Second Cycle - Institute of Middle East Studies - Geography of the Middle East
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
ORCG715 Geopolitics of the Middle East Compulsory 1 1 6
Objectives of the Course
This course seeks to analyze the geopolitical importance of the Middle East, Middle Eastern Countries and the regions.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. SALIH BIÇAKÇI
Learning Outcomes
1 Student make presentations about the geopolitical position of Middle Eastern Countries
2 Student know the problems caused by the region's geopolitical position and recommends solutions
3 Students explain geopolitical importance of the Middle Eastern countries
4 Students establish relationship between general geographic features and geopolitical of the Middle East
5 Students understand the geopolitical position and its importance in the Middle East
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Middle East region in light of current geopolitical issues are examined.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 Introduction
2 Definition of geopolitics- Theories of geopolitics
3 Geographical position of the Middle East and geographical characteristics of the Middle East
4 Physical geographical characteristics of the Middle East and its relevance to Geopolitics
5 Human geographical characteristics of the Middle East and its relevance to Geopolitics
6 Economical geographical characteristics of the Middle East and its relevance to Geopolitics
7 Middle Eastern countries and their geopolitical importance (Iran, Iraq)
8 Midterm
9 Middle Eastern countries and their geopolitical importance (Syria, Lebanon)
10 Middle Eastern countries and their geopolitical importance (Jordan, Egypt)
11 Middle Eastern countries and their geopolitical importance (Israel)
12 The other Middle Eastern countries and their geopolitical importance
13 Geopolitical problems of the Middle East
14 Geopolitical problems of the Middle East
15 Geopolitical problems of the Middle East
16 General Evaluation
17 final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Güneybatı Asya-Fiziki Ortam, N. Tunçdilek, İstanbul Üniversitesi Coğrafya
Enstitüsü Yayınlatrı, 1971, İstanbul
Ortadoğu (Siyasi ve İktisadi Coğrafya), S. Öngör, Ankara Üniversitesi
Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi Yayınları, 1965, Ankara
Political Geography, J. R. V. Prescott, 1972 Londra.
Siyasi Coğrafya, S. Göney, İstanbul Üniversitesi Coğrafya Enstitüsü
Yayınları, 1979, İstanbul
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
The courses have been designed in form of face to face presentations and it’s required for the students to write a term project.
Assessment
AssessmentQuantityWeight
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Total100
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
Total100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Total100
Language of Instruction
Language Codes
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 15 3 45
Pre Class Self Study 15 3 45
Post Class Self Study 15 2 30
Midterm Preparation 1 14 14
Final Preparation 1 20 20
Total 47 42 154
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