ECTS - Expansion Process of the EU

Expansion Process of the EU (AB502) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Expansion Process of the EU AB502 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, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Yılmaz
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to analyze the EU's enlargement process from a historical standpoint including the recent developments in the issue.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to learn the historical aspect of the EU enlargement
  • to understand the EU enlargement policy
  • to have extensive knowledge on the cases of EU enlargement
Course Content The history of the enlargement, the relation of the enlargement with the EU institutions and the case studies from the first enlargement until today.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Understanding the Enlargement: EU Enlargement Policy Karluk, pp. 12-46
3 EU Institutions and the Enlargement Aktar, pp. 9-24
4 The Tools of Enlargement Aktar, pp. 25-42
5 EU's Legal Instruments and the Enlargement Aktar, pp. 43-50
6 1. ve 2. Enlargement Karluk, pp. 12-38
7 3. ve 4. Enlargement Karluk, pp. 12-38
8 5. Enlargement (Central and Eastern Europe) Dinç 2011
9 Mid Term Exam
10 Last Enlargement: Crotia Altun 2013
11 Candidate States – The Case of Turkey Oğuz 2012
12 Candidate States – The Case of Serbia Karluk 2014
13 Candidate States - The Case of Montenegro Karluk 2014
14 Candidate States - The Case of Albania Karluk 2014
15 Conclusion: The end of Enlargement?
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Aktar, Cengiz (Der.). 2007. Avrupa Birliği'nin Genişleme Süreci. İstanbul: İletişim.
2. Karluk, Rıdvan. 2011. Avrupa Birliği. İstanbul: Beta.
Other Sources 3. Cengiz Dinç. 2011. Avrupa Birliği'nin Beşinci Genişlemesi Ana Temalar ve Faktörler. ESKİŞEHİR OSMANGAZİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ İİBF DERGİSİ, EKİM 2011, 6(2), 201‐233
4. Özge Altun. 2013. Avrupa Birliği Genişleme Politikası Bağlamında Hırvatistan Üyeliği. T.C. Maliye Bakanlığı Avrupa Birliği ve Dış İlişkiler Dairesi Başkanlığı Özel Gündem, Temmuz 2013.
5. Gönül Oğuz. 2012. Avrupa Birliği'nin Genişleme Yorgunluğu Sürecinde AB-Türkiye İlişkileri.Ekonomik ve Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi 8 (1): 48-73.
6. Rıdvan Karluk. 2014. Avrupa Birliği'nin Balkanlara Genişlemesi: Balkan Ülkelerine Üyelik Perspektifi. International Conference on Eurasian Economies 2014.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
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) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125