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RUSSIAN POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBU439 RUSSIAN 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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce keystones of Russia’s foreign and defence policy with the diplomatic tradition brought by Russia from past to present, and elements, medias and difficulties encountered by Russia in the foreign policy goal settings.
Contents of the Course Unit: Content of the course include the history of Russia in diplomatic arena, its processes in previous centuries, factors shaping the foreign policy of Russia today, goals and limitations shaping the Russian foreign policy.

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

Interpret current process of Russian foreign policy
Explain factors, limitations and goals shaping Russian foreign policy
Analyze the relationship with Russia and other countries by evaluating the Russian foreign policy within its historical process
Evaluate a case politically by using statements and analyses in Russian foreign policy

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 Factors Shaping Russian Foreign Policy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Indicative Actors, Institutions and Criterions from Past to Today Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Indicating Russian National Interests in and After USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) Period Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Putin’s Ideas on Russian Foreign Policy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Geopolitical Position and Energy Policies of Russia Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Russia’s Relations with the West Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Russia’s Relations with the West Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The Concept of Russia’s Military and Soft Power Usage Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Hybrid War Concept and Rise of Nationalism Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Russia - NATO Relations, Georgia’s Intervention Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Military Expedition in Syria Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Transatlantic Relations Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Tsygankov, A. P. (2016), Russia’s Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change in National Identity, Fourth Edition, Rowman and Littlefield, Londra, BK.
Trenin, D. (2016), Should we Fear Russia?, Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.
Ormeci, O., Kisacik, S. (2018), Rusya Siyaseti ve Rus Dis Politikasi, Seckin 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
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 5 65
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 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 31 0 131
Total Workload of the Course Unit 131
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0