Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
GEP0608 European Integration and Turkish-European Relations Fall 3 0 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: GE-Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. BURCU ALARSLAN ULUDAŞ
Course Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. SEMİHA ÖZGÜR ÜNAL ERİŞ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The course will further explore the evolution of relations between Turkey and the European Union, as well as between Turkey and Germany as the relevant local example of a European Union member state. The course will also aim at providing insight on Turkish-European relations from the Turkish side, by including a lecture/discussion with a Turkish expert and/or government representative on EU relations.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1-To examine Turkey-EU relations in a historical perspective by identifying the key milestones
2-To apply the theories of EU enlargement to Turkey-EU relations and make comparisons with other enlargement rounds
3-To define and analyze the political, legal and official dimensions of Turkey’s EU accession process

Course Content

This course will focus on the development of the European Community/Union, as well as on relations between Turkey and Europe since 1945. It will explore the genesis of the European Union, its structure and evolution, and its impact and role both within and outside of Europe.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) European Idea; Aristide Briand’s project for a European Federal Link, 1929-1932 Book chapters and journal articles
3) World War II and post-1945 European cooperation, 1945-1949 Book chapters and journal articles
4) The treaty of Paris 1951, the European Community of Defense 1954 Book chapters and journal articles
5) Leaders and European integration Book chapters and journal articles
6) European and Global Economics Book chapters and journal articles
7) Turkish Perceptions of the EU Book chapters and journal articles
8) Midterm
9) The World, the EU and Turkey after the End of the Cold War Book chapters and journal articles
10) Common Foreign and Security Policy Book chapters and journal articles
11) The Membership Perspective of Turkey Book chapters and journal articles
12) The Membership Perspective of Turkey Book chapters and journal articles
13) Visit to local sites of interest relating to the course topics- the EU representation in Berlin Book chapters and journal articles
14) Visit to the German federal parliament, and potentially to the EU institutions in Brussels as well. Book chapters and journal articles


Course Notes / Textbooks:

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 5
Midterms 1 % 35
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 10 2 20
Midterms 1 15 15
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 97

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.