Course Code: 
SPRI 304
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
7
Course Language: 
Fransızca
Course Objectives: 
The course has the purpose of presenting the notion of geopolitics, the relation of political science with geography. Within this perspective, the geography, the political geography and the development of first theories will be interpreted.
Course Content: 

Geography, political geography and first theories, definitions of geopolitics from 1980 to 2000, its evolution and relationship with other sciences, areas where geopolitics is applied, the importance of geopolitics in the order of the changing world and global system in the 21st century are the topics of these course.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-­‐Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Attendance and class participation, C: Homework

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

 

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1. Analyses the definitions of geopolitics.

4,13,15

1,2,3

A,B

2. Explains the historical development of geopolitics, first theorists and currents of geopolitics.

3,4,13,15

 

1,2,3

 

A,B

3. Explains the genesis of 20th century geopolitics and its impacts on different domains of international relations and political science.

3,4,11,13,15

 

1,2,3

 

A,B

4. Discusses the importance of geopolitics for states.

3,4,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B

5. Explains the relations of geopolitics with ideologies and economics.

13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B

6. Explains the regional politics applied on the

3,4,5,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,B

contemporary world and the geostrategic importance of these politics.

 

 

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

INTRODUCTION: POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY AND THE GENESIS OF GEOPOLITICS

 

2

FRIEDRICH RATZEL AND THE POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

 

3

CLASSICAL GEOPOLITICS: HALFORD JOHN MACKINDER AND HIS THEORIE OF HEARTLAND

 

4

KARL HAUSHOFER AND CLASSICAL GEOPOLITICS

 

5

ALFRED MAHAN AND THE THEORY OF SEA POWER

 

6

NICHOLAS SPYKMAN AND THE THEORY OF RIMLAND

 

7

MID-­‐TERM

 

8

GEOPOLITICS OF 21ST CENTURY AND THE REDEFINITION OF GEOPOLITICS

 

9

CONTEMPORARY GEOPOLITICS APPROACHES AND ITS APPLIED DOMAINS

 

10

GEOPOLITICS AND ECONOMICS: GEOECONOMICS

 

11

CHARACTERISTICS OF 21ST CENTURY GEOPOLITICS: TERRITORIAL REGIONAL CONSTRUCTIONS

 

12

IDENTITY CONSTRUCTIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE GEOPOLITICAL STATUS

 

13

NEW INTERNATIONAL ACTORS, CONFLICTUAL SITUATIONS AND RECONSTRUCTION OF GEOPOLITICS

 

 

14

CONCLUSION: BASIC KEYS OF 21ST CENTURY GEOPOLITICS: REDEFINITION OF POWER CONCEPT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF GEOECONOMICS IN THE NEW WORLD

 

15

GENERAL SYNTHESIS

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Pascal  BONIFACE,  La  Géopolitique,  Les  Relations    Internationales,

Eyrolles, Paris, 2011

Ameyride CHAUPRADE, Géopolitique : Constantes et changements dans l’histoire, Ellipses, Paris, 2003

Alfred    DEFAY,  La           Géopolitique,      PUF,       Paris,     2012.

Diğer Kaynaklar

 Pascal  BONIFACE  (dir.),  La  puissance  internationale,  Dunod, Paris,
1994
Ameyride  CHAUPRADE,  Géopolitique  :  Constantes  et changements
dans l’histoire, Ellipses, Paris, 2003
Pierre-­‐Marie   GALLOIS,   Géopolitique,   les   votes   de   la   puissance,
FEDN/Plon, Paris, 1990
Richard  KLEINSCHMAGER,  Elément  de  géographie  politique,  PUS,
Strasbourg, 1993
Alain    LABROUSSE    et    KOUTOUZIS    Michel,    Géopolitique    et
géostratégies des drogues, Economica, Paris, 1996
Yves LACOSTE, Dictionnaire de Géopolitique, Flammarion, Paris, 1993
Pascal LOROT, Histoire de la Géopolitique, Economica, Paris, 1995
Pascal LOROT, Introduction à la géoéconomie, Economica, Paris, 2000
Pascal LOROT, Dictionnaire de la mondialisation, Ellipses, Paris, 2001
Pascal  LOROT  et  François  THUAL,  La  Géopolitique,  2ème  Edition,
Montchrestien, Paris, 2002
Jacques   SIRONNEAU,   L’eau.   Nouvel   enjeu   stratégique  mondial,
Economica, Paris, 1996
François THUAL, Les conflits identitaires, Ellipses, Paris, 1995
François THUAL, Méthodes de la géopolitique, Ellipses, Paris, 1996
François THUAL, Géopolitique de l’Amérique latine, Economica, Paris,
1996
André VIGARIE, La mer et la géostratégie des nations, Economica,
Paris, 1995

 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 

Assessment

IN-­‐TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-­‐terms

1

100

Quizzes

0

0

Assignment

0

0

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-­‐TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

 

No

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

1

Students should be able to conduct independent research or undergraduate theses in their discipline by specifying information needs for investigating a topic-­‐of interest, accessing the appropriate sources of knowledge, and preparing a comprehensive research/project report.

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

2

Students should be able to set goals and objectives, plan strategies and projects in their business life and working domain

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Students should be able to critically evaluate the body of knowledge in their area, assess self-­‐competency, and direct self-­‐learning efforts accordingly. Within this respect, students should understand the importance of life-­‐long learning

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

4

Student should perform a multilevel analysis of national and global dynamics, and should understand the importance of flexible thinking, adaptability, and the ability to formulate innovative solutions to pursue a successful career.

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

5

Students should be able to effectively communicate in written or oral French with people from diverse backgrounds, and should have the French proficiency to follow and interpret the global dynamics that shape their discipline. By improving their French proficiency, they improve their competitive power in the field they work.

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

6

By learning a second language, students have the opportunity to increase their work field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Students should understand the importance of respect for individual and cultural diversity, and should be able to emphatically interact with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in social and professional settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Students should be able to use qualitative and quantitative research methods through appropriate computer programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Students should understand standards of personal, professional and social ethics, evaluate the ethical implications of various practices related to their discipline, and have awareness of the importance of ethical behavior in adding value to society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Within the framework of the knowledge acquire in the field, students should understand the personal, social, and ecological dimensions of social responsibility, and have the awareness that being socially responsible is an

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

active citizenship duty of each and every individual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Students should know that universality of social rights and social justice are the principle components of contemporary society, and that scientific thinking is an essential prerequisite for maintaining social advancement and global competitiveness.

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

12

Students should understand the importance of quality, safety and health management, corporate social responsibility, personal, professional, and cross-­‐cultural respect, and professional ethics in maintaining organizational sustainability in  Professional  life  and  working  institutions and  organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Students should internalize the concepts and theoretical models in the social, political and economic domains through a multi-­‐dimensional perspective by implementing scientific research methods; have the capability to research, access and analyze issues in their field.

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

14

By learning the Turkish political system and the functioning of domestic and international politics, the students develop their capacity to analyze

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

15

Students should have evaluate the models on the attitudes and behaviors of the states, the functioning of the international political and economic system, problems in international relations through the acquired theoretically and practically advanced knowledge; should have ability to think analytically

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

3

48

Mid-terms

1

30

30

Homework

0

0

0

Final examination

1

40

40

Total Work Load

 

 

166

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

6,6

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

7