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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. KAMİL KAYA
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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.

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