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MIDDLE EAST IN THE WORLD POLITICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
POL308 MIDDLE EAST IN THE WORLD POLITICS 6 3 3 7

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to improve aptitude for analysing basic dynamics of the modern Middle East policy within the historical process and explaining policies/ viewpoints developed by countries/societies in the region against regional and international developments.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course is political, communal and economic structure of the Middle East, spread of Islamism and developments in the Ottoman period, world war and transformation of the region after war and events being gone through in the region after Cold War till present day.

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

1. Explain modern history in the Middle East and emergence of “nation state” system in the region
2. Analyze the transformation in the Middle East from theoretical perspective
3. Interpret conflicts in the Middle East over policies in the Arab World, Iran ve Israel
4. Evaluate approaches of regional and international powers as in Turkey, Russia, China, European Countries and the USA against the region for current matters in the Middle East over relationships in the Middle East based on self-interest

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Where is the Middle East and Why Middle East? Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cleveland, W. L. (2008) Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul, p. 1-64 Islamic Civilisations Period The Middle East (until the 18th century) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cleveland, W. L. (2008) Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul, p. 65-149 Transformation of the Middle East Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cleveland, W. L. (2008) Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul, p. 149-190. The 1st World War and End of Ottoman Order Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cleveland, W. L. (2008) Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul, p.191-265 The Struggle for Independence in The Middle East Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cleveland, W. L. (2008) Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul, p. 265-359. Arab-Israel Conflict and Palestine Problem Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cleveland, W. L. (2008) Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul, p. 359-406 Arab-Israel Conflict and Palestine Problem ("The Gatekeepers" documentary) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cleveland, W. L. (2008) Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul, p. 301-359 Turkey, Iran and Egypt from the 2nd World War to 1970s Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cleveland, W. L. (2008) Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul, p. 407-495 The Middle East from 1970s to 1990s Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cleveland, W. L. (2008) Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul, p. 359-406 Region in the Petrol Era: Palestine Riot and The Middle East After Gulf War Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Ozbek, B. B. (2012), "En uzun 10 yıl: 11 Eylul Sonrası Ortadoğu", Ortadoğu Etutleri, Vol 3, No:2, Jan 2012, p.183-215 The Middle East During and After September 11 Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Yeni Ortadogu: Toplum, Siyaset ve Ekonomi Konferansi:24-25 Mart 2016, F.M.V. Isik University Publications: e-book The Arab Spring and Discussions Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Sinkaya, B. (2011), "Gecmisten Gunumuze Turkiye'nin Ortadogu Politikası ve Bati Etkisi", Adam Akademi, Issue:1, p. 79-100 The Middle East Policy of Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Cleveland, W. L. (2008). Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, Translation. Harmanci M., Agora Bookstore, Istanbul.
Gelvin, J. (2016). Modern Ortadogu Tarihi, Translation. Ayas G., Timas Publications, Istanbul.
Ozbek, B. B. (2012), "En uzun 10 yıl: 11 Eylul Sonrasi Ortadogu", Ortadogu Etutleri, Cilt 3, No:2, Ocak 2012, sf.183-215
Yeni Ortadogu: Toplum, Siyaset ve Ekonomi Konferansı:24-25 Mart 2016, F.M.V. Isik University Publications: e-book, http://acikerisim.isikun.edu.tr/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11729/831/FINISH%20Yeni%20Ortado%C4%9Fu%20Toplum%20Siyaset%20ve%20Ekonomi%20Konferans%C4%B1%2024-25%20Mart%20....pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Sinkaya, B. (2011), "Gecmisten Gunumuze Turkiye'nin Ortadogu Politikası ve Bati Etkisi", Adam Academy, Issue:1, p. 79-100.

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 theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
3
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.
2

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
4
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
4
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.
2

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
5
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
5
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.
4

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
4
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
3
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
0
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
2
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
3
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
5
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
1
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
5
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.
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 8 104
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
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 22 22
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 13 13
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 183
Total Workload of the Course Unit 183
Workload (h) / 25.5 7,2
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 7,0