ECTS - Diplomacy: Past and Present

Diplomacy: Past and Present (UI503) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Diplomacy: Past and Present UI503 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Mesut Aslan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course aims to provide students with factual data about the sources and outcomes of major political developments in international relations of 19th and 20th centuries and enable them to understand the roots of many contemporary issues, problems, institutions and the patterns of behaviour among states.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Comprehend the diplomacy period of Inter-European wars and Cold War
  • Present the diplomatic confrontations in the First and Second World War
  • Evaluate the Cold War diplomatic affairs in terms of balance of power policy of states
  • To have a basic knowledge about diplomatic history.
Course Content The political developments and the main ideological movements in Europe and the reformist movement in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century; Ottoman-European diplomatic relations prior to the First World War and the developments leading to the First World War.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 General political situation in Europe after the War Palmer, pp. 777-799
3 Europe at the end of the First World War Palmer, pp. 805-822
4 Germany and Europe from chaos to stability Sander, pp.16-32
5 The Locarno Period: Relative stability Sander, pp. 32-39
6 Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930s Sander pp. 40-110
7 Hitler’s foreign policy aims Sander pp. 40-110
8 Mid-term
9 Major events on the road to the Second World War Palmer, pp. 777-799
10 Second World War Palmer, pp. 834-860
11 Wartime conferences and arrangements Sander, pp. 111-189
12 Beginning of the Cold War Palmer, pp. 867-914
13 Cold War crises Palmer, pp. 968- 1035
14 Détente period Palmer, pp. 968- 1035
15 End of the Cold War Palmer, pp. 1035-1045
16 Review Week


Course Book 1. Palmer, Colton, and Kramer, A History of the Modern World, McGraw-Hill Education, 2013
2. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İmge Kitabevi, 2000

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methodology of international relations. X
2 Acquiring the skills of analyzing international relations from a theoretical level. X
3 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the recent either global or national political events. X
4 Acquiring different perspectives on international relations. X
5 Improving the ability to make analyses about the current and future prospects of global and regional actors. X
6 Developing relevant academic and applied research skills in political areas. X
7 To improve the academic writing skills pertaining to the academic area. X
8 To improve the academic presentation skills pertaining to the academic area. X
9 To improve analytical thinking and independent research skills. X
10 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, interpretation, discussions, and/or continuous learning. X
11 Improving the ability to effectively develop arguments. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 55 55
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 70 70
Total Workload 125