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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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