Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Postcolonialism and The Middle East UOC 513 0 3 + 0 3 7
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ALİ BALCI
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Ass. Cüneyt Doğrusözlü
Course Category
Course Objective This course explores different conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches to the study and practice of postcolonialism. Structured through a series of questions, students will engage key approaches advanced by various theoretical positions and be able to develop a critical reflection on the production of knowledge in the sphere of studies about postcolonialism.
Course Content
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 to identify, to outline, to analyze, and to assess critically specific theories used to explain/understand postcolonialism Lecture, Homework,
2 to understand the differing conceptions of the relationship between theories and practices of postcolonialism Lecture, Homework,
3 to have a clear sense of the significance of the multiple ways in which to read postcolonial literature Lecture, Homework,
4 to provide a well-structured and coherent presentation about the topic they choose to research on Lecture, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction Week
2 Introducing Postcolonial
3 Reading Orientalism
4 Revisiting Edward Said
5 Fanon, Bhabha and Nationalism
6 New Ethnicities and Paul Gilroy
7 Postcolonialism and feminism
8 Exam Week
9 Spivak and Subaltern
10 Reflections on Subaltern
11 Postcolonialism and Globalization
12 Postcolonialism and International Relations
13 Turkey: Is there a room in postcolonial studies?
14 Concluding Discussion
Course Notes 1. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin, Post-colonial studies: The key concepts, London: Routledge, 2000 (available in the SAU Library)<br>2. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin (Ed.), The Post-Colonial Studies Reader, London: Routledge, 2006 (available in the SAU Library as electronic source)<br>3. Peter Childs and Patrick Williams, An introduction to post-colonial theory, London: Prentice Hall, 1997 (available in the SAU Library)<br>4. Jane Hiddleston, Understanding Postcolonialism, Acumen, 2009 (available in the SAU Library)<br>5. John McLeod, Beginning postcolonialism, Manchester University Press, 2010
Course Resources
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 20
1. Final 80
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 4 64
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Quiz 2 15 30
Assignment 1 15 15
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 192
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 7.68
dersAKTSKredisi 7