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LATIN AMERICA IN WORLD POLITICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBU434 LATIN AMERICA 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 Turkish foreign policy beginning from the foundation of Turkish Republic in order to reach to independent thinking and improve aptitude for deeply evaluating foreign policy.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include factors effecting Turkish foreign policy, role of decision makers, effect of systematic factors on Turkish foreign policy, relations with the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Balkans, Causations, relations with international organizations, breaking points in foreign policy of Turkey.

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

Relate between ideas, thoughts, theories and approaches shaped Turkish foreign policy in a proper way
Interpret factors having effect on the formation of Turkish foreign policy
Relate for causation regarding the reasons of changes in Turkish foreign policy
Analyze historical development and basic dynamics of Turkish foreign policy by relating them with present day foreign policy

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Preliminary information for basic concepts of the course, aim of the course and content Lecture, Question – Answer
2 Reading and Literature Review History of Latin America Colonial Period Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading and Literature Review History of Latin America Modern Period Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading and Literature Review Political Panorama in Latin America Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading and Literature Review Economic Panorama in Latin America Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading and Literature Review Regional Integration Models in Latin America I Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading and Literature Review Regional Integration Models in Latin America II Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading and Literature Review Relations of Latin America With Global Powers Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading and Literature Review Brazil Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading and Literature Review Argentina Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading and Literature Review Venezuela Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading and Literature Review Paraguay-Uruguay Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading and Literature Review Relations Between Latin America-Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Revision Preparation for the exam: General and comparative evaluation of former subjects. Revision of basic points. Lecture, Question – Answer
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Ermagan, I, (2017). Dunya Siyasetinde Latin Amerika. Istanbul: Nobel Publications.
Narlı N., Kuntay,B. (2014). Latin Amerika’yi Anlamak. Istanbul: Bahcesehir University Publications.
Chasteen, J. C. (2012). Latin Amerika Tarihi. İstanbul: Say Yayınları.
Thomas V. B. (Ed.) (2001). Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Political Economy of Open Regionalism. NewYork: Institut of Latin American Studies. Kirby, P. (2003). Introduction to Latin America. NewYork: Sage.
Dabene, O. (2009). The Politics of Regional Integration in Latin America. NewYork: Palgrave.

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 10 10
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 0 129
Total Workload of the Course Unit 129
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0