Turkish Foreign Policy I (IR303) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Turkish Foreign Policy I IR303 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Duygu Dersan Orhan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Aim of the course is to provide the students with an understanding of the domestic and international forces that shape Turkish foreign policy.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To learn the Turkish foreing policy historywith its politcal, economic and social aspects.
  • To know from which ideas, discourses and ideologies the Turkish foreign policy was influenced.
Course Content The Turkish foreign policy at the establishment of the Turkish Republic; the main foreign policy issues during Cold War years and the factors affecting Turkish foreign policy in this period; the characteristics of Turkish diplomacy and the structure and organization of the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 A General Introduction to the course None
2 Foreign Relations of the late Ottoman Empire, 1774-1918 Hale, Chapter 1, pp.8-30.
3 Resistance, reconstruction and diplomacy, 1918-39 Hale, Chapter 2, pp.31-55.
4 Turkey and the Second World War, 1939-45 Hale, Chapter 3, pp.56-75
5 Turkey and the Cold War, 1945-63: the engagement phase Hale, Chapter 4, pp.78-103.
6 Mini Quiz None
7 Turkey and the Cold War, 1964-90: global shifts and regional conflicts Hale, Chapter 5, pp.104-134.
8 Turkish Foreign Policy after the Cold War Hale, Chapter 6, pp.135-157.
9 Midterm Exam None
10 Turkey and the West after the Cold War: Turkey and the US Hale, Chapter 7, pp.158-173.
11 Turkey and the West after the Cold War: Turkey and the European Union Hale, Chapter 8, pp.174-193.
12 Mini Quiz None
13 Turkey and the reigonal politics after the Cold War: Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans Hale, Chapter 9, pp.194-207.
14 Turkey and the regional politics after the Cold War:Russia, the Black Sea, Transcaucasia and central Asia Hale, Chapter 10, pp.207-225.
15 General Summary None
16 Final Exam None


Course Book 1. William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy since 1774, (Oxon: Routledge, 2013)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 1 10
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 To be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature.
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres.
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture

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 2 5 10
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 150