Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205065012012Theo-Strategy: World-Systems and TheologyCompulsory116
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The method of using the religious language in order to form a power for a group, nation or state and realize political aims. To build religious-politic perception pattern, determined aims oriented; to analyze the tendencies such as directing the aimed community. To show the politic-strategic value of the meaning undertaken to the religion depending on the structure of world-system theories.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nadim MACİT
Learning Outcomes
1Mezun dünya sistemlerini (Klasik, Modern, Post-modern) bilgi yapılarını ve bu yapıların içerisinde dinin politik-diplomatik anlamını öğrenir.
2Dinlerin inanç ve ritüel boyutunun dışında uluslar arası güç mücadelesi içinde önemli bir unsur olduğunu görür. Mezunlar yaptıkları araştırmalarda bu olgunun varlığını fark ederek daha kapsayıcı bakış elde ederler.
3Mezunlar araştırmalarını yaparken ve ortaya bilimsel metinler koyarken kültürün olayları yorumlama üzerindeki etkisini görürler. Bir olgunun kültürel akla göre farklılık arz etmesinin sebeplerini anlayarak çalıştıkları alanın sorunlarını daha doğru analiz etme yeteneği kazanırlar.
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Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Theo-Strategy: World-Systems and Religion, is of four main topics: (a) International relations and religion in the Cold War period, the role of religion in the context of ideologic fronting, strategic models developed within this framework, policies of holy fronts (b) Rising of religious tendencies in the world system and forming them as the part of politic and strategic tendencies after Cold War (c) The role of the religion and the generated problems in terms of the future of humanbeing in the global power equation, integrist movements and the reflection forms to primarily Turkiye and Turkish World (d) Debates within the dialog of inter-civilizations and conflict, their meaning in terms of political philosophy. Every main topic relying on hypothesises and scientific models build on these hypothesises will be evaluated as the subject of rational analysis and critique.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Theo-Strategy: Key ConceptsTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
2World Systems: Informational Meaning of Traditional, Modern and Post-Modern Systems Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
3Hierarchical classification of science in mentioned systems and the role of religious beliefTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
4Political and Strategic History of religions: Roots Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
5Political context of religious sects in traditional system: Tendencies Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
6Structure of information in modern era: changes and comments Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
7International dimension of religions in Cold War era: Theo-strategic models Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
8Politics of Allied FrontsTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
9Midterm exam.Written exam will be done.
10Rising of religions, the post-modern situation Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
11Religion and diplomacy in global power puzzle Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
12Radicalism and Fundamentalism: Sharpened religious movements Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
13Religious Movements in Turkish Republics: Traditional Roots Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
14Politicization of Islam: Radical Movement in Central Asia Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
15Religion politics of super powers and theo-strategic blockadeTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
16Final examWritten exam will be done.
Recommended or Required Reading
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Makeup Examination133
Attending Lectures31854
Discussion3927
Seminar2612
Criticising Paper3927
Reading2918
Performance41248
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)195
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