Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Foreign Policy Analysis In The Middle East (En) ODC 518 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Asst. Fahriye KESKİN
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective Foreign policy analysis discipline examines the factors that affect the foreign policy making process. For that reason, in order to understand the rationality of foreign policy, it is necessary to analyze the foreign policymaking process and the factors, including sociological, national, psychological and leadership. The Leaders of the Middlea Eastern states have also formulated their foreign policies under the influence of these factors. To analyze their decisions
students have to understand foreign policymaking processes in these countries and roles of these factors in their systems.
Course Content Conceptual definition of foreign policy analysis, the factors that affect foreign policy making process, history and colonialist past, Islam, national attributes, regional politics, international system, economy, state regimes, constitutionsl systems, political culture, nationalism, identity, national security, public opinion and media.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To learn meaning of foreign policy analysis and to compare it with the strategical and historical studies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
2 To learn foreign policymaking process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
3 To analyze the effects of religion, culture, nationalism and other sociological factors upon their process. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
4 To observe effect of colonialism upon the leaderships. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 To analyze role of state system, regimes, institutions, media, interest groups and other in these systems. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
6 To observe effect of great powers in their foreign policies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
7 To compare foreign policy making processes of these countries in a comparative way. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Conceptual Definition of Foreign Policy Analysis
3 Sociological, psychological, national and international factors
4 Sociological, psychological, national and international factors
5 Sociological, psychological, national and international factors
6 National Security
7 State Regimes and Constitutional Systems
8 national attributes
9 History, Colonialist Past and Islam
10 Regional Politics and International System
11 Economy
12 Political Culture, Nationalism, Identity
13 Public Opinion and Media
14 General Overview
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources
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 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
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 15 15
Assignment 1 30 30
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6