Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Understanding The Arab Revolutions (En) ODC 529 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. İSMAİL NUMAN TELCİ
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. İSMAİL NUMAN TELCİ,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

Understanding the root causes of the Arab uprising that started in 2011 – and its consequences: war, implosion of state structures, dictatorships (with the positive exception of Tunisia).

Course Content

Analyzing the reasons, the background and the outcome of revoutionary upheavals in the Arab world, with special emphasis on Egypt. Why did the Arab revolution not reach its goals? What happened to the hopes embodied at Tahrir Square in Cairo?

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Knows the Arab revolutions Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Understanding the root causes of the Arab uprising
2 Understanding the root causes of the Arab uprising
3 Understanding the root causes of the Arab uprising
4 Analyzing the reasons
5 Analyzing the reasons
6 the background and the outcome of revoutionary upheavals in the Arab world
7 the background and the outcome of revoutionary upheavals in the Arab world
8 its consequences: war, implosion of state structures, dictatorships
9 its consequences: war, implosion of state structures, dictatorships
10 Why did the Arab revolution not reach its goals?
11 Why did the Arab revolution not reach its goals?
12 What happened to the hopes embodied at Tahrir Square in Cairo?
13 What happened to the hopes embodied at Tahrir Square in Cairo?
14 What happened to the hopes embodied at Tahrir Square in Cairo?
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Achcar, Gilbert. The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising. (translated by G. M. Goshgarian) Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013.

Albrecht, Holger. Raging Against the Machine: Political Opposition Under Authoritarianism in Egypt. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2013.

Amar, Paul and Vijay Prashad, (Eds.) 2013. Dispatches from the Arab Spring. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Beinin, Joel and Frédéric Vairel, eds. Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011.

Bishara, Marwan. The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions. New York: Nation Books, 2012.

Brownlee, Jason, Tarek Masoud, and Andrew Reynolds. The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Brynen, Rex, Peter Moore and Basel Salloukh. Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2012.

Clement, Henry and Ji-Hyang Jang, eds. The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions? New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

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 60
1. Ödev 40
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