Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205065022012Theologic Improvements and its Social Function in Turkic World after 1990Compulsory126
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Language of Instruction
Objectives of the Course
Collapsing of the bipolar world system has opened a gate to a new world order. One of the most important characteristic of the new world system is the substitution of religion and culture instead of powerless and inefficient ideologies. The perception form of religion and its social function, which has become an important part of international relations and diplomacy, is of importance for Turkish World. Before all else Islam and perception form of the other religions, their effect to the social life in Turkish World will be displayed by the help of mentality analysis in the atmosphere, in which communication networks pressurize time and place.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nadim MACİT
Learning Outcomes
1Graduates learn about the structure of information in new world system and the role of religion in international power struggle. (3, 6)
2Graduates become aware of the reflections and social function of religion in Turkish World. (8, 12)
3Graduates gain the ability of deducing in their studies and analyses keeping in mind the intellectual background, while they learn about the religious movements, reproduction of them and the way of perception in Turkish world. (14)
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
What are the reasons of rising of religion in the world system and its reflections in Turkish World after 1990? Rising religious tendencies and especially the effect of politics and interpretation relationship, which are the two faces of religious radicalism, to community constitute the introduction of the course. Identities in Turkistan, interpretations about the religion and regional security and their social effects in the global politics constitute the second subject of the course. Approach of the actors, taking place in the power struggle, to identities and activities of forming religious mentality constitute the third chapter of the course. The answer of the question “Upon which methods form of reading the improvements in Turkistan by the help of global strategic tendencies rely?” is of importance in terms of determining our view point.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
0World system after 1990: philosophical roots of post-modern situation and their comments for “modern paradigm”Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
1Forms of information and re-defining scientific knowledge. Definition of “scientific knowledge can be re-corrected” make the idea of scientific knowledge is a narrative to become widespread.Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
2Language game model suggestion: Language of religion is a form of life.Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
3Social-political reasons of rising of religions. Putting religious interpretation to political field. Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
4Superseding of ideologies by cultures: Meaning, interpretation, cultural pluralism, anthropology, mythology and similar themes Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
5Rising of identity definition, religious tendencies and religious sentiment. Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
6Approach of global power towards identity and diplomacy of values. Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
7Strategy of building mentality through religious and political values.Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
8Midterm examWritten exam will be done.
9Geopolitical situation of Central Asia within the context of global strategic tendencies: Opportunities and threats.Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
10Central Asia after 9/11: Historical role of external power and re-definition of religious fundamentalism. Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
11West’s re-discover of Central Asia and the politics of forming sphere of influence. Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
12Role of Islam in regional construction and its definitions. Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
13Religious movements in Central Asia, their ideological structures and methods. Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
14Central Asian Republics’ Perception of threat: Tendency of controlling religious movements and its reasons. Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
15Final examWritten exam will be done.
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Oliver Roy, Yeni Orta Asya: Ya da Ulusların İmal Edilişi, (Çev) Mehmed Moralı, İstanbul: 2000, Metis Yayınları. 2. Nadim Macit, Dünya-Dil Sistemi ve Dini Söylem: Laik Demokratik Sistem ve Teoloji, Ankara: 2010, Sarkaç Yayınları. 3. Mustafa Aydın, “Geçiş Sürecinde Kimlikler: Orta Asya’da Milliyetçilik, Din ve Bölgesel Güvenlik”, Küresel Politikada Orta Asya, (Der: M. Aydın) Ankara: 2005, Nobel Yayınları. 4. John Anderson, The International Poilitics of Central Asia, New York: 1997, Manchester University Press. 5. Shrreen T. Hunter “Islam and Post-Independence Central Asia; International and External Dimensions, Journal of Islamic Studies, (C: VII, No: 2, 1996) 6. Peter L. Berger, Dinin Sosyal Gerçekliği,(Çev: Ali Coşkun) İstanbul: 1993, İnsan Yayınları 7. Nadim Macit, Küresel Güç politikaları, Türkiye ve İslâm, Ankara: 2010, Sarkaç Yayınları. 8. Mohammed-Reza Djalili, Thierry Kellner, Yeni Orta Asya Jeo-politiği, (Çev: Reşat Uzmen) İstanbul: 2009, Bilge Kültür Sanat Yayınları.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures16348
Project Preparation11414
Criticising Paper3515
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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