ECTS - Balkans: Past and Present

Balkans: Past and Present (UI509) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Balkans: Past and Present UI509 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, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Hasan Seim Özertem
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to understand the historical and recent events in Balkans
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to acquire detailed knowledge on Balkans
  • to understand the historical evolution of the region
  • to evaluate the recent events in the region
Course Content The historical and recent processes in the Balkans; the developments in the region from the perspective of international relations.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 A General Introduction to the Course None
2 Geographical, historical and political basics Crampton, pp. 1-26, 113-146
3 The reasons for the disintegration of Yugoslavia Crampton, pp. 239-270
4 The disintegration of Yugoslavia; Slovenia and Croatia wars Crampton, pp. 247-254
5 Bosnian war and the Dayton peace process Crampton, pp.244-245, 285-289
6 Mid-term
7 Kosova Problem Crampton, pp. 240-241, 270-283
8 Albanian Enlargement Problem in the Balkans Crampton, pp. 295-308
9 Macedonia-Greece issue Crampton, pp. 293-299, 335-343
10 Various aspects of the Macedonian problem Crampton, pp.293-299
11 Macedonia-Bulgaria issues
12 Bulgaria's transition and membership to NATO and EU Crampton, pp. 308-324
13 Romania's transition and memebership to NATO and EU Crampton, pp. 324-335
14 Enlargement of NATO in the Balkans
15 European Union and the Balkans
16 Conclusion


Course Book 1. Crampton, R.J., İkinci Dünya Savaşından Sonra Balkanlar, Yayın Odası, 2007
2. Malcolm, N., Kosova: Balkanları Anlamak İçin , Sabah Kitapçılık, 1998
3. Malcolm, N., Bosna'nın Kısa Tarihi, Om Yayınevi, 1999

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
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 14 10 140
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 22 22
Total Workload 177