SİBU421


Course Title Course Code Program Level
SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN MIDDLE EAST I SİBU421 Political Science and International Relations B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
07
(Fall)
42 6 4 80 132 3 5

Teaching Staff
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites Each student taking the course must (1) take at least one Middle Eastern country as a task of the course, (2) (i) present current information about this country, (ii) assess this country, and (iii) open this country up for discussion in the context of its social and political structure in the course.
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives Objective of the course is to make general and current inferences on social and political life in contemporary Middle East through analyzing one by one each Middle Eastern country whose boundaries drown in the course.
Course Content Middle East is a geographical region both having importance for international politics and including Turkey as a part of. Having knowledge on current social and political structure of Middle East serves the purpose of understanding contemporary event taking place in Middle East better.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and were successful at the end of semester will acquire the followings; 1) Having knowledge on current Middle East affairs. 2) Establishing a mutual relation between current social and political structure of Middle East and contemporary affairs in Middle East; 3) in this way, develop the capability of making scrutiny on international politics.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Middle East: Its Importance and Current Geopolitics
2. Week An Overview on Recent History of Middle East
3. Week Analyzing the Borders of Middle East in the Light of Current Affairs
4. Week Problems Coming to the Fore in Middle East: Energy and Armament
5. Week Other Issues Coming to the Fore in Middle East
6. Week Gulf Countries (Kuwait, Qatar)-I and Places of these Countries in Social and Political Life of Middle East
7. Week Gulf Countries (UAE and Bahrain)-II and Places of these Countries in Social and Political Life of Middle East
8. Week Palestine and Place of Palestine in Social and Political Life of Middle East
9. Week Iraq and Place of Iraq in Social and Political Life of Middle East
10. Week Egypt and Place of Egypt in Social and Political Life of Middle East
11. Week Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Places of these Countries in Social and Political Life of Middle East
12. Week Israel and Place of Israel in Social and Political Life of Middle East
13. Week Saudi Arabia and Place of Saudi Arabia in Social and Political Life of Middle East
14. Week General Review and Discussion
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Tayyar Arı, Geçmişten Günümüze Ortadoğu Cilt 1, Siyaset, Savaş ve Diplomasi, Bursa, MKM Yayınları, 2012, 560 sayfa. Peter Mansfield, Çev. Ü. H. Yolsal, Ortadoğu Tarihi, İstanbul, Say Yayınları, 2012, 664 sayfa. Ülke bilgileri için, stratejik araştırma kurumlarının ve o ülkelerin resmi web sayfaları. Siyasi Tarih kitaplarının Orta Doğu bölümü. Stratejik araştırma kurumlarının Orta Doğu ülkeleri ile ilgili analiz ve değerlendirmeleri.
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)
 

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LO1

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4

            

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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High