Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
UIL5004 Middle East Politics Fall 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : GÜNER ACAR
Recommended Optional Program Components: Non
Course Objectives: This course explores the Middle East using theoretical and historical approaches. Topics covered include: the legacies of colonialism; the Middle East regional system, the impact of the international system on the middle east, the challenge of security in the region.' Students will be exposed to the key historical and theoretical concepts necessary to understand the Middle East as a critical region of the world. The focus will be aslo on the current situation in the Middle East and the U.S.'s role in the region.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Introduce the academic interest in the Middle East utilizing both historical and theoretical concepts

Understanding the role of ideology and religion, oil in the Middle East

Focuses on the Middle Eastern countries foreign policies

Opportunity to have analytical perspective on the Middle East history and politics and bilateral relations

Designed around specific historical trends and contemporary issues facing the poeple and governments of the region

Course Content

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation


Course Notes / Textbooks: Diplomacy in the Middle East: The International Relations on Regional and Outside Powers, Ed. By L. Karl Brown 2006

Evaluation System

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Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To examine knowledge and skills acquired with understanding the interaction between other disciplines in the interdisciplinary dimension.
2) Have the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances with related to the field of International Relations and Politics in data collection, interpretation, and dissemination stages.
3) Have the knowledge of the political, economic and juridical foundation of the state.
4) To develop and deepen the information level of expertise Master's Degree on the basis of qualifications at the Global Politics and International Relations Program.
5) Have a critical perspective on concepts, arguments, and current issues.
6) To examine and evaluate countries and regions at the international level which embedded in practical and theoretical knowledge.
7) Evaluated to be critical a variety of security issues, strategies, and practical consequences in the international arena.
8) Have a good formation of the social sciences.
9) Have the knowledge of the nation state to the present day about geographical, institutional, structural, conceptual and theoretical development of the international relations.
10) Have the knowledge of Turkish foreign policy formation and decision-making process.