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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 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 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
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 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