance. (Routledge<br /> Entessar, Nader. (2009). Kurdish Politics in the Middle East. (Lexington Books. Revised edition<br /> Marcus, Aliza. (2009). Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence. (New York University Press)<br /> Yildiz, Kerim. (2007). The Kurds in Iraq: The Past, Present and Future. (Pluto Press. 2nd edition).<br /> The Kurds in Iran: The Past, Present and Future. (Pluto Press ,2007)</p>
Course Resources

McDowall, David. (2003). A Modern History of the Kurds. (I.B.Tauris).
Bajalan, Djene Rhys, Karimi, Sara Zandi. (2015). Studies in Kurdish History – Empire, Ethnicity and Identity. (Routledge).
Shareef, Mohammed. (2014). The United States, Iraq and the Kurds: Shock, Awe and Aftermath. (Routledge)
Vali, Abbas. (2014). Modernity and the Stateless: The Kurdish Question in Iran. (I.B. Tauris, forthcoming).

Jwaideh, Wadie. (2006). Kurdish National Movement: Its Origins and Development. (Syracuse University Press).
Mckiernan, Kevin. (2006). The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland. (St. Martin’s Press).
• O’Leary, Brendan. McGarry, John. and Salih, Khaled. (eds.). (2006). The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq. (University of Pennsylvania Press).
• Romano, David. (2006). The Kurdish Nationalist Movement: Opportunity, Mobilization and Identity. (Cambridge University Press)
• Voller, Yaniv. (2014). The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood. (Routledge).
Gunes, Cengiz. (2012). The Kurdish National Movement in Turkey: From Protest to Resistance. (Routledge
Entessar, Nader. (2009). Kurdish Politics in the Middle East. (Lexington Books. Revised edition
Marcus, Aliza. (2009). Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence. (New York University Press)
• Yildiz, Kerim. (2007). The Kurds in Iraq: The Past, Present and Future. (Pluto Press. 2nd edition).
The Kurds in Iran: The Past, Present and Future. (Pluto Press ,2007)

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
3 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge
4 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
5 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy
6 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Ödev 70
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 20 20
Assignment 1 25 25
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6