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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
POL441 CENTRAL ASIA AND CAUCASUS IN WORLD POLITICS 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
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. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. KEISUKE WAKIZAKA

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The purpose of this lesson is to To research long-running ethnic conflicts and security-based issues in Central Asia and the Caucasus after the Cold War.
Contents of the Course Unit: The content of this lesson includes the historical and current developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus, these regions' importance in the world politics and 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)

It explains the basic features and dynamism of the understanding of sercurity in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
It discusses the historical developments of relations among Central Asian and Caucasian states and the developments of regional organizations.
It analizes the current political developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
It establishes relations between regional security issues in Asia and global security issues.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
2 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma R. Kutay Karaca, Asya’da Güvenlik Sorunları ve Yansımaları, BİLGESAM Yayımları, Eylül 2013. General Explanation: the basis of ethnic conflicts and security issues in the Caucasus and Central Asia and the forms of perception on issues Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
3 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Tayyar Arı,Global Politika ve Güney Asya;Keşmir Sorunu ve Nükleer Yarış,Alfa, İstanbul,2000 the Indian-Pakistani Relations and the Issue of Kashmir Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
4 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Kemal İnat, Burhanettin Duran, Muhittin Ataman, Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2016. the Issue of Minorities in China and its influence on the World Politics Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
5 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma M. Turgut Demirtepe & Güner Özkan, Uluslararası Sistemde Orta Asya, Dış Politika ve Güvenlik, USAK Yayınları, Ankara 2013. Central Asia: its Past and Today Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
6 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Kemal İnat, Burhanettin Duran, Muhittin Ataman, Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2016. the Caucasus: its Past and Today Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
7 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Kemal İnat, Burhanettin Duran, Muhittin Ataman, Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2016. Conflicts and Cooperation in the Caucasus Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Esedullah Oğuz,Hedef Ülke Afganistan, Doğan Yayıncılık,İstanbul 2001. Afganistan: Past and Future Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
10 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Almagül İsina, Asya’da Güvenliğin İnşası ve CICA, Tasam, İstanbul 2012, the Establishment and Transformation of ASEAN Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
11 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma Kemal İnat, Burhanettin Duran, Muhittin Ataman, Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2016. the Problems existing between Russia and the South Caucasus Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
12 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma R. Kutay Karaca, Asya’da Güvenlik Sorunları ve Yansımaları, BİLGESAM Yayımları, Eylül 2013. the Turkish-Armenian Relations and the Issue of Nagorno-Karabakh Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
13 Konuyla ilgili kitap bölümü okuma R. Kutay Karaca, Asya’da Güvenlik Sorunları ve Yansımaları, BİLGESAM Yayımları, Eylül 2013. Shanghai Cooperation Organization Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
14 - General Evaluation Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
15 - General Evaluation Anlatım, soru-cevap, tartışma yöntemi
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Oğuz E. (2001), Hedef Ülke Afganistan, Doğan yayıncılık, İstanbul.
İnat, K., Duran, B., Ataman, M. (Ed.) (2016). Dünya Çatışmaları Dünya Çatışma Bölgeleri ve Konuları, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara.
Demirtepe M. T., Özkan G. (2013), Uluslararası Sistemde Orta Asya, Dış Politika ve Güvenlik, USAK Yayınları, Ankara.
Arı T. (2000), Global Politika ve Güney Asya; Keşmir Sorunu ve Nükleer Yarış, Alfa, İstanbul.
Karaca R. K. (2013), Asya’da Güvenlik Sorunları ve Yansımaları, BİLGESAM Yayımları.
İsina A. (2012), Asya’da Güvenliğin İnşası ve CICA, Tasam, İstanbul.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
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 theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.

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