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CENTRAL ASIA AND CAUCASUS IN WORLD POLITICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
POL441 CENTRAL ASIA AND CAUCASUS IN WORLD POLITICS 5 3 3 5

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 : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The purpose of this lesson is to To research long-running ethnic conflicts and security-based issues in Central Asia and the Caucasus after the Cold War.
Contents of the Course Unit: The content of this lesson includes the historical and current developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus, these regions' importance in the world politics and 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)

It explains the basic features and dynamism of the understanding of sercurity in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
It discusses the historical developments of relations among Central Asian and Caucasian states and the developments of regional organizations.
It analizes the current political developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
It establishes relations between regional security issues in Asia and global security issues.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
2 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma R. Kutay Karaca, Asya’da Güvenlik Sorunları ve Yansımaları, BİLGESAM Yayımları, Eylül 2013. General Explanation: the basis of ethnic conflicts and security issues in the Caucasus and Central Asia and the forms of perception on issues Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
3 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Tayyar Arı,Global Politika ve Güney Asya;Keşmir Sorunu ve Nükleer Yarış,Alfa, İstanbul,2000 the Indian-Pakistani Relations and the Issue of Kashmir Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
4 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Kemal İnat, Burhanettin Duran, Muhittin Ataman, Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2016. the Issue of Minorities in China and its influence on the World Politics Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
5 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma M. Turgut Demirtepe & Güner Özkan, Uluslararası Sistemde Orta Asya, Dış Politika ve Güvenlik, USAK Yayınları, Ankara 2013. Central Asia: its Past and Today Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
6 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Kemal İnat, Burhanettin Duran, Muhittin Ataman, Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2016. the Caucasus: its Past and Today Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
7 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Kemal İnat, Burhanettin Duran, Muhittin Ataman, Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2016. Conflicts and Cooperation in the Caucasus Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Esedullah Oğuz,Hedef Ülke Afganistan, Doğan Yayıncılık,İstanbul 2001. Afganistan: Past and Future Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
10 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Almagül İsina, Asya’da Güvenliğin İnşası ve CICA, Tasam, İstanbul 2012, the Establishment and Transformation of ASEAN Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
11 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Kemal İnat, Burhanettin Duran, Muhittin Ataman, Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2016. the Problems existing between Russia and the South Caucasus Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
12 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma R. Kutay Karaca, Asya’da Güvenlik Sorunları ve Yansımaları, BİLGESAM Yayımları, Eylül 2013. the Turkish-Armenian Relations and the Issue of Nagorno-Karabakh Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
13 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma R. Kutay Karaca, Asya’da Güvenlik Sorunları ve Yansımaları, BİLGESAM Yayımları, Eylül 2013. Shanghai Cooperation Organization Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
14 - General Evaluation Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
15 - General Evaluation Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Oğuz E. (2001), Hedef Ülke Afganistan, Doğan yayıncılık, İstanbul.
İnat, K., Duran, B., Ataman, M. (Ed.) (2016). Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara.
Demirtepe M. T., Özkan G. (2013), Uluslararası Sistemde Orta Asya, Dış Politika ve Güvenlik, USAK Yayınları, Ankara.
Arı T. (2000), Global Politika ve Güney Asya; Keşmir Sorunu ve Nükleer Yarış, Alfa, İstanbul.
Karaca R. K. (2013), Asya’da Güvenlik Sorunları ve Yansımaları, BİLGESAM Yayımları.
İsina A. (2012), Asya’da Güvenliğin İnşası ve CICA, Tasam, İstanbul.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
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
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

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 12 5 60
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 15 15
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 30 0 129
Total Workload of the Course Unit 129
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0