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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

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
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 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