ECTS - Middle East from Past to Present

Middle East from Past to Present (UI506) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Middle East from Past to Present UI506 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
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, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Duygu Dersan Orhan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To analyze the modern Middle Eastern politics, its dynamics and the regional and the international policies of the regional countries.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to have an understanding of state-formation, socio-ecoonmic structure of the region and the policies of the international powers with regard to the Middle East.
  • to have an understanding of the Arab world, Iran and Israel.
  • Comprehend the similarities and differences in the region
Course Content Political history of the Middle East, economic structure of the Middle East, ethnicity and religion in the Middle East, political Islam, Arab nationalism, Arab-Israeli conflict, September 11 and the Middle East, Turkey and the Middle East, Arab Spring.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the Aims and the Objectives of the Course
2 A general Look to the Middle East Political History
3 Ethnic and Religious Structure of the Middle East
4 Socio-Economic Structure of the Middle East
5 Political Structure of the Middle Eastern Countries
6 Nationalism in the Middle East
7 Political Islam
8 Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process
9 Middle East after September 11
10 Turkey and the Middle East
11 Turkey and the Middle East
12 "Revolutions" in the Middle East and Political Transformation
13 "Revolutions" in the Middle East and Political Transformation
14 Current Problems in the Middle East and the Future of the Region
15 Presentations
16 Presentations


Course Book 1. Albert Hourani, Arap Halkları Tarihi, çev. Yavuz Alogan, (İstanbul: İletişim, 2003). William L. Cleveland, Modern Ortadoğu Tarihi, çev. Mehmet Harmancı, (İstanbul: Agora Kitaplığı, 2008). Bernard Lewis, Ortadoğu,çev. Selen Y. Kölay, (Ankara: Arkadaş Yay

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 30
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 3 60
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 1 55 55
Homework Assignments 1 70 70
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125