FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Political Science and International Relations

PSIR 306 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Turkish Foreign Policy
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 306
Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to analyze the main principles, the theory, context and practices of the Turkish Foreign Policy (TFP).
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to name the principles and to comprehend the political, economic and military background of the Turkish Foreign Policy (TFP)
  • to describe the different contexts and aspects in the making of the TFP
  • to identify, compare and explain the decision-making mechanisms, institutions and bodies shaping the TFP in different periods
  • to illustrate external and internal factors influencing the making of the TFP
  • to outline the problems and issues in the TFP
Course Description This course is designed to introduce the students to the basics of Turkey’s foreign policy. The course will cover the period of 1919-2001 in the history of Turkish Foreign Policy and analyze the different eras of foreign policy-making of the Republic of Turkey with periods of “relative autonomy” and “attachment to the Western World”, and in a fnal chapter “the post-Soviet years” in a global world.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction of the course and the course material
2 Theory and Practice of theTFP William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000, pp. 1-11. Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vol. I, pp. 19-53.
3 The Context and Practice in the TFP, The Post-WWI Era: Years of the Liberation: 1919-1922 and The Relative Autonomy [Part I]: 1923 – 1939 William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000, pp. 44-78. Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vol. I, pp. 97-384.
4 The Context and Practice in the TFP, The Relative Autonomy [Part II]: 1939 – 1945 William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000, pp. 79-108. Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vol. I, pp. 387-476.
5 The Context and Practice in the TFP, Attachment to the Western Bloc [Part I]: 1945-1960 William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000, pp. 109-145. Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vol. I, pp. 479-652.
6 Midterm Exam
7 The Context and Practice in the TFP,Relative Autonomy [Part III]: 1960 – 1980 William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000, pp. 146-190. Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vol. I, pp. 655-853.
8 The Context and Practice in the TFP, Relative Autonomy [Part III]: 1960 – 1980 [continued] William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000, pp. 146-190. Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vol. I, pp. 655-853.
9 The Context and Practice in the TFP, [Re-]Attachment to the Western Bloc [Part II]: 1980 – 1990 William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000, pp. 146-190. Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vol. II, pp. 9-200.
10 The Context and Practice in the TFP, Turkey in a Post-Soviet Global World: 1991 – 2001 William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000, pp. 191-322. Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vol. II, pp. 201-599.
11 The Context and Practice in the TFP, Turkey in a Post-Soviet Global World: 1991 – 2001 [continued] William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000, pp. 191-322. Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vol. II, pp. 201-599.
12 Students' Presentations
13 Students' Presentations
14 Students' Presentations
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Baskın Oran (ed.), Türk Dış Politikası, Kurtuluş Savaşı’ndan Bugüne, Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, Vols. I and II (any edition)

William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000 (any edition)

 

 

*All course readings are available at the University Library and as open sources.

 

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
20
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
10
4
40
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
35
35
Final Exam
1
55
55
    Total
178

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

X
2

To be able to have the basic knowledge of, and make use of other disciplines which contribute to the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

3

To be able to distinguish the differences between classical and contemporary theories and to assess their relationship.

4

To be able to recognize regional and global issues, and develop solutions based on research.

X
5

To be able to assess the acquired knowledge and skills in the areas of Political Science and International Relations critically.

6

To be able to transfer ideas and proposals on issues in the areas of Political Science and International Relations to other people and institutions verbally and in writing.

7

To be able to identify the historical continuity and changes observed in the relations between the actors and institutions of national and international politics.

X
8

To be able to examine concepts, theories, and developments with scientific methods in the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

X
9

To be able to take responsibility as an individual and as a team member.

X
10

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to Political Science and International Relations.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Political Science and International Relations and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout human history to their field of experience.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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