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INT4007 TURKEY AND EURASIA 3+0+0 ECTS:6
Year / Semester Fourth Year / Fall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusCompulsory
DepartmentINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. Murat ÜLGÜL
Co-LecturerNA
Language of instruction English
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
The course objectives are to get the students to (i) gain information about the Eurasian history and the ideology of Eurasianism; (ii) understand the different forms of Eurasianism in the regional countries, (ii) analyze the cooperation and conflict examples in the region, and (iv) explain Turkey's relations with the regional countries.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

gain information about the Eurasian history and Eurasionism

1,2,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 2 :

analyze the conflict and cooperation status in the region

1,2,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 3 :

explain Turkey's relations with regional and non-regional countries in Eurasia.

1,2,4,5,6,7,8

1

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA : Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 

Contents of the Course

The students will get basic information about (i) the Eurasian history and Eurasianism ideology - as well as its different forms in different countries, (ii) cooperation and confllict through examples in the region, and (iii) Turkey's relations with the regional countries.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Eurasia in history

 Week 2

Eurasianism as an ideology

 Week 3

Cooperation in Eurasia

 Week 4

Conflict in Eurasia

 Week 5

'Great Game': US-Russian relations in Eurasia

 Week 6

Rising powers in Eurasia: EU, China and Iran

 Week 7

Turkey and Eurasia in history

 Week 8

Turkish Eurasianism

 Week 9

Mid-term exam

 Week 10

Turkey's relations with other powers in Eurasia

 Week 11

Contemporary analyses: Turkey and Central Asia

 Week 12

Turkey and Caucasia

 Week 13

Case Study: Turkey and Nagorno Karabakh conflict

 Week 14

Turkey and Eastern Europe

 Week 15

The future of Eurasia and Eurasianism

 Week 16

Final exam

 

Textbook / Material

1İşyar, Ömer Göksel, 2010, Avrasya ve Avrasyacılık, Dora Yayınları, Bursa.

2Arı, Tayyar (ed.), 2010, Orta Asya ve Kafkasya: Rekabetten İşbirliğine, MKM Yayınları, Bursa.

 

Recommended Reading

1Dugin, Aleksandr, 2017, İnsanlığın Ön Cephesi: Avrasya, Kaynak Yayınları, İstanbul.

2Tüfekçi, Özgür, Hüsrev Tabak and Erman Akıllı (eds.), 2017, Eurasian Politics and Society, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom

3Friere, Maria Raquel and Roger E. Kenet (eds.), 2010. Key Players and Regional Dynamics in Eurasia: The Return of the 'Great Game', Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

17/11/2017

1

50

End-of-term exam

16

02/01/2018

1

50

 

Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work

Duration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term

Lectures (face to face teaching)

3

14

42

Own (personal) studies outside class

8

14

112

Laboratory studies

0

0

0

Own study for first mid-term exam

5

2

10

Mid-term exam

1

1

1

Practice

0

0

0

Clinic Practice

0

0

0

Homework

0

0

0

Project

0

0

0

Quiz

0

0

0

Own study for final exam

6

2

12

End-of-term exam

1

1

1

Other 1

0

0

0

Other 2

0

0

0

Total work load

178