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BALKANS AND TURKEY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBU344 BALKANS AND TURKEY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ÖMER GÜRKAN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to improve aptitude for evaluating the Balkans in terms of political, military, economic, cultural and commercial aspects and analysing recent and historical relations with Turkey.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include Balkans, effect of this region to the world in terms of political, military, economic, cultural and commercial aspects, historical and recent relations with Turkey.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Tell events made marks in the political life and history of Balkans
Explain political developments in the Balkans region in consideration of political thoughts and theories
Classify developments in Balkans in consideration of present-day problems
Interpret base lines of relations between Turkey and Balkans

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction Lecture - discussion
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook History of the Balkans Lecture - discussion
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The Balkans before First World War Lecture - discussion
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The Balkans before First World War Lecture - discussion
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Ideology of Nationalism and Independency Movements Lecture - discussion
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Foundation Process of Balkan States Lecture - discussion
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Balkan Wars Lecture - discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The Balkans in the First World War Lecture - discussion
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The Balkans in the Bipolar World Lecture - discussion
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Non-Aligned Ones and Balkans Lecture - discussion
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Developments in the Balkans After Soviet Lecture - discussion
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Disruption of Yugoslavia Lecture - discussion
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Current problems and Relations with Turkey Lecture - discussion
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General Evaluation Lecture - discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Adanir F., Faroqhi S. (2015), Osmanli ve Balkanlar, Iletisim Publications, Istanbul.
Reed J. (2006), Balkanlarda Savas, Pencere Publications.
Karatay O., Gokdag B. (2013) Balkanlar El Kitabi, Akcag Publications.
Bati G. F., Ozgoker U. (2016), AB’nin Dogu Siniri Balkanlar, Derin Publications.
Yurur P., Ozkan A. (2017), Soguk Savas Sonrası Turkiye’nin Balkanlar Siyaseti, Detay Publications.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences. (Bloom 1)
2
Evaluate the economic environment and overall sustainability of firms. (Bloom 4)

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate principles and concepts of economics and finance with other disciplines. (Bloom 4)
2
Define principles, concepts, methods and theories related with economics and finance. (Bloom 1)

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Interpret the charts and tables related to the field. (Bloom 2)

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the theoretical models of economic policies which have direct or indirect effects by using the facts and dynamics of the economic system.(Bloom 4)
2
Analyze economic and financial reports. ((bloom 4)
3
Use basic mathematics, statistics and econometric methods and tools to solve economic and financial problems. (Bloom 3)
4
Interpret the operation of current economic, political and social events by using institutional information related with Economics and Finance.(Bloom 2)

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Organize economic and financial activities in humanitarian and social terms with adherence to ethics. (Bloom 4).

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop a critical perspective on national and international economic, political, social, financial and development problems. (bloom 6)

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the agenda on economics, politics and social issues and improve himself/ herself. (bloom 6)

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze current issues and problems by using the structure and properties of Macro and Microeconomics and variables. (Bloom 4)
2
Evaluate the effectiveness of the general economic system and public policies and their effects on markets and basic economic variables.(Bloom 4)
3
Analyze the cause and effect relationships between the relevant economic variables. (Bloom 4)
4
Evaluate the expected trends and portfolio analyzes in interest and exchange rates within the framework of the general financial system. (Bloom 4)

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 3 39
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 2 24
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 13 13
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 10 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 130
Total Workload of the Course Unit 130
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0