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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
SBU441 CENTRAL ASIA AND CAUCASUS IN WORLD POLITICS 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 Assist.Prof.Dr. KEISUKE WAKIZAKA

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce how to investigate safety-related problems in Caucasia and the Middle East gradually rising after Cold War and make a deduction.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include past and present term of the Middle East states, present day and historical developments in Caucasia, roles of them in the world policy, 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)

Explain fundamental characteristics and dynamics of safety mentality of the Middle Asia and Caucasians
Discuss relations between Middle Asia and Caucasian states and historical development of regional organizations
Analyze current political developments in the Middle East and Caucasia
Relate between regional safety problems in Asia and global safety problems

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 R. Kutay Karaca, Asya’da Guvenlik Sorunlari ve Yansimalari, BILGESAM Publications, Eylul 2013. Basics of the Security Problems Encountered in Caucasia and Middle Asia, Conception of Problems Today (globalization of regional problems) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Tayyar Ari,Global Politika ve Guney Asya;Kesmir Sorunu ve Nukleer Yaris, Alfa, Istanbul, 2000 Problems rooted in the relations with Pakistan-India Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Mete Tuncoku, Japonya-Cin Halk Cumhuriyeti Iliskileri, ASAM Publications, Ankara, 2002, Problems in the relations with Japan and People’s Republic of China Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Ahmet Turkoz, Dogu Turkistan’da Insan Haklari, Dogu Library, İstanbul 2010, East Turkestan Problem and its effects on the relations with Turks – People’s Republic of China Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook M. Turgut Demirtepe & Guner Ozkan, Uluslararasi Sistemde Orta Asya, Dis Politika ve Guvenlik, USAK Publications, Ankara 2013. Past and the Present day of Caucasians Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook M. Turgut Demirtepe & Guner Ozkan, Uluslararasi Sistemde Orta Asya, Dis Politika ve Guvenlik, USAK Publications, Ankara 2013. Conflict in Caucasia and Cooperation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Esedullah Oguz,Hedef Ulke Afganistan, Dogan Publications, Istanbul 2001. Afghanistan; Origin of the Problems Encountered and Future Prediction Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Almagul Isina, Asya’da Guvenligin Insasi ve CICA, Tasam, Istanbul 2012, ASEAN Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook M. Turgut Demirtepe & Guner Ozkan, Uluslararasi Sistemde Orta Asya, Dis Politika ve Guvenlik, USAK Publications, Ankara 2013. Problems in Russian Federation –South Caucasia Relations Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook R. Kutay Karaca, Asya’da Guvenlik Sorunlari ve Yansimalari, BILGESAM Publications, Eylul 2013. Nagorno-Karabakh Problem Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook R. Kutay Karaca, Asya’da Guvenlik Sorunlari ve Yansimalari, BILGESAM Publications, Eylul 2013. A new regional organization: Shanghai Cooperation Organization Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 - General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 - General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Oguz E. (2001), Hedef Ulke Afganistan, Dogan Publications, Istanbul.
Tunçoku M. (2002), Japonya-Cin Halk Cumhuriyeti Iliskileri, ASAM Publications, Ankara.
Demirtepe M. T., Ozkan G. (2013), Uluslararasi Sistemde Orta Asya, Dis Politika ve Guvenlik, USAK Publications, Ankara.
Karaca R. K. (2013), Asya’da Guvenlik Sorunlari ve Yansimalari, BILGESAM Publications.
Ari T. (2000), Global Politika ve Guney Asya; Kesmir Sorunu ve Nukleer Yaris, Alfa, Istanbul.
Isina A. (2012), Asya’da Guvenligin Insaasi ve CICA, Tasam, Istanbul.

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 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