Course Code: 
SPRI 402
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
Fransızca
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The purpose of this course is to provide information about the importance of Middle East, the region's past and the present, majors issues of Middle East and Turkey's Middle East policy.
Course Content: 

In this course, the political, economic and social development in the Middle East, the major problems in the past and today and political and economic relations between Turkey and the Middle East countries will be discussed.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Explains geopolitical importance of Middle East with historical and political dimensions.

4,7,13,15

1,2,3

A

Analyzes the effect of the Great Powers policies on the Middle East.

4,15

1,2,3

A

Gives information about water problem and the importance of petrol in the Middle East.

4,13,15

1,2,3

A

Provides multi-dimensional information about crisis and conflict in the Middle East.

4,7,13,15

1,2,3

A

Explains the effects of the current problems in the Middle East and the Arab Spring on the international society.

4,15

1,2,3

A

Explains Turkey's Middle East policy in different periods.

4,7,14

1,2,3

A

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

INTRODUCTION: POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST-1

 

2

INTRODUCTION: POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST-2

 

3

THE MIDDLE EAST’S WATER PROBLEM

 

4

MIDDLE EAST AND PETROL

 

5

INFLUENCE OF THE GREAT POWERS ON THE MIDDLE EAST

 

6

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

 

7

MIDTERM EXAM

 

8

HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST-1

 

9

HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST-2

 

10

ARAB SPRING

 

11

POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND THE MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES-1

 

12

POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND THE MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES-2

 

13

ECONOMICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND THE MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES-1

 

14

ECONOMICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND THE MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES-2

 

15

GENERAL REVISION

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Cloarec Vincent & Laurens Henry, Le Moyen-Orient au 20ème siècle, Paris : Armand Colin, 2003.

Additional Resources

Lewis Bernard, La formation du Moyen-Orient moderne, Paris : Aubier Montaigne, 1993.

Şimşek Erdal, Türkiye’nin Ortadoğu Politikası, İstanbul : Kum Saati, 2005. 

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

100

Quizzes

 

 

Assignment

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

X

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

12

12

Homework

1

 

 

Final examination

1

20

20

Total Work Load

 

 

120

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,8

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5