Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703004282014GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEASTERN ASIAElective484
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course unit is about the geographical analysis of the Pacific Asia also known as South-eastern Asia. South-eastern Asia has been shaped by globalization and become one of the most dynamic regions of the world. The objective o the course unit is to reveal and understand the geographical characteristics of this region such as urbanisation, transportation systems, agriculture as well as the developmental issues.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mustafa MUTLUER
Learning Outcomes
1Çokluk, heterojenlik ve karmaşıklıklar bölgesi olan Güneydoğu Asya’nın coğrafi özelliklerine genel bir bakış yapmak.
2Güneydoğu Asya ülkeleri ile ilgili tarihsel, ekonomik, sosyal, kültürel ve siyasal konularda öğrencilerin sorgulama becerisini geliştirmek.
3Multidisipliner bir bakış açısıyla Güneydoğu Asya Bölgesi’nde güncel konuları, sorunları ve kalkınma çabalarını gözlemlemek.
4A general overview of the geographical characteristics of South-eastern Asia which is a region of diversity and complexities.
5Developing questioning skills on the historical, economic and political issues in South-eastern Asian countries.
6Observing actual issues, problems and development efforts in SE Asia region from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Human and physical geography of South-eastern Asia as a world region
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Orientation Lecture
2South-eastern Asia: A General Overview Lecture
3Spatial Organization of South-eastern Asia Lecture
4Natural Environment In Southern Asia Lecture
5The historical geography of the South-eastern Asia Lecture
6Social Structure and Settlement system of South-eastern Asia Lecture
7Economy of South-eastern Asia and the “Asian Tigers” Lecture
8Island countries: Indonesia and Philippines Lecture
9Double States: Malaysia Lecture
10Country of Millionaires: Singapore Lecture
11Twin States: Myanmar and Thailand Lecture
12Mid-term exam Written exam
13Buffer States: Laos and Cambodia Lecture
14Vietnam Lecture
15General overview and discussion Lecture
16Final ExamWritten exam
Recommended or Required Reading
De BLIJ,H.J/MULLER, O.P/NİJMAN; J.(2013), Regions du Monde, 2. Edition, Groupe Modulo. De Blij, H.J and P.O.Muller (2004), Geography: realms, Regions and Consepts, 11. Edition, New York, Wiley. GÜNER, İbrahim/ERTÜRK, Mustafa (2013), Kıtalar ve Ülkeler Coğrafyası, 4. Basım, Nobel kitap, Ankara TİMOR, Ayşe Nur (2002), Güneydoğu Asya, Özellikler-Ülkeler, Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul. KONINCK, De Rodolphe (2012), L’Asie du Sud-Est, Armand Colin, Paris. Weightman, Barbara A. (2011), Dragons and tigers: a geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Printed in the United States of America
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Project Design/Management8324
Self Study7321
Individual Study for Mid term Examination199
Individual Study for Final Examination199
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)121
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