ECTS - European Union Defense and Foreign Policies

European Union Defense and Foreign Policies (AB504) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
European Union Defense and Foreign Policies AB504 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
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Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to understand the aims of the EU in its foreign and security policies and to acquire knowledge on which tools the EU uses to reach those aims
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to understand the aims of the EU in its foreign and security policies
  • to acquire knowledge on which tools the EU uses to reach those aims
  • comprehend the European Union expansion resulted by the regional security threats
Course Content EU`s aims in its foreign and security policy and the tools to reach those aims.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 What is foreign and security policy? Tayfur (2005) Dış Politika, Atila Eralp (ed.), pp.73-107; Tanrısever (2005) Güvenlik, Atila Eralp (ed.), pp.107-25.
3 The foreign and security policy priorities of the EU in a globalizing world Tangör and Sayın, 2012
4 Common foreign, security and defense policy Tangör, 2012, Dış, Güvenlik ve Savunma Politikaları. Belgin Akçay ve İlke Göçmen (eds.), pp.579-611.
5 Foreign trade policy Akman, 2012, Ortak Dış Ticaret Politikası, Belgin Akçay ve İlke Göçmen (eds.), pp.547-79.
6 Enlargement Policy Açıkmeşe, 2012, Avrupa Birliği,nde Genişleme, Belgin Akçay ve İlke Göçmen (eds) Avrupa Birliği, pp.611-31.
8 Neighborhood Policy Ekonomi Bakanlığı, Komşuluk Politikasının Temel Unsurları ve Amaçları.
9 Student Presentations Free Preparation
10 Student Presentations Free Preparation
11 Student Presentations Free Preparation
12 Student Presentations Free Preparation
13 The future of EU's foreign and security policy
14 Conclusion


Course Book 1. Atila Eralp (der.) 2005. Devlet ve Ötesi. İstanbul, İletişim Yayınları.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 30
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
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