Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703003212014POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY-IElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
In its simplest terms, Political Geography can be described as the study of the political organization of space. This course provides an introduction to the field of Political Geography by examining two principal interacting factors: spatial location and political decision-making. In order to explore these interactions a variety of scales, from the global - to the national - to the local, will be considered. As well, the course emphasizes the importance of "time" by adopting an historical perspective on a number of key issues. Some of the topics to be covered include geopolitics, the development of State territories and boundaries, the role of national governments, the challenge of aboriginal land claims, and the complexity of political activity at the regional and local levels.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mustafa MUTLUER
Learning Outcomes
1To comprehend the state as an ontological entity and its spatial dimensions
2To comprehend the theories about international relations.
3To be able to make interpretation of current international political relations
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Political geography and geopolitic; State as a concept in political geography; State as a geographic entity; Geopolitic ecoles; Geopolitic initiatives in Cold War; International conflict areas
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1OrientationVerbal
2Concept of Political geographyVerbal
3Space in political geographyVerbal
4State as a political and geographical entityVerbal
5Spatial classifications of StatesVerbal
6Borders and frontlinesVerbal
7Ecoles in political geography (Germany)Verbal
8Ecoles in political geography (United Kingdom)Verbal
9Ecoles in political geography (USA)Verbal
10Geopolitic initiatives of USA in Cold War Verbal
11Geopolitic initiatives of USSR in Cold WarVerbal
12Mid-term examExam
13International political and military institutions IVerbal
14International political and military institutions IIVerbal
15International conflict areasVerbal
16Final examExam
Recommended or Required Reading
HUNTINGTON, S., 2006, Medeniyetler Çatışması, Vadi Yayınları BRZEZINSKI, Z., 2005, Büyük Satranç Tahtası, İnkılap Kitabevi DONNAN, H., WILSON, T.M., 2002, Sınırlar – Ulus Devletin Uçları, Ütopya Yayınları ARI, T., 2008, Uluslararasi İlişkiler Teorileri, MKM yayınları AĞAOĞULLARI, M.A., 2006, Ulus-Devlet ya da Halkın Egemenliği, İmge Kitabevi FOUSKAS. V., 2004, Balkanlar Ortadoğu Kafkasya – Soğuk Savaş Sonrası ABD Politikaları ANDERSON, B., 2009, Hayali Cemaatler – Milliyetçiliğin Kökenleri ve Yayılması, Metis Yayınları
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation21224
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination155
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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