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INT4003 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY 3+0+0 ECTS:4
Year / Semester Fourth Year / Fall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusElective
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 aims to give the students basic information about the following: i) Explaining American foreign policy through international relations and foreign policy theories; ii) Understanding periodical divisions in the history of American foreign policy and the conditions and events that divide these historical periods; iii) Understanding the American foreign policy decision-making process through the analysis of key institutional actors; iv) Explaining the historical and theoretical aspects of American relations with other international actors such as Russia, China, the European Union, Israel and other Middle Eastern countries; v) Analyzing Turkish-American relations in theoretical and historical ways.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

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

LO - 1 :

explain American foreign policy through international relations and foreign policy theories.

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

1

LO - 2 :

analyze important events and historical periods in American foreign policy.

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

1

LO - 3 :

gain knowledge about the institutional process and actors of American foreign policy.

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

1

LO - 4 :

analyze historical and contemporary relations of the United States with international actors such as Russia, China, European Union and Turkey.

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

This course will give basic information about theoretical, institutional and historical explanations of American foreign policy.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

American foreign policy in theoretical perspective

 Week 2

The history of American foreign policy: Continental and regional periods

 Week 3

Cold War period

 Week 4

The unipolar moment

 Week 5

American foreign policy institutions: The presidency

 Week 6

The Congress

 Week 7

The bureaucracy and military establishment

 Week 8

The media and public opinion

 Week 9

Mid-term exam

 Week 10

Contemporary issues: American-Russian relations

 Week 11

United States and Asian countries

 Week 12

United States and Europe

 Week 13

United States and Latin America/Africa

 Week 14

US and the Middle East

 Week 15

Turkish-American relations

 Week 16

Final exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Cox, Michael and Doug Stokes, 2012, US Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press, New York.

2Hook, Steven W. ve John Spanier, 2013, Amerikan Dış Politikası, İnkilap Kitabevi, İstanbul.

 

Recommended Reading

1Jentleson, Bruce W., 2010, American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century, W.W. Norton, New York.

2Rosati, Jerel A. ve James M. Scott, 2007, The Politics of United States Foreign Policy, Thomson Wadsworth, Belmont.

3Foner, Eric, 2011, Give Me Liberty: An American History, W.W. Norton, New York.

4Kissinger, Henry, 2000, Diplomasi, Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul.

5Kalaitzidis, Akis and Gregory W. Streich, 2011, U.S. Foreign Policy: A Documentary and Reference Guide, ABC-CLIO, California.

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

11/11/2017

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

4

14

56

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

122