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FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBU338 FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS 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 Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce theorical approaches used for analysing foreign policy and process in foreign policy and its application and improve aptitude for evaluating foreign policies of states with a critical way approach.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include rise of foreign policy analysis, theories used in foreign policy, foreign policy analysis units and levels, relation between safety-foreign policy, foreign policy strategies, leader’s role, effects of systematic factors to foreign policy, effects of psychological and sociological factors to foreign policy, media and pressure groups.

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

Distinguish the causal logics of competing theories of foreign policy
Classify different approaches used in foreign policy analysis
Demonstrate cause-effect relationship between internal and external factors affecting foreign policy making process
Critically analyze the influence of the leader's psychology, character and interests on foreign policy
Discuss the effects of sociological and psychological factors as well as international system on foreign policy making

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction (What is foreign policy? How to analyze it?) Presentation
2 Faruk Sönmezoğlu, Uluslararası Politika ve Dış Politika Analizi,Der Yayınları, 2012, pp.389-439. Foreign Policy Strategies Presentation
3 Faruk Sönmezoğlu, Uluslararası Politika ve Dış Politika Analizi,Der Yayınları, 2012, pp.439-498.2012 Tools of Foreign Policy Presentation, Discussion
4 Steve Smith vd., Dış Politika, Uluslararası İlişkiler Kütüphanesi, 2016, pp.35-78. Theoretical Approaches I Presentation, Discussion
5 Steve Smith vd., Dış Politika, Uluslararası İlişkiler Kütüphanesi, 2016, pp.78-113. Theoretical Approaches II Presentation, Discussion
6 Ertan Efegil, Dış Politika Analizi: Ders Notları. Nobel Yayın, 2012, pp.75-86. Foreign Policy Making Process Presentation, Discussion
7 Ertan Efegil, Dış Politika Analizi: Ders Notları. Nobel Yayın, 2012, pp.87-103. Sistemic Approaches Presentation, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Ömer Ak, “Liderlik Profili Analizi ve Dış Politika: Turgut Özal ve Recep Tayyip Erdoğan”, 2012 Decision Making Presentation, Discussion
10 Ertan Efegil, Rıdvan Kalaycı, Dış Politika Teorileri Bağlamında TürkDış Politikasının Analizi, Nobel Yayın, 2012, pp.583-661. Culture, Identity and Foreign Policy Presentation, Discussion
11 Ertan Efegil, Dış Politika Analizi: Ders Notları. Nobel Yayın, 2012, pp.181-203 Interest Groups, Media and Public Opinion Presentation, Discussion
12 rhan Doğan ve Semra Cerit Mazlum, Sivil Toplum ve Dış Politika Yeni Sorunlar Yeni Aktörler, İstanbul: Bağlam Yayınları, 2006 The Impact of Civil Society on Foreign Policy Presentation, Discussion
13 Ertan Efegil, Dış Politika Analizi: Ders Notları. Nobel Yayın, 2012, pp.203-217. International factors Presentation, Discussion
14 Ertan Efegil, Dış Politika Analizi: Ders Notları. Nobel Yayın, 2012, pp.217-243. Psychological factors Presentation, Discussion
15 - General Evaluation Presentation, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Efegil, E.(2012). Dis Politika Analizi: Ders Notlari. Istanbul: Nobel Publications.
Kalayci R., Efegil, E. (2012). Dis Politika Teorileri Baglaminda Turk Dis Politikasinin Analizi Volume 1. Istanbul: Nobel Publications.
Sonmezoğlu, F. (2012). Uluslararasi Politika ve Dis Politika Analizi. Istanbul: Der Publications.
Dogan E., Mazlum, S. C. (2006). Sivil Toplum ve Dis Politika Yeni Sorunlar Yeni Aktorler. Istanbul: Baglam Publications.
Gulec, C. (2018). Dis Politika Analizinde Karar Verme Sureci ve Karar Verme Modelleri. COMU Uluslararasi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi 3(1), 79-102.
Smith, S. (vd.)(2016). Dis Politika. Istanbul: Uluslararasi Iliskiler Library.

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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

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 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 2 6 12
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 13 2 26
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 8 2 16
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 8 1 8
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 60 0 132
Total Workload of the Course Unit 132
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,2
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0