Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
European Union – Turkey Relations and Contemporary Problems UTC 526 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YASİN KEREM GÜMÜŞ
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YASİN KEREM GÜMÜŞ,
Course Assistants Arş. Gör. Oylum Şehvez ERGÜZEL
Course Category
Course Objective The aims to give detailed information on Turkey-EU Relations analysing comtemporaray issues between two parts.
Course Content This course focuses on the various dimensions of the relations between Turkey and the EU including democracy, foreign policy, economy, the customs union, immigration, public opinion and identity from the lenses of contemporary theoretical debates on European integration.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students will be able to understand the historical background of EU-Turkey relations. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Students will be able to explain the major issues that underlie the relations between two sides. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Students will be able to make analyses from an interdisciplinary perspective covering political science, economics, sociology and anthropology in situating EU-Turkey relations. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Historical background of the relations
2 Legal basis of the relation
3 Periods of the relation
4 Custom Union Agreement
5 Institutions
6 Progress reports
7 Burden of Turkey on EU Budget
8 Midterm Exam
9 Turkey’s young population and possible effects on the EU
10 Reactions of EU members to Turkey
11 Cyprus Issue
12 Border Security and irregular migration
13 Syria Conflict and Arab Spring
14 Turkey as a Energy corridor
Course Notes 1. Rıdvan Karluk Avrupa Birliği ve Türkiye, Beta Yayınları, 2011.<br>2. Rıdvan Karluk, Avrupa Birliği, Beta Yayınları 2014 <br>3. H Wallace, M Pollack and A.Young Policy-Making in the European Union, Oxford University Press <br>4. Cini, Perez and Borrogan, European Union Politics, Oxford University Press
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Possessing high level of knowledge and understanding of scientific materials including up-to-date data, information and facts togather with the skill to manage the processes in the field of international trade.
2 Understanding the interdisciplinary structure of international trade and having the ability to integrate information from different disciplines.
3 Having the capability of defining and assuming a problem, developing a solution method, evaluating the results and implementing if needed, in the field of international trade.
4 Being capable of developing new strategic approaches, political alternatives and drawing up schemes in unpredictable complex situations encountered in implications of international trade.
5 Having a command of decision making techniques providing a basis for taking initiative within the sphere of competence when faced with a problem.
6 Being capable of producing local, national and international projects, serving as an executive or manager at such projects.
7 Being able to choose and implement the right scientific research method in his/her researches.
8 Questioning his/her knowledge within the scope of the assignments related to his/her area of expertise.
9 To be in a struggle of being proactive, original and contributive but not passive, in the process of learning and implementation.
10 Having the capability of oral and written communication skill at least in one foreign language. (European Language Portfolio Global Scale, Level B2)
11 Can convey the results and processes of his/her studies orally or in written in a comprehensive and systematic manner in national and international environment
12 Pursuing, teaching and monitoring the scientifc, ethical and social values in the stages of collection, interpretation and announcement of data related to international trade.
13 Being able to choose the data which will form the scientific information , review the literature in the related area and analyse.
14 Being capable of analyzing and carrying out the relationships with the stakeholders in the assignmetns assignments related to his/her expertise.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Ödev 10
2. Ödev 10
3. Ödev 10
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 126
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.04
dersAKTSKredisi 6