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AMERICAN POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBU337 AMERICAN POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY 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 examining factors shaping domestic policy in the USA, effects of foreign policy in the USA in the regional and global level and discussing struggles of the USA on rebuilding the international system in the historical process at the level of bachelor’s degree.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include characteristics of foreign policy in the USA differentiating from foreign policies in other states and their sources; the position of the USA foreign policy coming into play in the world policy as of the first quarter of 20th century taken in the following historical period (1st World War, Period between world wars, 2nd World War, Cold War and post war) and transformations of it.

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

Analyze USA foreign policy at a global level.
Compare ABD domestic and foreign policies in the USA cyclically.
Interpret changes in the USA foreign policy following the Cold War.
Evaluate current developments in the USA foreign policy analytically.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction, Course Introduction Lecture, discussion
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 5-18. Foreign Policy in the USA and World Policy Lecture, discussion
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Ataç, C. A., "Bagimsizlik Savasciligindan Dunya Hukumdarligina Amerikan Imparatorluk Tarihsel Gelisimi", DoguBati, Issue:42, (2007), p. 111-126. The USA as a World Country Lecture, discussion
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikası: İkinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 23-46. The USA from World War to Cold War Lecture, discussion
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 47-74. The USA in the New World: Containment Policy Lecture, discussion
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 75-104. Cold War Depressions: North-South tension, Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam War Lecture, discussion
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 105-132. Detente (Detant) and The World Order Policy Lecture, discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 133-156. Revival of Great Power Conflict: Carter ve Reagen Period Lecture, discussion
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 157-180. End of Cold War Lecture, discussion
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 181-208. The USA in the Unipolar World Lecture, discussion
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 209-260. New World Old Stresses Lecture, discussion
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 261-318 The USA under fire: September 11 and post events Lecture, discussion
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 319-346. Obama ad Renewal Period Lecture, discussion
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook: Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J., Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Ikinci Dunya Savasindan Gunumuze, p. 347-372. Cracks in the Unipolar Order and Acceding Trump Lecture, discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Hook, S. W. ve Spainer J. (2016), Amerikan Dis Politikası: Ikinci Dunya Savasi'ndan Gunumuze, Inkilap Kitabevi, Istanbul.
Cakmak, C., Dinc, C. ve Ozturk, A. (2011), Yakin Donem Amerikan Dis Politikasi: Teori ve Pratik, Nobel Academic Publications, Ankara.
Atac, C. A., "Bagimsizlik Savasciligindan Dunya Hukumdarligina Amerikan Imparatorluk Tarihsel Gelisimi", DoguBati, number:42, (2007), sf. 111-126.

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